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:

https://twitter.com/MWadeNC/status/250273110622875649

https://twitter.com/MWadeNC/status/250266796932870144

https://twitter.com/calchika/status/250275150564573184

https://twitter.com/calchika/status/250273848208003072

Samuel Cook III could not be reached for comment.