Saturday, January 19, 2008

Ann Coulter disappoints

I love Ann Coulter. No, REALLY love her. I'd wear Ann Coulter underwear if such a thing were sold. I own every last one of her books. I read the last one in about 3 hours. She's quite easily the premier mass-media spokeswoman for the cause of conservatism.

But she flubbed this one. You've got to read it to believe it.

I've been casually taking swipes at Mitt Romney for the past year based on the assumption that, in the end, Republicans would choose him as our nominee. My thinking was that Romney would be our nominee because he is manifestly the best candidate.

I had no idea that Republican voters in Iowa and New Hampshire planned to do absolutely zero research on the candidates and vote on the basis of random impulses.

Dear Republicans: Please do one-tenth as much research before casting a vote in a presidential election as you do before buying a new car.
Oh dear God, the humanity!

Ann, many of us HAVE done the research - that's why we're not selling out this time and voting for the lesser of two evils. Those of us who REALLY want a return to the principles of the Constitution support Ron Paul. Does he have a snowball's chance in hell of getting elected - hell no! But that's not the point. The point is that if those of us who call ourselves conservatives vote for candidates like Romney who:
  • Support universal health care (he's humping a "market-driven" plan)
  • Support Bush's War Without End
  • Support government propping up of American auto companies
  • Want to EXPAND No Child Left Behind
The difference between Romney and Hillary is...........what? Hillary wants to achieve One-World Socialist Utopia faster than he does?

I hear this constant drum beat for "change". This isn't change - this is SSDP (same excrement, different president). "Change" can only be achieved with a Ron Paul presidency. Period.

Now, I understand WHY Ann is supporting Romney. She's been drinking the "viability" Kool-Aid. Can we get beyond "viability", please? According to conventional wisdom, Ronald Reagan wasn't viable. Remember him?

Ann, I forgive you. I'm disappointed, but I forgive you. Come back to us. Please!