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. Polly

    "Virtually the biggest thing on the planet"??? If by "thing," you mean "ridiculous waste of space," then you have definitely have it right.

    June 8, 2011 08:06 am at 8:06 am |
  2. The Real Tom Paine

    Four years ago she gushed about Romney. The facts about him have not changed, only his positions. Coulter's contorted explanations are indicative of the fact that no one who could potentially win a general election will win the nomination. Independents are starting to shift back to Obama, and if enough of them move back (due to the intrusive social policies the Cons want to put in place), Obama will win in a walk. She is right about the economy and Obama's vulnerability, but since we are 18 months away from the election, that gives the President plenty of time: remember where Reagan and Clinton were at similar points in their first term, and remember the results.

    June 8, 2011 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  3. Kahuna

    This should be retitled to "If you have an -R after your name, Coulter likes you".

    Coulter is just like Palin in one respect. Cashing in on American stupidity.

    June 8, 2011 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  4. vette78man

    Virtually the biggest thing on the planet? I thought Couter reserved that designation for her own over-inflated ego.

    June 8, 2011 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
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