Ann Coulter

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Ann Coulter : biography

December 8, 1961 –

2012 presidential election

During the Republican Party presidential primaries, she supported Mitt Romney over former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. On an interview with The O’Reilly Factor on Fox News, she compared Newt Gingrich’s attacks on the media to Jesse Jackson "accusing people of racism". On her website, she posted a column titled, "Re-elect Obama: Vote Newt!" arguing that if Newt Gingrich won the Republican nomination, Barack Obama would win re-election. When asked to respond about her criticism, Newt Gingrich dismissed them as "the old order" and cited recent polls showing him ahead of Mitt Romney.

On October 22, 2012, following a presidential debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama, Coulter published the following tweet from her official Twitter account (@anncoulter): "I highly approve of Romney’s decision to be kind and gentle to the retard," drawing stiff criticism for her use of a word which some find offensive to describe the president of the United States. The Special Olympics condemned Coulter in a tweet shortly after Coulter’s.Grinberg, Emanuella. CNN. 24 October 2012. 24 October 2012. On The Alan Colmes Show, Coulter stated that she does not regret her use of the word, saying, "’Retard’ had been used colloquially to just mean ‘loser’ for 30 years. But no, these aggressive victims have to come out and tell you what words to use."

After the election, in which Barack Obama won, Ann Coulter wrote a column titled "Romney Was Not the Problem". In it she argued against the idea that Mitt Romney lost because he failed to get his message across. She also said that Mitt Romney lost because he was running against an incumbent.

2013 CPAC Conference

In March 2013, Coulter was one of the keynote speakers at the Conservative Political Action Conference, where she made references to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s weight ("CPAC had to cut back on its speakers this year about 300 pounds") and progressive activist Sandra Fluke’s hairdo. (Coulter quipped that Fluke didn’t need birth control pills because "that haircut is birth control enough.") Coulter advocated against a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants because such new citizens would never vote for Republican candidates: "If amnesty goes through, America becomes California and no Republican will ever win another election."

Personal life

Coulter has been engaged several times, but never married. She has dated Spin founder and publisher Bob Guccione, Jr., and conservative writer Dinesh D’Souza. In October 2007, she began dating Andrew Stein, the former president of the New York City Council, a liberal Democrat. When asked about the relationship, Stein told the paper, "She’s attacked a lot of my friends, but what can I say, opposites attract!" On January 7, 2008, however, Stein told the New York Post that the relationship was over, citing irreconcilable differences.Froelich, Paula; Hoffman, Bill; Steindler, Corynne; Garvey, Marianne. "." New York Post. January 7, 2008. Retrieved on March 4, 2008.

Coulter owns a house, bought in 2005, in Palm Beach, Florida, a condominium in Manhattan, and an apartment in Los Angeles. She votes in Palm Beach and is not registered to do so in New York or California.Lisberg, Adam. "". New York Daily News. June 8, 2006. Retrieved August 21, 2007. She is a fan of several jam bands, such as the Grateful Dead, the Dave Matthews Band, and Phish. Some of her favorite books include The Bible, Wuthering Heights, Anna Karenina, true crime stories about serial killers, and anything by Dave Barry.

Religious views

Coulter says that she holds Christian beliefs, but has not declared her membership in any particular denomination—she has mentioned that her father was Catholic while her mother was not. At one public lecture she said, "I don’t care about anything else; Christ died for my sins, and nothing else matters". She summarized her view of Christianity in a 2004 column, saying, "Jesus’ distinctive message was: People are sinful and need to be redeemed, and this is your lucky day, because I’m here to redeem you even though you don’t deserve it, and I have to get the crap kicked out of me to do it." She then mocked "the message of Jesus…according to liberals", summarizing it as "something along the lines of ‘be nice to people,’" which, in turn, she said "is, in fact, one of the incidental tenets of Christianity".