“I think that would be a mistake because the same people who loved Rubio loved [former presidential candidate and Texas Gov.]Rick Perry,” Coulter told me Sunday during the “This Week” roundtable discussion. “I want someone who’s been a bit more tested.” – Ann Coulter Says Marco Rubio as VP Pick Would Be a ‘Mistake’
What Republican wouldn’t want someone “more tested” after the debacle of Sarah Palin’s vice presidential bid?
We already know Rubio’s got biography issues, which he’s been trying to clean up before dueling books are released on his life, which includes his own account.
Of course, Coulter’s a big Chris Christie fan, who I still believe would be the best pick given Romney’s problem with candor and warmth, but I’m a liberal so they won’t be listening to me.
But by invoking the words “more tested” in conjunction with the vice presidential spot, what Republican isn’t thinking of Sarah Palin?
Ann Coulter surprised a lot of people by coming out strong for Mitt Romney from the start. Romney’s mentioned New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez before, so clearly his challenges with Latinos is weighing on Republicans.
The same poll found that 18 percent of respondents said they would be more likely to vote for the Republican nominee if Martinez was the vice presidential choice. When Rubio was the vice presidential candidate, that number jumped to 24 percent. – NPR (March 29, 2012)
What’s equally news-making is that Coulter is back from exile and even appearing on a prime Sunday show, the biggest booking a commentator can get if you’re looking for legitimacy.
It’s a long way from where she’d fallen in 2006 when I wrote about Coulter’s ability to remain in the limelight by cashing in on her brand of conservative scorched earth, which had landed her in big trouble with her partners syndicating her column across the country.
Coulter’s back and it’s ironic that it was the candidacy of Mitt Romney who helped her get back into the mainstream mix.