Coulter On Loss: Wrong To Blame Romney Like He Was John McCain
"The laws of elections were violated," columnist and author Ann Coulter said in her explanation about why Romney lost on "Hannity" tonight. "There was one rule of elections that I had forgotten and I shouldn't have and that is it's very hard to take out an incumbent. That was, as many, many people remember why I abandoned Romney and ran off with Chris Christie in the middle of Obama's term because I just thought -- he's likable, Obama is likable. He's an incumbent, it's going to be very hard to take him out. We are going to need some star power street fighter like Chris Christie. I was wrong about that. I absolutely think that Mitt Romney was the right candidate, the strongest candidate. But it remains true that it's very hard to take out an incumbent. In the last hundred years, Republicans have taken out a sitting president one time and that was Ronald Reagan in 1980."
Coulter, author of "Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama," said blaming Romney for the loss is preposterous. Coulter, calling Romney a "magnificent candidate," said he was nothing like John McCain.
"I would distinguish between helpful criticism, so we don't make the same mistakes and fighting the last war," Coulter said. "And I think it's preposterous to be nitpicking Mitt Romney as if he's John McCain or Bob Dole. He was no. We saw those debates, that is counterfactual. He was a magnificent candidate and nearly beat an incumbent president."