Coulter recalibrates 2012 prediction, says Romney ‘might beat’ Obama too

Back in February at the 2011 Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., Ann Coulter told an audience that the Republican Party’s presidential shots in 2012 were nil if New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wasn’t the nominee.

“If we don’t run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we’ll lose,” she said on Feb. 12.

Coulter still likes Christie. On Fox Business Network’s “America’s Nightly Scoreboard” on Tuesday, host David Asman asked if she thought Obama was looking toward his reelection bid.

“You would think so,” Coulter said. “You follow liberal policies and disaster ensues and reelection becomes more difficult. But right now he thinks he does not have much of a threat from the Republican field, but of course there’s still Chris Christie.”

However, she changed her tune on Romney, giving him a little more of a chance than she did back in February:

ASMAN: Does he get reelected or will Christie come into the picture?
COULTER: Well, if Christie comes in Obama does not get reelected.
ASMAN: If Christie does not, and it’s Mitt Romney?
COULTER: A month ago or two months ago at CPAC all predictions this far out are useless, which is why it is kind of fun to make them. I was saying, “No, only Chris Christie can beat Obama,but the way the economy is going, oil prices going up, food prices going up massive unemployment rate, I think I could well be wrong about Romney. I think he might beat this guy too.