Coulter: I Will Vote for Hillary Over McCain

By Jennifer Parker

Feb 1, 2008 10:38am

In case you missed it, on Hannity & Colmes last night, controversial pundit Ann Coulter — who supports Mitt Romney for president — said she would back Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, over Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.

"She’s more conservative that he is," she said. "She will be stronger on the war on terrorism…I will campaign for her if it’s McCain."

Watch it HERE.

There might be a few issues where McCain and Clinton hold the same position — campaign finance reform, immigration reform, global warming, the patients’ bill of rights.

And for that reason, many conservatives loathe McCain — as we covered last night on World News. (Read it HERE, watch it HERE.)

Coulter says McCain has been more liberal than Clinton on the interrogation of detainees at Guantanamo because he has made an issue of it and she’s hasn’t, really. (Of course, he was tortured as a prisoner of war.)

Factually, it’s a ludicrous claim. On judges, abortion, same sex marriage, taxes, health care, the war in Iraq, and on and on…he’s demonstrably more conservative.

Clinton’s 2006 vote ratings from liberal groups: Americans for Democratic Action – 95%; ACLU – 83%; League of Conservation Voters – 71%.

Her 2006 ratings from conservative groups: National Taxpayers Union – 17%; Americans Conservative Union – 6%; Club for Growth – 8%; Family Research Council – 0%.

McCain’s liberal group ratings: ADA – 15%; ACLU – 33%; LCV – 29%.

And conservative group: NTU – 88%; ACU – 65%; CFG – 76%; FRC – 62%.

It’s silliness to pretend otherwise.

But it does get at how much blind rage against McCain drives some of these conservative commentators.

- jpt

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