Columnist and author of “Never Trust a Liberal Over 3-Especially a Republican,” Ann Coulter said that Ted Cruz and Scott Walker are the only “palatable” presidential candidates and that the candidacies of Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina are a “waste of time” on Monday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel.
Coulter re-iterated her point that Republicans shouldn’t let liberal moderators host their debates, she then stated “most importantly, please Republican primary voters, do not even consider someone who has not been a governor. Maybe a senator, but at least a governor. That is just wasting everybody’s time, energy and money from — and I’ve done it myself. I supported Pat Buchanan, Steve Forbes, probably some other ones, but, no, just don’t even consider them, it’s a waste of time. I love Ben Carson, he can’t be our candidate. Carly Fiorina, no, just get them off the list. We have to get serious about this, we have to back a candidate who’s going to win. Of all the ones that you mentioned [Ted Cruz, Jeb Bush, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and Carly Fiorina] I think the only ones I would consider at all palatable are Ted Cruz or Scott Walker.”
Coulter also said of Hillary Clinton, “I don’t think she’s going to be that tough. If we have — the most important issue right now is whom the Republicans choose, not whom the Democrats choose. She’s not a likable person. She has a lot of trouble. She was knocked out once before. You already have the left pushing forward other possibilities.” She added, “if Warren meant what she said, I wouldn’t mind some of her positions, but she pretends to rail against Wall Street, and then sucks up to Wall Street.”
Coulter concluded that the best issue for Republicans to emphasize is “definitely not foreign policy, people are sick of foreign policy. We’ve been through two wars, it’s exhausting. It’s been a disaster under Obama. We would like someone to right the ship of state, but we really don’t have to hear about it all day…people care more about what’s happening to them. That’s the economy, and income inequality. That’s a huge issue that Republicans have got to stop blowing off, and obviously that means immigration.”
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