Ann Coulter says that if McCain is the nominee, she will vote for Hillary. Her view is that a Hillary presidency would be less damaging to the conservative movement because any resulting damage from her policies would be associated with Democrats and liberals. A McCain presidency would likely have damaging policies that people would associate with Republicans/conservatives.Here is the beginning of why she dislikes McCain:
That, on the litmus issues of our time, only partially excluding Iraq, he is a liberal. He apparently excoriated Samuel Alito as too "conservative." He promoted amnesty for 20 million illegal immigrants. He abridged free citizen speech (in favor of the media) with McCain-Feingold.
He opposes [drilling in] ANWR and supports the global warming cult, even posturing with fellow mountebank Arnold Schwarzenegger in front of solar panels. Yes, he supported the surge, along with every other Republican worth mentioning, but he would shut down Guantanamo — the most successful rat trap in our nation's anti-terror fight — and he joins Code Pink in calling the Bush administration "torturers."
Oh yeah, he originally voted against the Bush tax cuts, but now says he would support them. And he libels our miraculous drug companies as "crooks." Can I take a breath?
Although I could never pull the lever for Hillary (or Obama), Coulter does have a good point about the perception that McCain's policies might be construed as the new "conservative," which would be very damaging.