"I think it's unfounded and unmerited [that Romney is characterized as more an "establishment" than a Tea Party candidate.] Look who he got behind in the early races. Newt Gingrich, for example, was relentlessly for the liberal Republican (Dede Scozzafava) in one of the first Tea Party races in New York 23... whereas governor Romney, who is not out there boasting about it, was one of the first ones in on Scott Brown, got behind Nikki Haley, Marco Rubio, me... So this says a lot. The courage and conviction it takes to get behind anti-establishment candidates speaks volumes, and I think people are overlooking that. People are having a --- especially Tea Partiers --- are having a visceral response that is not merited." -- Christine O'Donnell
Not a bad point. There is some food for thought. Ann Coulter is insistent that Romney is the most conservative remaining candidate, "right next to Michelle Bachmann." However, Mark Levin begs to differ. Strongly.