Ann Coulter backs Mitt Romney, calls him ‘a square’

"You know how [Democrats] are going to run against our candidate, because it is the only way that they run against any Republican: Call them dumb or stupid," Coulter said. "And there is one presidential candidate we have right now who frustrates both of those. That is Mitt Romney. You can't call him dumb. You can't call him crazy. You can call him square, and that seems to be what a lot of right-wingers don't like about him."

"You ask them, 'What is it?' " the conservative icon continued. " 'Well, he's kind of a Ken doll, sort of stiff.' I think we have had enough of hip. Hip has nearly wrecked the country. Let's try square for a while."

The backhanded compliment came after a barrage of attacks against Democrats, which got hearty laughs from the Conservative Political Action Conference audience.

The best-selling author at one point described the left as "your degenerate brother-in-law who borrows $500 for the rent, spends it on crack and hookers, then comes back to you and say, 'Ah, I gotta have $500 for the rent.' "