Coulter on Palin and a brokered convention: Beware of political celebrities in the GOP

posted at 3:05 pm on March 14, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Actually, her exact phrase wasn’t “political celebrities.” At the Indian River County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner in Vero Beach, Fla., Monday night, she said the GOP has a problem with “con men and charlatans.” Her point, though, was this: The Republican Party — and particularly the conservative movement — has created incentives for politicians to enter the fray not necessarily to win an office, but to eventually score a gig with Fox News or write a book. We need to be wary, then, of people who might possibly be in it solely for themselves.

Coulter’s not keen on the idea of a brokered convention, but she’s also not concerned it will happen. I think she’s right. Right that it wouldn’t be good for the GOP because, really, who’s going to save us now? If nothing else, it sets a bad precedent: Who will want to face the primary process in the future if he knows he can skip it and still be in the battle for the nomination? Right, too, that it probably won’t happen.

A contested convention is different: Santorum might have made a strong enough case for himself by the time the convention rolls around to be able to convince the needed number of Romney delegates to go his way — and he arguably should have that opportunity. Not sure Coulter would agree with me there, though. (H/t The Daily Caller and The Shark Tank)


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Coulter on Palin and a brokered convention: Beware of political celebrities in the GOP

Pot meet kettle

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

She’s obviously lost it.

Dunedainn on March 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

because they would compete with meeeee!

tomg51 on March 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Beware the Romney panic.

Romney will not get to 1144. So he has lost Round 1.

Round 2 starts in June. Everything starts over. And Romney will not set his hair on fire over Obama, so he will lose this round also.

faraway on March 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM

..oooooh! I hope Ann is wearing her asbestos panties.

The War Planner on March 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM

The nerve of that womyn

Creston on March 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Romney doesn’t mind setting the base on fire, though.

faraway on March 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Allen Colmes in drag.

wheelgun on March 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Oh, and…… Bishop!!!

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

A witch! BURN HER!

/Palinistas

Red Cloud on March 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

So says another political celebrity.

mwbri on March 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

At the Indian River County Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner in Vero Beach, Fla., Monday night, she said the GOP has a problem with “con men and charlatans.”

Yes, we’ve had a major problem with charlatans like David Frum, David Brooks, and Peggy Noonan for years. Sadly, Ann Coulter recently joined their ranks.

Can’t wait to see what the sales of her next book are like. Maybe she’ll name the book “WINGNUTZ.”

Doomberg on March 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

What is her point? Rick Santy selling sweater vests? Newt fishing for a 4th wife? Romney’s wife trying to buy a 3rd Cadilac?

Oil Can on March 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

If nothing else, it sets a bad precedent: Who will want to face the primary process in the future if he knows he can skip it and still be in the battle for the nomination? Right, too, that it probably won’t happen.

You mean there will be no incentive to run a good primary campaign. If one of the four remaining want to shine and convince the voters that they are worth voting for, then wouldn’t the mere idea of a brokered convention be moot?

Just a thought.

kim roy on March 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

What gives Coulter any more legitimacy as writer/columnist vs Palin who was the former Governor of Alaska?

Envy or self delusion?

EnglishRogue on March 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Hey – at least she fights…

jake-the-goose on March 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Hey Ann, remember this?

Sarah Palin: Conservative of the Year by Ann Coulter

Kataklysmic on March 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM

because they would compete with meeeee!

tomg51 on March 14, 2012 at 3:08 PM

She needs more whine with that cheese.

Nathan_OH on March 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM

This is the same person who glossed over Romney’s step-fathering of Obamacare… right?

Ukiah on March 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Beware of conservatives who say if we nominate Romney we will lose (like Ann Coulter)

Kataklysmic on March 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Never realized that Coulter has a problem with Palin… or that she would describe her as a ‘charlatan’ by extension.

bayam on March 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

after a stint as bill mahers mattress,its kind of hard to take her seriously.

ann coulter=sandra fluke

renalin on March 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Speaking of charlatans:

Romney Will be Nominated and Lose to Obama” Ann Coulter.

the_nile on March 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

A contested convention is different: Santorum might have made a strong enough case for himself by the time the convention rolls around to be able to convince the needed number of Romney delegates to go his way — and he arguably should have that opportunity.

I guess that depends on your definition of a “strong case”, because he’s not likely to have anywhere close to the delegates Mitt has. You want a party blow up, try giving the nod to Santy when he’s behind in total vote count and number of delegates. Not. happening.

changer1701 on March 14, 2012 at 3:13 PM

What gives Coulter any more legitimacy as writer/columnist vs Palin who was the former Governor of Alaska?

Envy or self delusion?

EnglishRogue on March 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

One difference- I know that Coulter is a political commentator and writer. But can you tell me what Palin is?

bayam on March 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

but to eventually score a gig with Fox News or write a book. We need to be wary, then, of people who might possibly be in it solely for themselves.

I guess Ann’s just jealous that she hasn’t scored a gig with Fox.

Ann, you are beclowning yourself into irrelevance.

rbj on March 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Alternate book title: How to Talk to Ann Coulter…But Only If You Have To

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

she said the GOP has a problem with “con men and charlatans”.

Hey, when did she drop her support for Romney?

CorporatePiggy on March 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

Hey Ann, remember this?

Sarah Palin: Conservative of the Year by Ann Coulter

Kataklysmic on March 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I’m not a fan of Coulter or Palin but doesn’t this give Coulter even more credibility to take that shot against Palin?

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Speaking of charlatans:

“Romney Will be Nominated and Lose to Obama” Ann Coulter.

the_nile on March 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Indeed!!

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

She took a swipe at Pailin get her! *Sam Kinison scream*

Seriously this really isn’t news at all and Ann is right.

Roymunson on March 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Hey Ann, remember this?

Sarah Palin: Conservative of the Year by Ann Coulter

Kataklysmic on March 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM

That was before Coulter jumped on board RomneyCare.

Doomberg on March 14, 2012 at 3:16 PM

Um…Ann, if anything, you’re also a political celebrity. You’re a writer? So is she. You’ve showed up on Fox as a commentator? So has she. The difference is she’s actually held office, and she hasn’t drawn attention by joking that politicians were gay.

MadisonConservative on March 14, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Actually, her exact phrase wasn’t “political celebrities.”

So, this is your word choice Tina? You are becoming quite predictable with your Palin posts, and not in a good way.

has created incentives for politicians to enter the fray not necessarily to win an office, but to eventually score a gig with Fox News or write a book. We need to be wary, then, of people who might possibly be in it solely for themselves

Says the lady who makes her living off of an abrasive, caustic shtick. The irony meter just broke.

conservative pilgrim on March 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

Speaking of charlatans:

“Romney Will be Nominated and Lose to Obama” Ann Coulter.

the_nile on March 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Yeah. She lost me when she so wholeheartedly flipped to Mitt shortly thereafter.

totherightofthem on March 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Swell. Ann Coulter joins the left in beating on Palin.

I suppose this doesn’t really reflect well on her candidate, now does it?

applebutter on March 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Um…Ann, if anything, you’re also a political celebrity. You’re a writer? So is she. You’ve showed up on Fox as a commentator? So has she. The difference is she’s actually held office, and she hasn’t drawn attention by joking that politicians were gay.

MadisonConservative on March 14, 2012 at 3:17 PM

Ann, like the majority of other Mitwits is just scared to death that after all the money Romney spent and she and her ilk obliterated their professional reputations backing Mitt, that Sarah will just walk into the convention and steal the nomination in a brokered deal.

SWalker on March 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

I’m not a fan of Coulter or Palin but doesn’t this give Coulter even more credibility to take that shot against Palin?

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

After saying this, I don’t know that Ann can ever have credibility on the issue.

Kataklysmic on March 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Right that it wouldn’t be good for the GOP because, really, who’s going to save us now?

Anyone who looks to political parties for a savior is going to be sorely disappointed.

whatcat on March 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM

She must be speaking of RINO’s who all of a sudden are “conservative candidates”. Otherwise, I’m lost.

SouthernGent on March 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM

What a nasty thing to say.

What goes on in her head anyway?

She’s been inconsistent in her praise and disdain, guided not by principles, but by whichever candidate she’s emotionally attached to at the moment.

Ann, you’re acting like a catty 13 year old girl who disdains a former BFF and then goes all out to destroy.

INC on March 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Monday night, she said the GOP has a problem with “con men and charlatans.”

Con men and charlatans? Romney and Coulter?

sharrukin on March 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM

From the link:

“One of the ones promoting that [a brokered convention] is Sarah Palin, who has suggested herself as the choice,” Coulter said. “I think as long as it’s between us girls — I’ve been observing something about her. I don’t think it’s likely to happen. I don’t know what these people are cheering for. As I wrote in a column a few weeks back, who is this dream candidate we’re hoping to get from the convention, because Rick Perry used to be the dream candidate. Can we see them in a debate first?”

Maybe I missed it somewhere, but when exactly did Sarah suggest she be the choice? I know she has been cheerleading for a brokered convention (which I don’t think is a good idea), but I hadn’t heard her make the case for herself.

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM

The irony meter just broke.

conservative pilgrim on March 14, 2012 at 3:18 PM

ROTFLMAO…. Broke… That sucker just exploded like a .01Kt nuclear bomb.

SWalker on March 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Hey Ann, remember this?

Sarah Palin: Conservative of the Year by Ann Coulter

Kataklysmic on March 14, 2012 at 3:11 PM

I’m not a fan of Coulter or Palin but doesn’t this give Coulter even more credibility to take that shot against Palin?

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

You’d think so, but the level of bitterness that ppl are expressing toward Coulter is surprising. Palinistas get unhinged at even the slightest criticism, which is surprising given the flaws in her character revealed by Game Change. Sarah isn’t perfect.

bayam on March 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM

A witch! BURN HER!
/Palinistas

Red Cloud on March 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

For good or bad, we conservatives let the liberal/media complex Bork Palin. You can be against Palin, but conservatives should have never used the irrational memes of the leftists. Criticism should be offered substantively, and every irrational attack on a conservative should result in a passionate pushback from conservatives.

Mitt might win the the WH in November, but I am already hoping for a primary challenge in 2016 if he squeaks it out. The Republican field is that bad. If we will not defend Palin from irrational attacks, what are we going to do with the irrational attacks that will come on Jindal, Rubio, Christie, Haley, etc., when they run for president in the future?

mwbri on March 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Ann has become a buffoon.

singlemalt 18 on March 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Hey Ann, remember this?

Sarah Palin: Conservative of the Year by Ann Coulter

You mean the part where she writes that Palin ought to spend the next ten years being a good Governor?

YYZ on March 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM

eventually score a gig with Fox News or write a book.

Coulter vs Coulter.

Jasper61 on March 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM

What gives Coulter any more legitimacy as writer/columnist vs Palin who was the former Governor of Alaska?

Envy or self delusion?

EnglishRogue on March 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

A regular Mitt Romney paycheck?..

the_nile on March 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM

What gives Coulter any more legitimacy as writer/columnist vs Palin who was the former Governor of Alaska?
EnglishRogue on March 14, 2012 at 3:10 PM

She didn’t quit writing when she got writer’s block?

whatcat on March 14, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Palinistas get unhinged at even the slightest criticism, which is surprising given the flaws in her character revealed by Game Change. Sarah isn’t perfect.

bayam on March 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Brilliant satire!

Kataklysmic on March 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Coulter is acting more like David Brock everyday.

tim c on March 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

she said the GOP has a problem with “con men and charlatans”.

Hey, when did she drop her support for Romney?

CorporatePiggy on March 14, 2012 at 3:14 PM

:)

INC on March 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

Still not listening to Bill Maher’s mattress.

Archivarix on March 14, 2012 at 3:24 PM

I’m not a fan of Coulter or Palin but doesn’t this give Coulter even more credibility to take that shot against Palin?

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

No. It just makes her look worried that she’s wrong about Romney winning.

The Rogue Tomato on March 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Ann, like the majority of other Mitwits is just scared to death that after all the money Romney spent and she and her ilk obliterated their professional reputations backing Mitt, that Sarah will just walk into the convention and steal the nomination in a brokered deal.

SWalker on March 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

That would be fabulous.

dmn1972 on March 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Ann might have figured out that her book sales will go down the more she alienates palin supporters

karenhasfreedom on March 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Man, a lot of womyn are desperate to have little mittens. And Oh Ann, not you,…

HerneTheHunter on March 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

mwbri on March 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM

I don’t think conservatives let the libs Bork Palin.

Various Republicans, OTOH, were able and willing accomplices, IMHO.

INC on March 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

After saying this, I don’t know that Ann can ever have credibility on the issue.

Kataklysmic on March 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I agree that that clip does make her look silly, but can’t someone have a change of heart?

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

All Republicans need to beware of the potentially conflicting motivations that could have a big influence on the outcome of a brokered convention.

I saw this post yesterday on FreeRepublic:

Ron Pauls Delegate Strategy May be WorkingNolan Chart ^ | Sunday, March 11, 2012 | Kenn Jacobine

Given his campaign’s strategy of focusing on caucuses and out hustling his rivals at local, county, and state conventions nationwide the main beneficiary of a brokered convention would be Texas Congressman Ron Paul.

In Iowa, Ron Paul supporters have become delegates for other candidates. Under party rules, if the convention is brokered at some point those delegates could be eligible to throw their support behind Dr. Paul.

In Georgia, Paul forces took over or as local GOP officials called it “hijacked” the DeKalb County delegate-selection convention in eastern metropolitan Atlanta. They also missed by a whisker doing the same thing in populous Cobb County.

And in Clark County, Nevada, home to Las Vegas, at the county GOP convention made up of over 2600 delegates, Paul supporters organized and triumphed by electing Paulites to all 14 seats on the ballot for county GOP executive committee board. These 14 new members of the board will make up two-thirds of the ruling body. Consequently, that county’s GOP platform now calls for holding elected officials to their oath to the Constitution, repeal of the 16th Amendment, and a full audit of the Federal Reserve.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2858619/posts

Are there any HotAir folks in Iowa, Georgia, or Clark County Nevada who can shed some light on what is happening behind the scenes there?

wren on March 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM

That would be fabulous.

dmn1972 on March 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Sarah at least, unlike Mitt or Rick, would go after Obama with, pardon the pun, both barrels…

SWalker on March 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM

Sarah will just walk into the convention and steal the nomination in a brokered deal.
SWalker on March 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

The GOP convention is going to be held on Facebook this year?

whatcat on March 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM

I’m not a fan of Coulter or Palin but doesn’t this give Coulter even more credibility to take that shot against Palin?

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:15 PM

NO. Coulter jumped the shark long ago with her fat man love.

SparkPlug on March 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Ann, like the majority of other Mitwits is just scared to death that after all the money Romney spent and she and her ilk obliterated their professional reputations backing Mitt, that Sarah will just walk into the convention and steal the nomination in a brokered deal.

SWalker on March 14, 2012 at 3:20 PM

There will not be a brokered convention. To win the nomination, a candidate must secure 1,144 convention delegate votes. All of those delegates will have been chosen by one of the candidates in the race, and all will be local-level party activists.

Why would those delegates abandon all the candidates actually in the race, and instead vote for a completely new candidate like Palin or Christie? I could see it happening if a clear front-runner had to withdraw (e.g., for health reasons or a scandal). But otherwise, wouldn’t the clear preference be to award the nomination to someone who actually ran for the office?

Outlander on March 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM

You’d think so, but the level of bitterness that ppl are expressing toward Coulter is surprising. Palinistas get unhinged at even the slightest criticism, which is surprising given the flaws in her character revealed by Game Change. Sarah isn’t perfect.

bayam on March 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM

It was a hollywood propaganda movie financed by friends of Obama and enemies to conservatives.

the_nile on March 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM

You’d think so, but the level of bitterness that ppl are expressing toward Coulter is surprising. Palinistas get unhinged at even the slightest criticism, which is surprising given the flaws in her character revealed by Game Change. Sarah isn’t perfect.

bayam on March 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM

It’s true…loyalists of any candidate are annoying, which is why I refuse to go to Conservatives4Palin or MittRomneyCentral anymore. They refuse to admit their idols have any flaws at all.

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM

So says another political celebrity.

mwbri on March 14, 2012 at 3:09 PM

What political office has Ann ever run for in the past? What political offices does she plan to run for in the future?

manofaiki on March 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM

mwbri on March 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM

You are making too much sense for the little mittens.

HerneTheHunter on March 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Coulter on Palin and a brokered convention: Beware of political celebrities in the GOP

Pot meet kettle.

Resist We Much on March 14, 2012 at 3:30 PM

That would be fabulous.

dmn1972 on March 14, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Sarah at least, unlike Mitt or Rick, would go after Obama with, pardon the pun, both barrels…

SWalker on March 14, 2012 at 3:27 PM

I see what you did there.

SparkPlug on March 14, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Is that Ann Coulter or a Walking Stick?

faraway on March 14, 2012 at 3:30 PM

For Operation Equilibrium to work properly, we need to get some more delegates to Gingrich. I really don’t want this to become a two-person race between Romney and Santorum, as it is now edging towards being. A three-way split is the ideal scenario, so that not only do none of them have a claim to any kind of a “mandate” at the unsettled convention, but it could be argued that if you could only get to 33% after a year of campaigning, then that proves you DON’T and never will have a mandate. And thus it’s time to pick a fresh candidate — one of the ones the voters would have preferred all along.

So: vote Gingrich! At least until and if he passes Santorum. Then switch back to Santorum.

Zombie on March 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

But otherwise, wouldn’t the clear preference be to award the nomination to someone who actually ran for the office?

Outlander on March 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Not if it isn’t decided in the first round of voting. The second round is a 100 percent free for all. A failure in the first round of voting constitutes a vote of no confidence in those running. second round is where deals get made in desperation.

SWalker on March 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

After saying this, I don’t know that Ann can ever have credibility on the issue.

Kataklysmic on March 14, 2012 at 3:21 PM

I agree that that clip does make her look silly, but can’t someone have a change of heart?

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Not with credibility.

the_nile on March 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

I’ve always liked her. She’s fought the good fight especially at colleges, hot beds of left wing nut jobs. She’s even had a pie thrown at her. Now she’s saying some nasty things about fellow Republicans. She should stick to non-personal criticism. I get she hates and detests Gingrich. I’m afraid of a back room deal by the elites and Jeb Bush is nominated.

mike3121 on March 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM

I agree that that clip does make her look silly, but can’t someone have a change of heart?

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I agree that Romney will most likely be the nominee and that we should all vote for him if he is. However, in regards to the tension between Coulter and Palin, I think it’s ironic that someone who called Mitt out as a sure loser against Obama has chosen to take someone to task who supports a process that may produce a candidate who isn’t a “sure loser”.

What is the more likely scenario: A) benevolent, magnanimous Ann had a legitimate change of heart and is just trying to protect Mitt from any skeptics? Or B) the former most recognizeable female conservative is just a wee bit jealous of the current most recongnizable female conservative?

Kataklysmic on March 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM

For the Mittwitts:

The GOP Convention is in FL, not on Facebook.

*facepalm*

http://gopconvention2012.com/

SparkPlug on March 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM

You’d think so, but the level of bitterness that ppl are expressing toward Coulter is surprising. Palinistas get unhinged at even the slightest criticism, which is surprising given the flaws in her character revealed by Game Change. Sarah isn’t perfect.

bayam on March 14, 2012 at 3:22 PM

It’s no surprise that Coulter endorses Romney. She changes her mind almost as much as he does.

Also, let me help you out here before you really embarrass yourself: It was a movie, not a hidden camera following her around. Are you scared of large reptiles as well?

kim roy on March 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM

NO. Coulter jumped the shark long ago with her fat man love.

SparkPlug on March 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Lol believe me…like I said, I’m not fan of Coulter, Limbaugh, Levin, Savage, Beck, or anyone of their ilk. It was just a question.

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:33 PM

I would pay to see Coulter debate Palin.

Coulter would beat Palin by two touchdowns.

The real question would be the over-under.

NoDonkey on March 14, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Ann -Just go away-we are tired of your rants since you fell in love with Romney.

Bullhead on March 14, 2012 at 3:33 PM

She lost me when she hailed Christ Christie like a schoolgirl after Justin Bieber.

And she’s done nothing to change my opinion that SOMETHING has happened to her consistent defense of Conservatism.

And is that true that she dated Bill Maher? Surely not.

PappyD61 on March 14, 2012 at 3:33 PM

And thus it’s time to pick a fresh candidate — one of the ones the voters would have preferred all along.

So: vote Gingrich! At least until and if he passes Santorum. Then switch back to Santorum.

Zombie on March 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

And don’t forget, 70 percent of the rank and file GOP don’t care for any of the current candidates, hence the panty wadding of the Mitwits like Ann.

SWalker on March 14, 2012 at 3:33 PM

One PC yelping about another PC.
She dated Bill Mahear…so does that make her a c**t too?

KOOLAID2 on March 14, 2012 at 3:33 PM

INC on March 14, 2012 at 3:26 PM

I agree with your point about conservatives helping to bork Palin, and that makes it all the more shameful.

mwbri on March 14, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Bayam, the sources for game change have been discredited by those closest to the campaign. Wise up.

karenhasfreedom on March 14, 2012 at 3:34 PM

We are all gonna be under the bus sooner or later.

FlaMurph on March 14, 2012 at 3:35 PM

I agree that Romney will most likely be the nominee and that we should all vote for him if he is. However, in regards to the tension between Coulter and Palin, I think it’s ironic that someone who called Mitt out as a sure loser against Obama has chosen to take someone to task who supports a process that may produce a candidate who isn’t a “sure loser”.

What is the more likely scenario: A) benevolent, magnanimous Ann had a legitimate change of heart and is just trying to protect Mitt from any skeptics? Or B) the former most recognizeable female conservative is just a wee bit jealous of the current most recongnizable female conservative?

Kataklysmic on March 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM

To be quite honest, I don’t think she’s jealous of Gov. Palin. I think she knows that Palin will be a bigger player in politics than Coulter can ever hope to be. I think what really has driven her attitude towards Palin is Palin’s fan base, which she has alluded to before.

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:35 PM

whatcat on March 14, 2012 at 3:28 PM

Are you getting enough oxygen in mommy’s basement?

HerneTheHunter on March 14, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I think what really has driven her attitude towards Palin is Palin’s fan base, which she has alluded to before.

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Which would make Ann even more petty and Juvenal than just being envious of Sarah.

SWalker on March 14, 2012 at 3:37 PM

The GOP Convention is in FL, not on Facebook.

*facepalm*

http://gopconvention2012.com/

SparkPlug on March 14, 2012 at 3:32 PM

One of the new names ::cough:: (leftwing instigator) ::cough:: just heard the ZOOM as the joke flew over it’s head.

whatcat on March 14, 2012 at 3:37 PM

1. Arrested in puberty. Maybe that’s why boy Bill Maher dated her.
2. Someone feed this woman stick figure.

gracie on March 14, 2012 at 3:37 PM

too funny. ann, the dumb rambling celebrity who thinks she’s more relevant than she actually is, has the nerve to call someone else a political celebrity or whatever she called her. oh the irony.

It’s true…loyalists of any candidate are annoying, which is why I refuse to go to Conservatives4Palin or MittRomneyCentral anymore. They refuse to admit their idols have any flaws at all.

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM

regular c4per here. how dare we sarah supporters actually have a place where we can actually love and support sarah and try to get away from everywhere else on the freaking internet where people point out (and exaggerate, and even make up) her flaws 24/7???

What political office has Ann ever run for in the past? What political offices does she plan to run for in the future?

manofaiki on March 14, 2012 at 3:29 PM

hey at least sarah has held political offices and accomplished a lot in them, and is open to doing it in the future. ann is nothing but a talker and a whiner. sarah gets things done, and influences and inspires a lot of people.

Sachiko on March 14, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Which would make Ann even more petty and Juvenal than just being envious of Sarah.

SWalker on March 14, 2012 at 3:37 PM

I don’t disagree at all.

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:38 PM

For Operation Equilibrium to work properly, we need to get some more delegates to Gingrich. I really don’t want this to become a two-person race between Romney and Santorum, as it is now edging towards being. A three-way split is the ideal scenario, so that not only do none of them have a claim to any kind of a “mandate” at the unsettled convention, but it could be argued that if you could only get to 33% after a year of campaigning, then that proves you DON’T and never will have a mandate. And thus it’s time to pick a fresh candidate — one of the ones the voters would have preferred all along.

So: vote Gingrich! At least until and if he passes Santorum. Then switch back to Santorum.

Zombie on March 14, 2012 at 3:31 PM

What fresh candidate could be picked that we could plausibly claim was “one of the ones the voters would have preferred all along”?

Bitter Clinger on March 14, 2012 at 3:38 PM

I think what really has driven her attitude towards Palin is Palin’s fan base, which she has alluded to before.

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:35 PM

When you find yourself hating your base, you’re in the wrong party.

Do you hate your base also?

faraway on March 14, 2012 at 3:38 PM

There will not be a brokered convention. To win the nomination, a candidate must secure 1,144 convention delegate votes. All of those delegates will have been chosen by one of the candidates in the race, and all will be local-level party activists.

Why would those delegates abandon all the candidates actually in the race, and instead vote for a completely new candidate like Palin or Christie? I could see it happening if a clear front-runner had to withdraw (e.g., for health reasons or a scandal). But otherwise, wouldn’t the clear preference be to award the nomination to someone who actually ran for the office?

Outlander

The whole point is:

What happens when none of the four current candidates gets anywhere near a majority, and at the convention, cannot convince enough delegates to switch sides to him? You can’t sit there paralyzed forever, without a nominee. Imagine Romney stuck at, say 40% of the delegates, and no matter how much brokering he does, cannot get over or even close to 50%. Do the Republicans then just throw in the towel and concede the election to Obama, and not put up a candidate?

A possible solution to the logjam would be to then nominate a new candidate who has not yet officially run. As a compromise, it is conceivably possible that enough delegates will just switch to that person, rather than to an existing rival.

It’s not likely, but it could happen. And as far I can see, we better hope that it happens, because it is our only hope in November.

Zombie on March 14, 2012 at 3:38 PM

. I think what really has driven her attitude towards Palin is Palin’s fan base, which she has alluded to before.

GOPRanknFile on March 14, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Not really ,that’s just Ann being a rancid Fluke.

the_nile on March 14, 2012 at 3:38 PM

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