People are asking us to respond to this:
Conservative pundit Ann Coulter warned activists Saturday that if the party nominates former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012, President Obama will win reelection.
Asked in a Q&A session after a bombastic speech at CPAC what she thought of the 2012 field of hopefuls, Coulter initially hesitated, but went on to essentially deliver an endorsement of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
“If you don’t run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we’ll lose,” said Coulter, eliciting cheers from the crowd.
“By the way,” she added, “I warned you about McCain.”
Warn she did, during the last election cycle. But that was right after she said Gov. Romney was the best candidate in the field. See for yourself:
Don’t miss, either, the next part of the story from The Hill on her remarks at this year’s CPAC:
She also waved off a small group of attendees who booed at a mention of Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.).
“It’s Massachusetts, c’mon,” said Coulter. “You’re lucky it’s not Joseph Stalin.”
Not the way I would have put it, but a point worth making: Massachusetts ain’t Mississippi. And if you watch the video, you will see that Ms. Coulter chooses candidates to support the same way I do, namely process of elimination. This is distinct from the way some people seem to do it, which consists of searching endlessly for a perfect candidate who’s never endorsed cap and trade or opposed protecting people’s private property or blasphemed my home state. There is only one messiah, and he isn’t running for president; everyone who is is imperfect.
Enough of my sermon. Ms. Coulter’s problem this time seems to be that (interestingly enough) another blue-state, Northeastern governor has better credentials than our guy. I don’t dispute that Gov. Christie is doing great things. But the idea that he would begin running for president while having only been governor for one year (New Jersey holds its elections in off years, so he was inaugurated on January 19, 2010)…that is just not going to happen, nor would it end well. Let him save the Garden State first, and then troop off to Washington.
UPDATE: I neglected to thank Marc, a friend of EFM on Facebook, for the video.