Ann Coulter Says Romney Spokesperson Andrea Saul Should Be Fired for Citing Massachusetts Health Care in Response to Super PAC Ad
Sean Hannity reported on his show tonight that there is new evidence linking the Obama campaign with the controversial pro-Obama Super PAC ad released by Priorities USA. He said that the evidence appears to indicate that campaign officials closely coordinated with PAC organizers on the ad that blames Mitt Romney for the cancer-death of a steel worker’s wife. Such coordination would be a violation of federal election law.
The man in the ad, Joe Soptic, once appeared in an Obama campaign ad. Deputy Campaign Manager Stephanie Cutter said on CNN that she doesn’t have anything to do with Priorities USA and that she doesn’t know the facts of when Soptic’s wife became ill.
However, a conference call contradicts
Cutter’s statement. In the audio, Soptic explains in detail about his wife’s illness and death while Cutter is on the line.
Ann Coulter joined Hannity to discuss the latest in this heated campaign season. She said, “I think the bigger issue is how repulsive this ad is. This man, his wife didn’t even have health insurance through his job. She had health insurance through her job […] Obama is a liar, this is a repulsive despicable ad, it shows the true colors of the man that oh we thought was hope and change.”
She saved some of her criticism for the Romney campaign spokeswoman, Andrea Saul. Instead of calling out the ad for being despicable or pointing out that Romney had already left Bain or even that the woman had died five years after the plant closed, Saul's response in Coulter’s words was, “well if she had lived in Massachusetts with Mitt Romney’s health care plan, she would’ve had health insurance.”
Coulter charged, “Anyone who donates to Mitt Romney, and I mean the big donors, ought to call Mitt Romney and say if Andrea Saul isn’t fired and off the campaign tomorrow, they are not giving another dime because it is not worth fighting for this man if this is the kind of spokesman he has.”
Heatedly, she went on to say, “There is no point in us going to a convention and pushing for this man if he’s employing morons like this.”