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!