So you condemn rumors about Palin and believe rumors about Romney?
So far as I can find out "Palmetto Scoop" is Adam Fogle who worked for Richard Quinn's consultancy firm MMS. MMS worked for McCain in South Carolina.
Romney engaged the rival firm, TTS Strategies, during his primary campaign back then. Getting a rumor out about a competitor would have been very much in Fogle's and Quinn's interest.
We don't know if there was actually anything behind the rumor. There were enough core McCain people angry at Palin, enough Palin people angry at McCain, and enough people angry at Romney that any number of things may have been going on.
Rumors? The GOP Establishment hates Sarah Palin. McCain and Romney are both card-carrying members of the GOP Establishment. Johm McCain was so arrogant, so sure-fire dedicated to maintaining his “Maverick” moniker, that he chose Palin just to prove he was his own man.
I don’t hink McCain had a clue as to what Palin stood for. He surely had no idea how to use her. She rescued his faltering campaign.
Romney and his bots (who are GOP Establishment all the way) KNEW that Palin would be the person to beat in 2012. Romney and the entire GOP Establishment went after Palin with a vengeance, knowing that they had to do everything they could to marginalize her ASAP because she WOULD be the nominee, not Mitt, in 2012.
The only reason I will vote for Romney it to vote against Obama.
Romney is despicable and NEVER apologized.
And by the way, ROmneyBOT, THE BASTARD BACKSTABBER ROMNEY
has done this over and over and over.
"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."
[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]