Peggy Noonan: Republicans are thanking me privately for dumping on Romney

Bob Schieffer asked Noonan if she had received any blowback from conservatives for her candid and unflattering assessment of the state of the Romney campaign.

“Of course not,” Noonan said coyly to the laughs of her fellow panelists.

“There was a lot of formal, official and public blowback from the Romney campaign, Romney surrogates, et cetera,” said Noonan. “What was interesting to me was that privately the constant communication I got was, ‘Thank you for saying that.’”

“They need help at the Romney campaign,” Noonan continued. “They need to be woken up. They need to raise their game.”