Romney Blasts 'Numbskull' Advisers for Palin Slams GOP frontrunner defends rival on Twitter By John Johnson, Newser Staff Posted Jul 16, 2010 1:11 PM CDT 29 comments Comments Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during an appearance at Emory University, Tuesday, March 30, 2010, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore) (Newser) – Time quoted anonymous advisers to Mitt Romney dissing Sarah Palin in this article yesterday, and today Romney himself came to her defense. On Twitter, no less: "TIME says unnamed advisors disparaged @SarahPalinUSA. Anonymous numbskulls. She's proven her smarts; they've disproven theirs." Consider their feud over, Ben Smith blogs for Politico. "The dynamic here: People who want to be the Republican nominee may not expect Palin to run, but they do want her supporters to like them."