Peggy Noonan: Conservatives are secretly delighted that I am slamming Romney

Those of us who remember Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan’s paean to Barack Obama in 2008 weren’t surprised to see her bashing the Romney campaign in 2012. We were a bit surprised, however, when Noonan claimed she was receiving private messages of support from conservatives. Via Mediaite:

Bob Schieffer asked Noonan if she had received any blowback from conservatives for her candid and unflattering assessment of the state of the Romney campaign.

“Of course not,” Noonan said coyly to the laughs of her fellow panelists.

“There was a lot of formal, official and public blowback from the Romney campaign, Romney surrogates, et cetera,” said Noonan. “What was interesting to me [however] was that privately the constant communication I got was, ‘Thank you for saying that.’ ”

Noonan also claimed that there’s “very broad feeling that the Romney campaign needed to be woken up and I’m here to help.”

Who are these mysterious conservative Republicans who are quietly praising Peggy Noonan’s anti-Romney missives? One thing is for sure: they can’t be found anywhere on Twitter:

Granted,  a few Twitter users agreed with Noonan.

The above message was from a “proud #liberal” who supports #Obama2012.

And here are some kind words from another liberal, a Des Moines, Iowa, lawyer who follows liberal MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, the Brady (anti-gun) Campaign, and Obama for America – Iowa:

If you consider yourself a conservative Republican who thanked Noonan — and your name isn’t Matt Lewis, David Brooks or David Frum — we’d love to hear from you!

  • Ryan Blake Comer

    All this hack wants to do is be able to take credit when Romney wins. She wants to be able to say she made a difference, that it was people like her and Kristol and Brooks who told Romney to fix his campaign and got things going strong. What a worthless pile of crap.

  • Alderman Farms


    • Elaine

      Not me.. you? haha not many I guess thanked her. Maybe they were from the OBAMA CAMP?

  • Buckshot LeFonque

    I can’t fathom Ms. Noonan. She wrote some wonderful speeches for Ronnie…including the famous Pointe Du Hoc speech that he gave regarding US Army Rangers at Normandy!

  • J.N. Ashby

    “I’ve never thought of a woman as pompous before. Seems like a criticism reserved for men. But in your case…”
    I prefer the word “uppity” it’s more inflammatory/divisive.

  • RIChris

    Interesting to note how many old guard Republicans are assuming the position just to get airtime with Obama’s media. Sad, but interesting.

  • mkreider

    My late husband was a Liberal and would point out to me that WaPo had conservatives like Peggy Noonan have columns in the paper. I told him she was a RINO point blank. Krauthammer was the conservative not Noonan. She showed her colors with McCain’

  • Bumr50

    Hey, whatever helps her sleep at night.

  • LC Aggie Sith

    I guess the hot mic incident in September of 2008 was not a fluke, huh, Pegs??

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    People! We do need to thank her! The service she provides is invaluable!

    Without the opposition of people like Noonan, Frum & Brooks — who publicly kissed TheStinkyRing of The Obamanation — how could we be affirmed that we’re right in our support of Romney?

    Listen to your Grampa! It’s the voice of experience you’re hearin’!

    It was the right thing to do last presidential election, it’s the right course now!

    The reason people like Noonan are important — in every facit of life — is so that, if you’re too pressed to find out what’s right yourself, you can listen to them most carefully and then do the exact opposite!

    I know I am! And maybe I’ll tweet her a “thank you”, w/the reason why, too!

  • republicandrinkingtea

    I lost all respect for Peggy Noonan.
    She violated Reagan’s 11th Commandment.

  • Shane Dale

    We’ve lost another one. What the hell happened to that woman?


    If Michelle Malkin had not picked up on this how much life would it have had? Noonan has made herself inconsequential. Let’s let her stay that way. If she wants to ridicule Romney, it’s her right. But we don’t have to give life to the Noonsense she spouts via talking about it for days. Let’s let the words fall from her driveling mouth and just pool beneath her feet and stay there to rot her shoes. We need not notice, nor clean it up.

  • weRbroke

    Shorthand for Peggy…”I got nothing so I’ll make something up…”
    Is her adult son still living with her? Single Mommy Syndrome tends to turn women into whiney liberals and their sons into ball-less sycophants for the Gov.

  • joebobjones1

    From the tone of these whiny comments, I’m sure glad I’m not a Republican.

    • J. Cox

      Just a fail troll liberal.

    • ZoriahShepard

      We’re glad you’re not a Republican either.

    • Shelby is a Patriot

      I know, right? Remember when the Republicans were whining about gun control, fair share, women’s rights, gay rights, minority rights, anyone who disagrees with them, health care, racial code words, etc. Oh…Wait a second, that was the Democrats. Doh.
      My bad. 😉

      • joebobjones1

        Uh, is there something wrong with demanding equal rights for women, gays and minorities? If that’s whining, we need more of it.

        • Shelby is a Patriot

          Why don’t you go tell Condi Rice, who went through segregation as a young girl, how little rights gays, women, and minorities have in this country today. Ask muslim women what it’s like to have a real war on women. Ask gays in the middle east what it’s like to be gay there. Stop looking at people as minorities, woman, and gays. It is time for you to grow up and look at them as Americans.
          Thanks for playing. NOW STOP WHINING!

  • c2

    Really – after the open mic incident, who can trust a thing she says? Shark jumped.

  • Jourden

    You know what if Conservatives were so disgruntled with Romney and his campaign they wouldn’t be telling her in private. If you believe that I have a bridge to sell you.

  • Daniel Shea

    Such intellectual rigor here. I’m impressed.

    Noonan criticizes Romney, and all the so-called “conservatives” dump on her. So the official party line trumps real conservatism? What’s best for the country takes a back seat to making sure that all Republicans are nice to each other? The Republican party used to be about real ideas, not demagogues. This dangerous obsession with the sainted untouchability of candidates almost gave us Michelle Bachmann or Rick Santorum. Until we can bring conservatism back from being the party of “I don’t like Obama/O’Bummer/Hussein,” we deserve the vapid, flip-flopping Romney.

  • Love of Country

    If Peggy Noonan didn’t sound like a backstabbing RINO/Democrat before ….. well she certainly does now …. unbelievable!

  • Shelby is a Patriot


  • proudhispanicconservative

    Noonan You are finding out, that you are not important anymore, dont try to get attention. Your time is up, along with Kristol, etc. You are going to be crying the day romney beats Obama hard as I expect.

  • Madelyn Martine

    Yah Peggy. And the unicorn looking in your window is waiting to sprinkle you with magic dust when you leave.

  • Michael E Rupp

    I have it on good authority that some of the SAME “inside sources” that told Harry Reid that Romney didn’t pay any taxes are the Republican conservatives who thanked Ms. Noonan. The VERY SAME people folks! Pay attention!

    • Carl Brown

      they are also Dick Gephardt’s “imaginary friends.”

  • fastaire

    Peggy Noonan is an inside the beltway twit. Just listen to her speech patterns and you realize she is the fifth Marx Brother Margaret Dumont reincarnated and with the intellect to go with it. The woman buys into every MSM meme put forward on Romney. She is a follower deluxe, devoid of original thought. This is why I contend that James Taranto should be on the panels for Meet the Press and not Noonan. Taranto is smart and conservative all the time. Noonan is dense and only sometimes conservative. There was absolutely nothing wrong with what Romney had to say in response to the violence in the Middle East. Noonan thinks it was a mistake because that is what the MSM is saying. As usual the follower in Noonan prevails. If anything Romney needs to get more aggressive on this subject. The administration lied to the nation insisting that the Libya attacks were caused by a video when they knew full well it was a well planned and coordinated terrorist attack. I guess in Noonan’s world it would be unbecoming of Romney to point out this lie. She also thinks the democrats had a better convention because that is what the MSM is saying. How original Ms. Dumont. It seemed the entire democratic convention was about free contraception and abortion. That is what is deemed successful? Each of her points in her opinion column can be dismissed as following the MSM lead. Maybe it is just me but I think Peggy Noonan is less than worthless as a conservative.

  • [email protected]

    Peggy you are useless talking head whose claim
    to fame will be fleeting at best.
    No one cares what you think. The only reason the Libs are giving
    you the time of day is because you are saying what they want you to say.
    You head is so far up your own posterior you can’t hear what people are
    saying. You are the worst kind of fool. You are an embarrassment
    because you are so vainglorious. Don’t
    you know that the MSM is just laughing at you behind your back for being so naive? You are so full of yourself that you don’t
    realize you are being used. You are sad and