Peggy Noonan, the once-influential Wall Street Journal columnist who has been attacking GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney recently, insists she has received a constant stream of thanks from legions of grateful conservatives.

There is no way to disprove Noonan’s claim. Naturally, we can find no evidence of a groundswell of support, but that means nothing. After all, the conservatives who love Peggy Noonan are scared to say so out loud.

So who exactly are all these secretive, timid conservatives who have been surreptitiously thanking Noonan?

Twitter users have identified most of the likely suspects:

Samuel Cook III could not be reached for comment.