Chris Matthews consistently suggests a sinister motive to Ron Paul's willingness to attack Gingrich and Santorum, while giving a pass to Romney. 

It's simple. Ron Paul has indicated that he thought Romney had the management style and psychological makeup suitable for the job of President and that, based on his experience working with Gingrich and Santorum, they didn't. Matthews seems to have a hard time imagining someone taking a position unless something is in it for them. Projection?

Newt Gingrich has been bloviating about an Obama "surrender" because of Obama's apology to the people of Afghanistan for the burning of some Korans by our soldiers. First, as Ron Paul pointed out in a debate, Gingrich is a chicken hawk. He wants to send others to war, but he wanted no part of it when it was his turn. Second, when one does wrong, accidentally or intentionally, it is usually thought to be a sign of good character and strength to admit the wrong and seek to make things right. President Bush apologized twice for activities of the military in Iraq. If Gingrich thinks there is nothing wrong with burning Korans, he should say so. Third, American lives have been lost as a result of this mishap. If a statement of regret from our President to the people of Afghanistan will reduce the risk to American soldiers, it's clearly the correct thing to do.