Erstwhile conservative celebrity Ann Coulter – who has admitted more than once that she is bad at predictions – demands that Americans heed her choice for political candidates ranging from the state assembly, to governors and senators, and, especially, presidential candidates.[i]
Coulter’s track record is abysmal.
One could arguably contend that an Ann Coulter endorsement is the kiss of death!
Jeff Sessions in 2020
In 2020, Coulter endorsed and endlessly supported Jeff Sessions to regain his former senate seat. For four years, Coulter relentlessly touted Sessions as the best member of the Trump administration and the best (perhaps only) savior of America.
Sessions lost in a crushing landslide defeat (61% to 39%). Coulter’s full-throated support for Sessions went down in flames.
True Americans will never forget that Sessions abdicated his responsibilities as U.S. Attorney General by failing to drain the swamp. Moreover, his foolish and cowardly recusal needlessly allowed the #DeepStateCoup and #RussiaHoax to continue for three more years, thus embedding a false narrative into the American consciousness, lending a foundational framework for the #UkraineHoax and #FakeImpeachment, and crippling the Trump administration from fully fulfilling its MAGA agenda.
Had Sessions done his job properly and been the warrior for truth and justice we all expected, Trump would have undoubtably been even more successful than he has been in pursuing his America First agenda, including on immigration, the one issue Coulter is most passionate about.
But instead of blaming Sessions, she adoringly praises him and bitterly attacks Trump! #TDS![ii]
Kris Kobach in 2018 and 2020
Coulter, laser-focused on immigration, vigorously campaigned for Kris Kobach for Kansas governor. Kobach, a bureaucrat and policy wonk, was defeated 48% to 43%. She endorsed and campaigned for him in vain. Apparently, the citizens of Kansas did not view him as a leader.
Coulter made the exact same mistake in 2020, endorsing and vigorously promoting Kobach for Kansas senator in a state which had previously rejected him for governor. Kobach was handily defeated (39% to 26%). (Some would say that qualifies as a landslide.)
There was a dumbfounded silence on Coulter’s Twitter feed following Kobach’s debacle. Nary a word. One person sarcastically tweeted that Coulter’s endorsement “carried no weight.”
Strikingly, Coulter’s brazen ego thought that Kansans would forgive and forget her snarky tweet two years earlier: “Kansas is dead to me.” Instead, Kansans (wisely) don’t trust Coulter and they decisively rejected her endorsement.
Paul Nehlen in 2016
In 2016, Coulter endorsed and campaigned for Paul Nehlen for his bid for a Wisconsin congressional seat. Nehlen garnered an abysmal landslide defeat (84% to 16%).[iii]
Perhaps Wisconsinites didn’t like two Alt-Right leaders sharing a platform together.[iv]
Mitt Romney in 2012 and 2016
Who can forget Coulter’s lavish worship of Mitt Romney for president in 2012 and her insistence that Romney was the ideal and perfect candidate? Romney was crushed (electoral votes 332 to 206).
Even so, Coulter still wanted him to run in 2016![v]
Even during Trump’s rise to victory, Coulter proposed a Trump-Romney ticket and assured the whole of America that she could broker a rapprochement between the two.
To this day – despite Trump’s endorsement of Romney for the senate in Utah – Romney has consistently back-stabbed Trump whenever and wherever possible (very much like Coulter).
Coulter’s hubris compels her to think she can accomplish anything, distorts her perceptions of the world and reality, and clouds her judgment.
Jeffers Dodge in 2006
Long before that, in 2006, Coulter endorsed and campaigned for her friend, Jeffers Dodge, for California state assembly. Dodge lost in another abysmal landslide defeat (85% to 15%).
[NOTE: These are just some highlights of Coulter’s infamous endorsements which backfired. Perhaps Ann is not the king-maker that she would have us to believe.[vi]]
Ann Coulter in 2000
Coulter’s own political ambitions were thwarted two decades ago. Talk about utter humiliation!
From 1999-2000, Coulter desperately sought to get on the ballot – for any party – to oppose her own Republican congressman (Chris Shays) in an act of revenge for his vote against the impeachment of Bill Clinton. The Republican Party was not interested given their satisfaction with Shay’s performance.[vii]
Coulter then groveled before the Libertarian Party, believing her celebrity status would draw votes away from Shays, but the Libertarians wanted a true Libertarian who would endorse the Libertarian candidate for president.
Coulter has hated libertarians ever since.
Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged provides an in-depth, detailed analysis of Coulter’s worldview and character flaws which have led her to be so wrong in so many areas in which she regards herself as an expert.[viii]
[vii] See Case Study # 3: Coulter for Congress in Vanity: Ann Coulter’s Quest for Glory at http://bit.ly/1M2z2O5. See also Case Study: Coulter 2020 in Joker: Ann Coulter Unplugged at http://www.coulterwatch.com/joker.pdf..