Given that history of statements, going for the reality based and reasoned approach is a stunning departure for Ann.
The Freepers at Free Republic are furious that Coulter has refused to join them on this insane trip to conspiracy land. The thread to discuss her comments on "Birthers" immediately jumped to over 200 replies, see http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2301269/posts . Mind you, everything Ann has done in the past has been met with unqualified support on Free Republic. Here are some of the responses to her saying Obama's citizenship is not in question:
"Ann Coulter has an opinion. Whoop-de-doo."
"So how do you know Ann? Are you going to believe Obama who lies with impunity every day? So you take a liars word for it. Go it."
"She went from calling Duncan Hunter the ideal candidate to Mitt the bottom feeder Romney. Can't make a much wider swing than that." (Does that mean Mitt shouldn't try to attend the upcoming Freeper convention?)
"So Ann has another Liberal boyfriend? Ann dating Bill puzzled me for a long time, and now she is starting to behave like some of the other women who once claimed to be Conservative."
"ANN DRANK THE FOOL AID!!!! "
and my favorite because it says so much by a poster named Paulycy:
"Don't flame me, I'm just trying to think this through because this doesn't sound like an Ann Coulter position at all."
You are right, Paulycy, this does NOT sound like an Ann Coulter position. It is entirely too reasoned and normal and it misses an opportunity to take a fact-challenged cheap shot at a Democrat (although as I said, the hyperbole is still there). Never fear Coulter supporters, at the next available opportunity, I am sure we will see the return of the real Ann, she'll make a completely outrageous attack on a Democrat or Democrats and her brief flirtation with reality will soon become a distant memory. However, I'm willing to be proven wrong. I've heard this reality thing can become addictive.