The worst attacks on Palin, when they came from Repubs, the Repub almost always turned out to be a romniac.
Similarly, the worst attacks on the tea party, when they came from Repubs, the Repub almost always turned out to be a romniac.
I don't know that Romney was behind it. But Repubs who attacked Palin and Repubs who attacked the tea party almost always were Romney supporters.
This is a big reason it was so tough for some conservatives to get behind Romney. Well, that, and his record in Massachusetts. I voted for him in the general but it meant eating some of my words from earlier on when I had said I'd never vote for the guy. I learned to like Romney during the election, but I still don't like romniacs. They can take a flying leap.
And that’s the closest link that can be posited without specific evidence of those in the inner Romney campaign being sent on destroy missions. RINOs liked Romney, RINOs disdained Sarah. That’s a given. But I’ve seen it accused so many times that Romney sent mercenaries to “get” Sarah. I’d just want to see some reason to believe that beyond suspicion. Romney frankly strikes me as semi-clueless about actual politics.