Just on the off chance that you needed another reason to avoid Romney like the one manned RINO Plague that he is, here is the lastest, from The Other McCain…
Mitt Romney’s campaign organized a media conference call Thursday on which two Romney surrogates — Missouri Sen. Jim Talent and New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu — took turns bashing Newt Gingrich.
Matt Lewis at Daily Caller points out that although they took questions from left-wing outfits like Talking Points Memo and Mother Jones, the Romneyites couldn’t find time for any conservative media.
UPDATE: Just to give you a small sample of the many mainstream media headlines that conference call generated:
Romney seeks high ground
as allies attack Gingrich
– Associated Press
Newt’s nastiness comes back to haunt him
– Washington Post
And I emphasize that this is a small sample — a teaspoon from the ocean — of anti-Gingrich coverage generated by that phone call, in which it seems a “No Conservatives Need Ask Questions” policy was enforced.
While I have zero love for Gingrich, there are ways to fight that are fair and honorable, and ways that are unfair and dishonorable. Team Romney did themselves no favors by their choice of weapons and tactics.
Think about it; Romney is trying to position himself as an actual Conservative, yet he manages to only invite liberal outlets to his “attack Newt” call? There are three ways to interpret this, and all make the Romneyites look bad. One is that they didn’t even think to invite Conservative sources, which means we don’t even rate as an afterthought. Option two is that the snub was intentional, which would be, of course, a slap to the face of bloggers and talk radio. The third option is that Conservative sources might have called Romney out for being RINO himself. Any way you slice it, it’s pretty clear that Romney does not take Conservatives seriously, as if that should be a surprise in the first place.