Did he jump? Or was he pushed? His outspoken views about illegal immigration and continued questions about where President Obama was born seemed out of step with much of the rest of CNN's "hard news" programming. Might he be a better fit on Fox News or, given his background as the host of CNN's "Moneyline" for many years, perhaps even the fledgling Fox Business Channel?
I'm always a little skeptical when public figures abruptly resign their positions without any clear future plans. Did CNN become upset about reports that he had recently met with Roger Ailes, the head of Fox News? Or was this really about the fact that his ratings had reportedly dropped by over 30% in the last year, and that he had sunk to a close 3rd behind Fox News' Shepard Smith and Chris Matthews on MSNBC? Or might something else have happened behind the scenes (perhaps of a personal nature) that has yet to be revealed?