Conservative pundit Ann Coulter warned activists Saturday that if the
party nominates former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in 2012,
President Obama will win reelection.
Asked in a Q&A session after a bombastic speech at CPAC what she thought of the 2012 field of hopefuls, Coulter initially hesitated, but went on to essentially deliver an endorsement of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.
"If you don't run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we'll lose," said Coulter, eliciting cheers from the crowd.
"By the way," she added, "I warned you about McCain."
Coulter didn't mention any other rumored 2012 contender by name, but said most of them are "good in the positions they're in now."
She also waved off a small group of attendees who booed at a mention of Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.).
"It's Massachusetts, c'mon," said Coulter. "You're lucky it's not Joseph Stalin."
Asked about her support of the inclusion of a gay conservative group at this year's conference, Coulter defended GOProud and argued that excluding the group would help Democrats "co-opt gays."
The organization's inclusion in the event led several leading conservative groups, and Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), to boycott the event.
"You have all of culture telling gays they should be liberal," Coulter said, whose support of the group was mostly met with applause.
She even had a slogan suggestion: "Gays without the sodomy."