Ann Coulter surveys GOP 2012 field
June 7th, 2011
10:41 PM ET
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Ann Coulter surveys GOP 2012 field

(CNN) – Conservative columnist Ann Coulter hearts former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

“She’s fabulous,” Coulter said during an interview Tuesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."

“She is a big star. She’s virtually the biggest thing on the planet.”


But Coulter cautioned the potential presidential candidate about setting her sights on the White House.

“I wouldn’t [run for president] if I were in her shoes,” she said. “I think it would be the worst job imaginable, both running and holding the office.”

And for one already-declared candidate, Coulter has changed her tune - slightly.

She praised one GOP contender and put down another in one swipe at February's Conservative Political Action Conference, saying, “If you don’t run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we’ll lose.” But the conservative firebrand now admits to having warmer feelings for the former governor of Massachusetts, who recently announced his bid for the presidency.

“I now think the economy is such a disaster and Obama has such a glass jaw that we might even win with Romney. And Romney isn’t a disaster … I like him.”

Yet Coulter still has some reservations about Romney, who also sought the GOP nomination in 2008, and seemed to save her enthusiasm for a firmly declared noncandidate.

“The problem with Romney that a lot of people have, people like me, conservatives, is Romneycare. I still think he’ll probably be the nominee unless Christie jumps in,” she said.

“Christie’s pretty stunning.”

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soundoff (54 Responses)
  1. DALE

    Delusions of adequacy...

    June 8, 2011 05:52 am at 5:52 am |
  2. Rob

    The only candidate who will change things and allow this country to get back on course for us and our children is Ron Paul.

    June 8, 2011 05:56 am at 5:56 am |
  3. jsw797

    I watched this interview and tried observing as objectively as possible given I have more liberal voting patterns. I found that Ann embodied the very stinging criticisms she claimed *all* liberals held. She discussed mob mentality and I found she demonstrated that same trait throughout her conversation. People often see in others what they don't like about themselves. Perhaps it is time she look in a mirror.

    June 8, 2011 06:14 am at 6:14 am |
  4. Marie MD

    This man, oops, woman is in love with the AK bimbo. Maybe they can both get on their horses with their bells and whistles (all in their heads, of course) and ride off into the sunset towards bimboville together. Don't forget to take the one in MN!!!
    "Biggest thing on the planet". Yes, she is right on this one. That woman from AK is a "thing" like nobody has evern seen. What the "thing" is we already know – uneducated, stupid, marcissistic, sociopath.
    Even chris wallace and somebody else off camera were making fun of her and her gotcha Paul Revere moment on this show. Pitiful if it wasn't so scary!

    June 8, 2011 06:18 am at 6:18 am |
  5. Diana

    Palin embarrasses both women and Christians alike.
    Palin is a 'counterfeiter'.
    Counterfeiter has the same meaning as the word 'Rogue' that Palin chose to describe herself in her book.

    June 8, 2011 06:27 am at 6:27 am |
  6. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Lokks like Ann is a flip flopper like Romney. Snookie Palin will listen to him. Run Snookie run!

    June 8, 2011 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  7. John

    You right Sara Palin Is the biggest IDIOT on the Planet. So that would make You Dumb. So Ann Coulter that make you And Saran Palin as Dumb and Dumber. You are right about one thing , she shouldn't ran for President. Because you know she shouldn't WIN. She shouldn't win If she ran for dog catcher.

    June 8, 2011 06:49 am at 6:49 am |
  8. David

    I can't believe anyone cares what this woman says. She's no different than Palin and Bachmann, idiots.

    June 8, 2011 06:50 am at 6:50 am |
  9. ARTRaveler

    I thought she had crawled back under her rock. Go away!

    June 8, 2011 06:54 am at 6:54 am |
  10. rcchev

    i guess she is the biggest thing on the planet to narrow minded people like you...get a broader view of life!!

    June 8, 2011 06:59 am at 6:59 am |
  11. T'sah from Virginia

    [“She is a big star. She’s virtually the biggest thing on the planet.”]
    What in the HECK is Coulter smoking – They're BOTH loose-head crazy fanatic!!

    Coulter also insists that “Christie’s pretty stunning.”
    Too bad Coulter didn't get the memo – Christie is NOT running!!

    June 8, 2011 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  12. Kris Jackson

    Ann Coulter makes my skin crawl. She is the only person presently on the American political scene I would compare with Hitler. She is a demagogue who subsists on hatred and bigotry.

    June 8, 2011 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  13. Angus001

    Get ready for all the libs stating that they hate her and providing nothing of substance. Just hate because they disagree with her political views and she is a woman.

    June 8, 2011 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  14. Emma

    OMG it is this wacko's way of saying "thanks but no thanks" to having Palin run for POTUS.

    June 8, 2011 07:30 am at 7:30 am |
  15. Stephen in Texas

    Why is anyone giving this bleach blonde Palin any air time. The last thing our country needs is for anyone to be listening to her vile, self-righteous, hateful commentary. The country and the world need more positive voices, not this conservative crap.

    June 8, 2011 07:35 am at 7:35 am |
  16. DA

    Key word Ann "Star" and that is what Palin really likes the celebrity that is being lavish on her by those who are making money off of her. It is about the money with this lady and the sooner those folks who support her, can move past the glitz and glamour they will see she don't know crap!! LOL She is a fake and it is a shame people don't see it. LOL Stupid is as Stupid does!!!

    June 8, 2011 07:48 am at 7:48 am |
  17. Doyle Wiley, MI

    My only question to Ann would be, what planet are you on?

    June 8, 2011 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  18. Jack V

    Oh brother.

    June 8, 2011 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  19. the situation

    Coulter is a nut job.

    June 8, 2011 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  20. jeb

    Americans won't elect a fat boy.

    June 8, 2011 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  21. Realistic

    Ann no matter what you say about Palin and how conservatives tries to re-image Palin, Palin is still Palin. Ann said Palin is the biggest thing on the planet, yeah she is a thing alright. Ann the dyke who looks like big birds sister thinks people actually care what she says. I watch her sometimes for the laughs to provides when she tries to act like an adult.

    June 8, 2011 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  22. diridi

    both of these ladies are idiots, and number one thugs in this nation.....true, true, and true, no ethics, no morality, no standard with these ladies....o.k, Just ignore these stupid women.....

    June 8, 2011 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  23. Jay

    Christie won't even carry his home state of New Jersey if jumps in – they hate him and now that he has proven that he is "DO AS I SAY NOT AS I DO" typical repubulican with the Helicopter incident he won't be able to carry it off. Republicans are in trouble – if they weren't the field wouldn't be filled with so many schmucks! If the Republican Party Leadership (Not sure they have any) don't hurry up and find somebody of quality and tell Gingrich, Palin and all of the others of their ilk to shut up and get lost the Republican party won't exist anymore. If the Tea Party runs Palin or Bachman against the Republican Leadership wishes – they won't win because the Afro-American & Hispanic voters will unite because they believe (whether right or wrong) that Tea Party = Racism. Repubs need to get it together and get it together NOW!

    June 8, 2011 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  24. zapatta

    And I would be a die-hard republican if it weren't for Coulter, Limbaugh, Beck, Palin and all of Fox News.The republicans have a super message of smaller government, less taxes, but the message is ruined by this fringe group which carry a message of hateful speeches and gloom and doom. I just can't associate myself with them.

    June 8, 2011 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  25. Njfinest2009

    Ann Coulter's opinion means what? Another pathetic loser looking to gain attention! Get an education Ann and talk about things that are important Sarah Palin is not, just like you are not!

    June 8, 2011 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
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