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Obama Vs. Rush: Coulter Weighs In

At first, it might appear conservative firebrand Ann Coulter is at odds with fellow arch-conservative Rush Limbaugh in the talk show host's verbal sparring with President Obama.

Limbaugh has said he hopes Mr. Obama will fail in his presidency, and Mr. Obama told congressional leaders at the White House Friday, "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done."

After a glib comment by White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs, Limbaugh suggested Mr. Obama is more frightened of Limbaugh than he is of Republican leaders which, Limbaugh added, "doesn't say much about our party."

On The Early Show Thursday, Coulter said she actually hopes the president succeeds -- "but that means he'll govern as a conservative."

Coulter also said she probably wouldn't make a good politician or like being one, because of all the compromising involved; there's "no way" Mr. Obama's economic stimulus plan can succeed; and the GOP is now free to roam to the right. "We just ran John McCain," she said. "We are so sick of being in the middle!"