Conservative firebrand Ann Coulter has given up hoping someone would beat Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination, and now reluctantly supports him in 2012.
Coulter appeared on Fox News and said she supports Romney because "you've got to go with what you have." Coulter had been hoping New Jersey Governor Chris Christie would jump into the race. When he declined and endorsed Romney, she said that Romney would be her choice. From Mediaite:
The problem with that, however, is that Christie endorsed a candidate Coulter argued would be a surefire loser back in February. That said, when asked who she was supporting in this race, Coulter told Sean Hannity she was “Romney/Cain 2012… with Christie in 2020.” Coulter refrained endorsing Herman Cain for the top of the ticket, she noted, because “he has never held elected office before, and I really want to defeat Obama.”
That said, she mustered up the best defense of Romney she could: “Romney has been magnificent in these debates… you’ve got to go with what you have.” She added, “even the nut candidates [this year] are better that John McCain.” She followed her short answers by noting that after a victory in 2012, “we’ll bring in Chris Christie as our Mariano Rivera” eight years from now.