Conservative pundit Ann Counter thinks Hillary Clinton’s expected presidential candidacy will fizzle, just like City Council Speaker Christine Quinn’s mayoral bid this year.
“I don’t think she’s that formidable. I think it will be a re-run of–sorry, this is a New York reference–but another Christine Quinn,” Ms. Coulter said last night on CNN’s Piers Morgan Live. “We were told, ‘Inevitable, inevitable, she’s the next mayor, next mayor!’ People came and voted, and, ‘Nah, I don’t think so.’”
Ms. Quinn, who would have been the city’s first female and openly gay mayor, was long considered a shoe-in in the mayor’s race, but wound up finishing a distant third in last month’s Democratic primary. If she decides to run and wins, Ms. Clinton would be the nation’s first female president.
The comments came as the two were discussing President Barack Obama’s appeal with young people and whether that enthusiasm would transfer to his successor. Ms. Coulter, an outspoken conservative, believed it would not.
“I think the Obama magic goes away with any of the other Democratic candidates,” predicted Ms. Coulter, who began her appearance by saying she considered herself “the conservative ayatollah.”
“Even Hillary Clinton?” asked host Piers Morgan.
“The only people fainting at her rallies are gonna be chubby gals from NOW,” quipped Ms. Coulter, referring to the National Organization for Women.
Ms. Coulter, who was on the show to promote a new book, also praised Republicans handling of the government shutdown (“I think the last three weeks have been magnificent!”) and offered some predictions in New Jersey’s political scene, where Newark Mayor Cory Booker–Ms. Coulter’s “favorite Democrat in the country”–just won a special election for the U.S. Senate.
“The problem is no matter how good they are in their states or cities, once they get to the Senate, then they’re under the control of [New York Senator] Chuck Schumer, so I have a feeling my admiration for him will go down,” Ms. Coulter lamented.