Skip to comments.Ann Coulter Says She "Loves" Sarah Palin, But Prefers She Not Run for President - Video 4/20/10
Posted on 04/21/2010 5:03:14 AM PDT by Federalist Patriot
Here is video of Ann Coulter being asked if she wants Sarah Palin to run for President. Coulter said:
"I do love her, but I think I prefer her doing what she's doing now, at which she's spectacular. She's making a lot of money and she's having a great life. She has - she's giving all this energy to the base of the Republican Party - the Conservative Movement."
Coulter was answering questions after a speech she gave at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
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I agree with Ann. I love Sarah too, saw her in Boston last week But, I’d prefer for her to excite the base....she’d be great as the RNC Chair! I believe here time came and went unfortunately the wrong candidate got into our beloved White House.
Ann is saying what many FReepers have already suggested: Sarah is a magnificent torch-bearer/flame thrower and her leadership would be better served as RNC chairman - with a longer reach and influence on all candidates for Congress & the WH. The media’s attacks would be relentless if she were to run for National office again. (we have already seen the damage they have done).
The MSM Bush bashers would stoop to new levels of debauchery.
wow. She got a whole 2 month window of opportunity, and only under direct control of the failed McCain campaign managers. That’s it? She had her chance?
That was her introduction. She has just gotten started. I am thinking the same as Ann. 2012 may not turn out to be the right time for her, if she seeks the high office. She is still very young. Depending on what her ambitions are, she has plenty of opportunity ahead to build on her reputation as governor. Whether it is RNC Chair, Senator, political movement leader, etc., I expect she will be an important force over the next 20 years.
I tend to agree with Ann here it might be like Ann running herself it would be fun but might not be successful. Can you imagine Ms. Coulter taking on Obama in debates or even Sarah for that matter. However Ann versus Obama would be priceless.
I have been saying this for more than a year. Maybe Sarah Palin is smart enough to have figured this out for herself, too. I hope so.
PALIN: Nope. Don't know who conducted that poll and I know that polls are fickle and heck, after this interview, Chris, we may see a plummeting in the poll numbers. Who knows. These are fickle. I can't comment on what the poll numbers mean today.
WALLACE: Why wouldn't you run for president?
PALIN: I would. I would if I believe that that is the right thing to do for our country and for the Palin family. Certainly, I would do so.
If you are conservative and intelligent, and listen to Sarah Palin speak for an extended period of time, you cannot help but cringe at a number of things she says. She is a great person, but lacks the presidential polish. And her Katie Couric interview performance was abysmal. Most of us could have winged it 10 times better; she had lost of prep time.
I tend to agree to Ann, too. Sarah is highly effective at energizing the conservative base, and that would be her most fitting role. Frankly, I wouldn’t blame her for taking a hard look at the whole intractable mess and saying “thanks but no thanks.”
I agree with Ann
No matter who the Republican candidate turns out to be, media attacks will be relentless. Major media is nothing more then the propaganda organ of the Democratic party. Expecting them to play nice with any Republican candidate (unless they are a Rino that can’t win a general election) is simply foolish.
So, let’s pick a candidate that the left will be happy with and not demonize. Maybe someone that agrees with the statists on taxes, immigration, global warming, judges, bailouts etc.
Oh wait a minute, we did that and got our Arse’s kicked.
I also agree with Ann on this. Sarah Palin is working where she is most needed.
And remember, It’s better to be the King-maker than to be the King.
Wow, a sane thread on this subject. May be hope yet.
You’re only at post 16...things can fall apart pretty quickly, I bet. :)
So that's the only choice--Palin, or someone like the guy she ran with and now supports?
Conservatism isn't about one person.
“...shed be great as the RNC Chair...”
What a terrific idea! ;-)
Oh, let me dream for a few minutes, willya! ;)
So you don’t think they will do the same to any Republican candidate?
But she is a Big Girl, and she can run in 2012 if she wants to. And she will get the nomination if she beats everyone else running. And that is entirely possible, because Palin is a Phenomenon like we have never seen in politics.
People may not like it. They may predict that she cant do it for this or that reason. But if she does, then God Bless her, and I will be supporting her with every once of energy I can.
Any chance its because Ann is a Romney fan?
I don’t care if she runs or not but...Ann backed Romney so her opinion doesn’t mean much.
I agree with Ann.
Palin should have Steele’s job. That would be a terrific move in the right direction.
We got Presidential polish now and everytime he opens his mouth with his nice smooth fabrications, I cannot help but feel a little slimy. Sarah is “We the People”. I am afraid we are going to screw this up big time and get us a nice smooth talking RINO in there. I don’t care how someone sounds anymore, or whether they can do an interview like a superstar or not. I want MEAT AND POTATOES! Someone who can do the right thing during crunch time and has a BACKBONE. Sarah continues to be attacked by the left which means she is being effective! Captain Janeway for President!
It 2012 or never. What is Sarah suppose to do after the election if she doesn’t run sit on the sidelines and be a cheerleader. I don’t think so but IF and it’s a big if Sarah does this nobody will hear what she has to say because the presidential candidates will crowd out what ever Sarah says.
Sarah is a Leader and NOT a cheerleader.
That’s okay. Just means Palin won’t feel obliged to talk up Coulter in return—which could limit her winning back the moderate soccer moms.
Coulter still prefers Mitt Romney, no doubt.
Ann has no credibility in this area, and her support of Romney at any point in time means she’ll never regain credibility with me in this area. When the times called for conservative, she became a CINO.
For RNC Chair, I nominate Andrew Breitbart. He’s fearless, and would never vascillate like the go-along-to-get-along pansies we’re used to.
Ann Colter usually recommends we vote for Rinos doesn’t she? I can’t figure her out sometimes.
Ann hit the nail on the head. I love Sarah too, but I’d prefer she keep the RNC on the straight and narrow of conservative policies. I’d like to see a greatly experienced, economical genius as POTUS to help straighten this mess out we now have as a country after Obama. With that said, if she is nominated, she will have my complete support unlike Romney, Huckabee, et al.
Going to see her 22 May.
Hope to see her in the Senate, representing AK, someday soon.
I like Breitbart at DNC. He knows how to as an old movie once said "smear them with the truth" and that makes them very nervous. I think I'd put Palin at The Dept of Energy or EPA with the task of completely dismantling the agencies. Gingrich to Education with the same task. Coulter I would make press secretary. It would make the press confrences much more interesting.
Wow, it’s amazing how things can change. I suggested this back in Dec., and was lambasted for it right here on FR. Now, look at the support the idea garners. There may be hope, yet.
No candidate will EVER be perfect.
Conservatives need to get off their high horses and accept that our flawed Palin is STILL 10 times better than Obama.
If she runs in 2012 with an economy most likely in shambles,her primary campaign message of creating private sector jobs through energy development(we will be in an energy crisis by then,AGAIN) and absolute tax reform(flat or fair), this nation will elect her in a landslide.
The democrats/left will NEVER vote for her but plenty of indy’s will.
Oh come on. How many can name 5 of the last 10 RNC chairmen without Googling it? The RNC chair is a path to obscurity. Palin has far more influence and excites the base to a greater extent doing what she's doing than she ever would as RNC chairman.
an honest answer and good advice to Sarah!
This from a woman who fawned over Romney and endorsed him. I’ve never been an Ann Coulter fan (though I do agree with her from time to time), but when she and Laura Ingraham started fawning all over Mitt, commenting how handsome he was and implying they’d vote for him based on looks alone, I was deeply disappointed and ashamed of them. Way to prove stereotypes of women voters right!
The left is going to demonize the pick no matter who it is. Might as well chose the one who has the teflon vest AND conservative values/positions.
Yes she is.
>> Youre only at post 16...things can fall apart pretty quickly, I bet. :) <<
Yep, flame war bound to start soon!
I disagre with Ann. Sarah Palin may not run but I think those who think she couldn’t win are the some of the same who supported Mitt Romney and he really embarassed himself getting out early building a lead and then blowing it. His time has passed and yet those like Ann who support him because he looks the part regardless that he represents the same soft cap n trade health care reform “compassionate” Republicanism. Maybe someone else will rise but if we have a choice between a Romney and a Palin the choice is easy. Give me the fighter give me my political Joan of arc. They try and try to burn her at the stake but they will fail.
Sarah can’t be a senator because she is a natural born leader. She could never be just be 1 of 100 making deals and compromising values and principles. I don’t think she would have been a good Vice President as she would have overshadowed John McCain at every event.
I agree with you, her time has not passed. It’s only just beginning. I have no idea what God’s purpose is for Sarah but I do know she will ask for His guidance and do what she knows He wants her to do. And if it’s God’s will that Sarah Palin be our next president, by His hand she will. Even if Mitt Romney thinks it’s his turn.
“the teflon vest AND conservative values/positions”.
And who would that be?
I agree with Ann, I like the fact she can run around and rally the base without having to censor herself. She also manages to frighten the left because there’s nothing they can do to her anymore.
I love Ann Coulter and think her books are definitive and earth shaking. She did yoeman’s work in fighting mediocre justice choices by GW Bush. BUT ....
Didn’t Coulter say Fred Thompson belonged in a glue factory? It would have been nice if we could have rallied behind a conservative in the last race.