Ann Coulter: Jeb's Going to Run
And 'we don't need another Bush'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 26, 2012 11:57 AM CST
Ann Coulter delivers remarks to the CPAC at the Marriott Wardman Park, February 10, 2012 in Washington, DC.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Ann Coulter today added to the chatter about a white knight riding in to swipe the GOP nomination at a brokered convention—and the Mitt Romney supporter is none too pleased about the prospect, reports Politico. "It looks like we can throw Jeb Bush's hat into the ring, along with Sarah Palin, as hoping to be chosen as the nominee after a contested convention," she said, adding that Bush "would be the worst of all candidates," "embarrassing," and bluntly concluding that "we don't need another Bush." She did, however, appear to agree with Bush's assessment of the focus on hard-right social issues, saying, "We shouldn't be prattling nonstop about contraception in the middle of an economic meltdown." Elsewhere on your Sunday dial, as per Politico:

  • Lindsey Graham on Romney's chances Tuesday: “I think he’s going to win both states. He’s getting better and better. Our frontrunner Mitt Romney really has sharpened his skills.”
  • Chris Christie on the chances of him being VP: "If Gov. Romney were to talk to me about it, I’d listen, because I love my party enough and I love my country enough to listen. But I love being governor of New Jersey. If you’re betting, bet on me being the governor of New Jersey into next year."
  • David Gregory on AWOL Romney: "We have had a longstanding invitation to have Mitt Romney on the program, and up until now he has declined. We certainly hope he will change his mind and come on for an interview in the course of the primary process."
  • Robert Gibbs on Santorum: “I think he’s got a legitimate chance to be the Republican nominee. He's clearly somebody who has a very different economic background than Mitt Romney; he’s somebody that is blue collar; he’s from Pennsylvania; he’s not worth $250 million and I assume his wife doesn’t have several Cadillacs.”
  • Gibbs on Newt Gingrich: “If there’s a problem on a lunar colony, he’ll be among the first we call."