I don’t pay much attention to Ann Coulter because I think she is ridiculous, but I did note with interest that she is enthusiastically endorsing Mitt Romney. I assume this is because she thinks Romney has the best chance to win. But it does present a bit of problem for her because she was so hostile to John McCain four years ago. To hear her talk, she hates John McCain because she thinks John McCain hates conservatives and likes to piss them off for fun. I don’t know if that goes back to McCain dissing the Christian right in 2000 or if it has something to do with policy disagreements over the years, but it strikes me as odd that she’d be so angry with McCain and not hold Romney in the same degree of scorn. It’s true that McCain is better at making enemies than Romney, but they both have perfected the art of bashing conservative ideas until the precise moment that they need conservative votes. I don’t see them as much different in that regard.

I also think it’s probably not the best way to help Romney’s campaign to go on cable television and say that John McCain is a douche bag. I don’t know that this is that helpful either:

“Consistency is not a great thing, and especially someone like John McCain who consistently annoyed conservatives, bragged about annoying conservatives, and would claim he was courageous by attacking conservatives and getting good press in the New York Times.”

She’s be better off pointing out that John McCain wasn’t consistent. In other words, if McCain’s flip-flopping wasn’t disqualifying, why should Romney’s flip-flopping be a problem?

But, instead, she tries to say that being consistent “is not a great thing.” I don’t think she’ll convince anyone of that. But convincing people of that is going to be a full-time job for the Republican establishment if they make Romney the nominee.

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