Thursday, January 26, 2012

Ann Coulter on Newt.

People who don't care for Ann Coulter accuse her of being an extremist and "unreasonablness" personified. As a fan of Coulter, I'll admit that she can be provocative. However,in her recent column, (Re-elect Obama: Vote Newt!) her agruments for choosing Romney over Gingrich seem to me to be quite reasonable.

As Coulter points out, there are some who call Romney a "flip-flopper" because his views on abortion have changed over time, but isn't the reason we in the pro-life community put forth our anti-abortion arguments, is the belief that people can change their minds.

Massachusetts Citizens for Life President Anne Fox is on record stating that Mitt Romney is “consistently” pro-life. I have no reason to doubt her assessment.

Commenting on Gingrich's victory in the South Carolina Republican primary, Coulter said, “Apparently, South Carolinians would rather have the emotional satisfaction of a snotty remark toward the president than to beat Obama in the fall.”

Gingrich has often accused Romney of being a "moderate". Coulter goes on to write, "Romney is 'moderate' only in demeanor -- which is just another word game. His positions are more conservative than Gingrich's, but he doesn't scare people like Gingrich does".

Certainly, no one can accuse Coulter of being a political moderate. She's not about to support any candidate who isn't a true conservative. Maybe it's time for conservatives to take a closer look at Romney - and Gingrich too, for that matter.

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