Ann Coulter: Palin Is 'the Obama of the Tea Party'

And she should 'just run so we can get this over with'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2011 11:25 AM CDT
Ann Coulter on Sarah Palin: She's 'the Obama of the Tea Party'
Conservative author Ann Coulter addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Saturday Feb. 20,2010.   (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Ann Coulter is the latest pundit to jump into the “will she or won’t she?” discussion about Sarah Palin’s potential presidential run, and she has a message for Palin: “Fish or cut bait, because you are ginning up this group of Americans who will not even consider anyone else,” namely the Tea Party, Coulter said last night on the O’Reilly Factor. “We used to all love Sarah Palin—conservatives like me—for her enemies. I’m starting to dislike her because of her fans.”

Despite the fact that polls show “most Americans don’t want Sarah Palin for president,” Coulter noted, “She’s become sort of the Obama of the Tea Party. She’s just ‘The One’ to a certain segment of right-wingers. … I sort of wish, just like Newt Gingrich: Just run so we can get this over with.” (More Ann Coulter stories.)

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