It is almost routine to hear a die-hard democrat question the reasons for why a republican is a republican. "It is because your parents are republicans and that is the only thing you know", "You are religious?", "You are only concerned about the welfare of yourself and not this country as a whole".
This past week Ann Coulter has turned this stereotype around with her comments on numerous occasions about supporting Clinton over McCain. She expressed her belief that Clinton holds more conservative beliefs than does McCain. During an interview with Sean Hannity she confirmed for everyone that she would undoubtedly vote for Clinton over McCain if it came down to it:
COULTER: Moreover, she lies less than John McCain. I'm a Hillary girl now. She lies less than John McCain. She's smarter than John McCain, so that when she's caught shamelessly lying, at least the Clintons know they've been caught lying. McCain is so stupid, he doesn't even know he's been caught.
COLMES: Go. In fact, could you fill in for me next week? Let me get this straight, would you vote for Hillary Clinton?
COLMES: You would actually go in a voting booth --
COULTER: If it's close and the candidate is John McCain, because John McCain is not only bad for Republicanism, which he definitely is. He is bad for --
COLMES: Can I tell you the last thing that Hillary Clinton wants? Ann Coulter's endorsement.
While she may be correct that Clinton is more conservative on National Security, McCain is more conservative in almost every other aspect discussed. don't know how much I agree with her that Clinton is more conservative than McCain, however, her expressing this belief sets a great example for an ideal voter. Clearly, Ann Coulter does not support the republican party, she supports conservative views. This is an important concept for voters to understand and I believe is highly underrated. At my school, The George Washington University, Ann Coulter is coming in to speak. My democratic friends shot me down when I invited them to join me in seeing her.
Her reasons are very thorough and detailed in her own archive:
but she is not more conservative. Coulter is just pissed off that McCain is about to be nominated.
Though I have said that lots of republican women will be unable to resist voting for the first female president, I thought they would all be pro-choice.