Conservative media firebrand Ann Coulter is still holding on to hope that Mitt Romney will make a third bid for the White House, even though he said he wouldn’t.
“It’s good to see conservatives have gotten back to letting The New York Times choose their nominees for them,” Coulter wrote in her latest syndicated column.
Coulter argued in her column that other potential GOP 2016 candidates — including former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry — are supporters of granting amnesty to illegal immigrants in the U.S. Romney, she wrote, is the only would-be candidate who has opposed amnesty.
“The only silver lining to Mitt Romney being pushed out of the presidential race — temporarily, I hope — is that the media’s preferred GOP candidate, Jeb Bush, is catnip to the stupidest influence-seekers, so Wall Street will be wasting all kinds of money [on him] over the next few months,” she wrote, later adding, “The only Republican who has ever opposed the media and big campaign donors on immigration was Mitt Romney. You know, the guy we just kicked to the curb.”
Included in the column is a dig at Sarah Palin, the former GOP vice presidential nominee who recently said she’s “seriously interested” in a 2016 candidacy.
“Instead of familiarizing themselves with the facts,” Coulter wrote, “most half-wits masquerading as conservative spokesmen on TV simply repeated whatever Sarah Palin said, and she believed whatever [billionaire Republican donor] Sheldon Adelson said.”
In January, after Romney suggested to donors that he might make a third run, Palin said, “We need new energy, we need new blood, we need new ideas.” And during the 2012 election, Palin expressed doubt that Romney, before he was the GOP’s official nominee, was thoroughly conservative.
Adelson, in June 2014, called on Congress to pass immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.