The Washington Times - February 11, 2012, 03:02AM

Ann Coulter’s remarks on the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) began by noting the incompetence of the Obama administration: the trillion-dollar stimulus, current unemployment rates, and Obamacare.

But Coulter did more than just criticize the past four years of policy making. She urged Republicans to adopt a practical focus: identify the candidate and rhetoric that will win over the moderates and capture the presidency.


Coulter noted that the 2012 election is perhaps the most important in our lifetime,saying that it is the only chance the American people will have to repeal Obamacare. Coulter’s understanding of the country’s entitlement complex is spot on.

Coulter explained it was regrettable that Chris Christie decided not to run; “Like Reagan, he speaks the truth, directly, boldly like no one else will.” She identified former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as the candidate most likely to beat President Obama.

“Since last year, Obama has gotten worse, and Romney has gotten a lot better,” Coulter remarked. She urged Republican leadership to avoid harsh polemics — saying that Reagan did not need to call Jimmy Carter a socialist. Instead, he relied on simple arguments that showed Carter’s policies had failed.


Marion Gabl is an intern for the Washington Times Editorial/Opinion Page