isten, there is room to debate which candidate should have gotten the NRLC nod. But isn’t accusing Thompson of in essence paying money to get the endorsement just beyond the pale? That’s what Romney supporter Paul Weyrich says here.
Thompson and the spokesman for RLC gave remarkably restrained responses. This seems a step beyond what James Bopp Jr., another Romney advisor, said when he attacked
Sam Brownback for what he called “angling for some personal political benefit by cozying up to Giuliani.” Brownback of course later endorsed McCain. Does any of this help Romney with social conservatives or reflect well on him?