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Coulter on GOP 2016 presidential hopefuls: No women or ‘freakishly short/funny looking’ candidates
The Daily Caller ^ | February 14, 2013 | Jeff Poor

Posted on 02/14/2013 4:26:43 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

On Sean Hannity's Wednesday radio show conservative commentator and “Mugged” author Ann Coulter laid out what she viewed to be the proper criteria for the Republican Party’s 2016 presidential hopefuls.

She ruled out rising-star Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as a potential candidate unless the United States were to absorb Canada’s three most western provinces due to eligibility questions stemming from the fact that Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta. Beyond that, Coulter also wants the next GOP presidential candidate to live up to certain gender and appearance standards.

“Look — the general principles on choosing our next president, and like I say we’ll throw them all in debates and see how they perform because that’s an important — that’s important how they appear,” Coulter said. “Got to be a governor — maybe a senator, but definitely governor or senator. No members of the House. Even the governors — they’re much better if they come from bigger states and preferably purple to blue states. [They] cannot be freakishly short or freakishly funny-looking. And I would say three years from now, and only I can say this — I think no women right now. We can’t do anything fancy. America has not had a woman president yet.”(continued)

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At this point, I'd rather have the opinions and advice from 20 random people in the phone book than this woman.
1 posted on 02/14/2013 4:26:54 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ann’s advice is not at all consistent with her choiceof Romney. The dude was funny looking ~ greased back ducktails? Give me a break ~ that went out with the ‘60s.


2 posted on 02/14/2013 4:29:03 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

According to Ms. Coulter, Mitt Romney was the most electable conservative candidate in the 2012 field. Opinions are like assholes, everyone’s got them.


3 posted on 02/14/2013 4:29:52 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The opinion I really don’t want is Rove’s. Coulter sounded like she was rambling.


4 posted on 02/14/2013 4:31:41 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Mitt Romney was the most electable conservative . . .

Calling Mitt an electable conservative is like calling Obama a patriotic American. Both words are lies.

5 posted on 02/14/2013 4:31:47 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What on EARTH happened to her??


6 posted on 02/14/2013 4:38:00 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I disagree. We may not have had a formally female president, but the current occupant of the office is definitely a d*ckless, b@ll-less creature. . .


7 posted on 02/14/2013 4:39:38 PM PST by Salgak (Acme Lasers presents: The Energizer Border. I **DARE** you to cross it. . . .)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who gives a rats ass what this moonbat loving idiot has to say.


8 posted on 02/14/2013 4:45:24 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sounds like it’ll be Gov tall dark & handsome Chris Christie.


9 posted on 02/14/2013 4:45:57 PM PST by skeeter
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To: RIghtwardHo
Happened? She was always a loose cannon. She doesn't have that internal censor that makes people not say things that come into their heads.

If you know another candidate who could have won, you're welcome to fault her for supporting Romney, but her effort to be pragmatic and support a candidate she thought had a shot at winning isn't the worst thing about her.

10 posted on 02/14/2013 4:47:00 PM PST by x
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To: muawiyah

Say what you will about his politics (and I’ll likely agree) but Mitt Romney looked exactly like a central casting version of presidential. There was nothing wrong with his appearance; his politics sucked.


11 posted on 02/14/2013 4:47:25 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: RIghtwardHo

She has clearly lost her mind. Now she worries about our candidate being eligible, but Obama..not so much. No freakishly short candidates but grotesquely fat (like Christie is ok.) Has to be from a blue state or moderate, yep Romney lost and McCain lost. No women...yet no worries about the stupid ‘War On Women’ meme. She is doubling down on failure. Go figure.


12 posted on 02/14/2013 4:51:00 PM PST by penelopesire (TIME FOR OBAMA TO ANSWER FOR BENGHAZI UNDER OATH!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Talk about someone whose judgment on potential candidates I do NOT trust, it’s Coulter! With her track-record, I’d be automatically suspicious if not totally distrustful of ANYONE she named.


13 posted on 02/14/2013 4:51:48 PM PST by greene66
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Really classy comment there.


14 posted on 02/14/2013 4:55:11 PM PST by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: skeeter
Sounds like it’ll be Gov tall dark & handsome Chris Christie.

TMML

15 posted on 02/14/2013 4:55:11 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Ann "Icabod Crane" Coulter, who didn't even have the common sense to keep her skeleton-like legs covered in the presence of Katie Couric, is the last one who should be advising us on the appearance of our respresentatives.


16 posted on 02/14/2013 4:57:35 PM PST by SENTINEL (Kneel down to God. Stand up to tyrants. STICK TO YOUR GUNS !)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If my memory serves me correctly, wasn’t Ann Coulter one of the people that were shoving Mitt Romney down our throats last year during the primary season?


17 posted on 02/14/2013 5:03:20 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: SENTINEL

Her favorite was and will be Christie.

Which is a step in the wrong direction...

From RINO moderates

to NJ Liberal.


18 posted on 02/14/2013 5:03:21 PM PST by rbmillerjr (We have No Opposition to Obama's Socialist Agenda)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If a Kenyan Marxist can be president, then a Canadian conservative definitely can. Shut up, Coulter. We all know you want Krispy Creme, a pathetic liberal. Your opinion is almost as meaningless as that of Tokyo Rove.


19 posted on 02/14/2013 5:05:21 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: rbmillerjr

“Her favorite was and will be Christie.

Which is a step in the wrong direction...

From RINO moderates

to a MUZZIE-LOVING NJ Liberal.”

Fixed it.

:-)


20 posted on 02/14/2013 5:06:33 PM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

21 posted on 02/14/2013 5:09:39 PM PST by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: SENTINEL

Holy cow. I have never been able to figure out why she thinks those sticks look good in miniskirts.


22 posted on 02/14/2013 5:16:04 PM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Maybe she was being a little sarcastic I hope? We don’t need to stoop to te level of Dems; looking at race, gender and other criteria instead of character and their stand on issues.


23 posted on 02/14/2013 5:16:31 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: muir_redwoods

Senator Robert Kinsey with greased ducks ~ but maybe Kinsey’s politics were better.


24 posted on 02/14/2013 5:18:13 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I think no women right now.

I really don't think she intended this as a slight against Sarah Palin. I don't think she was even thinking about Sarah Palin.

No, I think this comment was aimed at Lindsey Graham.

25 posted on 02/14/2013 5:24:07 PM PST by Tau Food (Never give a sword to a man who can't dance.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Romney *was* the most electable candidate. He kept the defeat in single digits.


26 posted on 02/14/2013 5:24:13 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: Rusty0604

Two things Ann.

1. Eat something will ya? You look like a Jeff Dunham
Doll.

2. STFU. After orgasmic endorcements of Puff Ball Christy
and RINO Romney anything you have to say rates with Tokyo Rove.


27 posted on 02/14/2013 5:26:09 PM PST by VRWCarea51
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Even the governors — they’re much better if they come from bigger states and preferably purple to blue states. [They] cannot be freakishly short or freakishly funny-looking.

I can't think of anything more freakish than picking a candidate from a blue state.

28 posted on 02/14/2013 5:26:19 PM PST by upsdriver ( Palin/West '16)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Freakishly short or freaklishly funny looking--that rules out Chris Chrispie. Guess Ann has had a change of heart.
29 posted on 02/14/2013 5:38:22 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: garbanzo

Romney *was* the most electable candidate. He kept the defeat in single digits.


Amazing, when you consider roughly only 36% of registered repubs turned out the vote.


30 posted on 02/14/2013 6:09:18 PM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great natiorn is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: garbanzo

Romney managed to be the choice who guaranteed a loss, in an election that we couldn’t lose.


31 posted on 02/14/2013 6:28:00 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She pushed Romney on us. Why should we listen to her now?


32 posted on 02/14/2013 6:37:22 PM PST by Texas56
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To: muawiyah

She’s for the morbidly obese blowhard—and last time backed the rich, out-of-touch, progenitor of Obamacare—but we shouldn’t risk anyone short, funny looking, or female?

Oh, and while we’re at it, Maine is such a big state?


33 posted on 02/14/2013 6:43:42 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: rbmillerjr

Christie of course hasn’t been governor any longer than the GOP women governors she chose to slight.


34 posted on 02/14/2013 6:58:18 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: ansel12

Is there anybody else who ran in the primaries that could have beaten Obama? Do you think Gingrich had a chance? Santorum? Maybe you were holding out for a Herman Cain victory? As much as I respect Ron Paul, he had no chance in a general election. Face it, Romney was the best choice of a sorry litter.


35 posted on 02/14/2013 7:17:40 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Got to be a governor — maybe a senator, but definitely governor or senator. No members of the House. Even the governors — they’re much better if they come from bigger states and preferably purple to blue states. [They] cannot be freakishly short or freakishly funny-looking.

Of course the most famous Republican president ever was never a governor or senator, only an ex-member of the House (for one term, over a decade earlier) when he ran. And while not freakishly short, he was funny looking.

36 posted on 02/14/2013 7:28:51 PM PST by wideminded
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Thanks 2ndDivisionVet.
She ruled out rising-star Texas Sen. Ted Cruz as a potential candidate unless the United States were to absorb Canada’s three most western provinces due to eligibility questions stemming from the fact that Cruz was born in Calgary, Alberta... "Got to be a governor -- maybe a senator, but definitely governor or senator. No members of the House. Even the governors -- they’re much better if they come from bigger states and preferably purple to blue states. [They] cannot be freakishly short or freakishly funny-looking. And I would say three years from now, and only I can say this -- I think no women right now. We can’t do anything fancy. America has not had a woman president yet."
and great comment:
"At this point, I'd rather have the opinions and advice from 20 random people in the phone book than this woman."

37 posted on 02/14/2013 7:39:09 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: garbanzo

Romney and the establishment shaped two primaries in a row to get Romney front and center, and has fought a 4.5 year war to keep Palin or any other threat away from the primary, they even gave us “Bloody Thursday” when Newt Gingrich became a serious threat to the Romney coronation, (Huckabee and McCain both had managed to defeat Romney in 2008, without any money or organization).

The establishment gave us the worst candidate imaginable, they threw cold water on turn out and hurt us down ticket and cost us the Senate, all because of the curse of Mitt Romney, a man who has won a single election in 20 years of running, spending 55 million of personal funds, and who could not get reelected in that office, and who left office with 34% approval, what did anyone expect?

Romney loses elections, he doesn’t win them, and he managed to lose against Jimmy Carter II.


38 posted on 02/14/2013 7:50:41 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
90 million Americans of voting age regularly don't turn out to vote.

When you plan on winning you devote considerable resources to the idea of turning out your own people ~ not on seeking the support of a strictly theoretical 10% of undecideds in the middle.

There is no middle.

When you don't get out the vote you lose.

39 posted on 02/14/2013 8:23:04 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: garbanzo
The candidate has only to get out his own voters ~ by the time the campaign arrives, that's too late to change minds.

People will turn out or a leader who speaks their language. Romney does not connect. Gingrich can connect standing there with his pants on the ground.

40 posted on 02/14/2013 8:25:13 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin or pass!!!!


41 posted on 02/14/2013 8:27:07 PM PST by dalereed
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To: muawiyah
Newt Gingrich would of carried the Free Republic vote by 100% and lost the election by a larger margin than Romney.
And if that pompous ass had dropped out before the Michigan primary when it had become apparent there was no way he was getting the nomination we might have stopped Romney and nominated Santorum. Who would of probably lost the election too.
42 posted on 02/14/2013 8:46:32 PM PST by hirn_man
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To: muawiyah

You honestly believe left-his-wife-while-she-was-stricken-with-cancer had a shot during the general election? We had enough to deal with concerning Bain Capital. You think the press would have ignored Newt’s heavy baggage?


43 posted on 02/14/2013 8:55:24 PM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: hirn_man

Gingrich could have won, the Romneylike Santorum having been kicked out of the Senate by a history making defeat of massive numbers, I think around 18%, was a political loser like Romney, that is why the establishment didn’t see him as the threat.


44 posted on 02/14/2013 11:39:58 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

More proof Ann Coulter is an OBAMA SUPPORTER......she always attacked Obama Eligibility people when they accurately pointed out Obama was not eligible. But she has no problem bringing up Cruz being ineligible .

She probably will deny Marco Rubio is ineligible...hey he is a liberal


45 posted on 02/15/2013 3:20:21 AM PST by SeminoleCounty (GOP = Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: garbanzo

Actually, since that didn’t happen, that’s not baggage of any kind. Guy with Caymn islands accounts and who didn’t pay taxes for 10 years probably couldn’t win anything and didn’t.


46 posted on 02/15/2013 3:47:05 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: hirn_man
you just show up with your current spouse ~ and maybe your daughter ~ and you have an casual discussion with Rush Limbaugh about it all ~ kind of a Bill and Hillary cookie fest sort of thing.

The goobers eat it up.

Remember, you aren't trying to convince Democrats to vote for you ~ you are trying to convince Republicans to bother coming out to vote for you.

47 posted on 02/15/2013 3:50:25 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah

The fact is that Newt did try to negotiate a divorce from his wife while she was recovering from cancer surgery. This alone would have killed him in the general election.


48 posted on 02/15/2013 6:24:43 AM PST by garbanzo (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine)
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To: garbanzo
The actual fact is she sought to negotiate a deal ~ not him. The real background problem here is that the school district where she was a teacher, consistent with state law in Georgia at that time, prohibited sexual intercourse between teachers and students and Newt was her student.

The woman was a felon!

Second wife attempted to sell influence ~ while he was Speaker of the House. She was even investigated by the FBI. Newt chose not to have her prosecuted. But, again, that woman was a felon.

With his third wife they both decided to return to Jesus.

When it comes to the cold hard facts you have to side with felons to attack Newt. Are you prepared for that?

49 posted on 02/15/2013 7:04:05 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: garbanzo

They agreed to a divorce BEFORE she went in the hospital to have surgery, and it was not a life threatening cancer, either.

This wife, by the way, was Newt’s high school teacher that sexually molested him when he was a minor. When she became pregnant, he felt obligated to marry her.

She should have been charged with a crime and sent to prison.


50 posted on 02/15/2013 1:20:01 PM PST by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITZEN: BORN IN THE USA OF CITIZEN PARENTS.)
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