02/17/2012 04:27 pm ET Updated Apr 18, 2012

Conservative Pundits Claim Romney Out of Touch With Conservative Pundits

If Mitt Romney wants to continue as frontrunner for the looming GOP nomination, he'd better hurry up and pretend to find some common ground with Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Charles Krauthammer, according to Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Charles Krauthammer.

The three high-profile conservative pundits sounded off recently about Romney's failure thus far to convincingly feign solidarity with their exaggerated, über-partisan media personas. Said a source close to all three, "There's definitely a consensus among Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, and Charles Krauthammer that Romney needs to pay a little more lip service to their shrill, scripted arch-conservatism if he hopes to benefit from their staged rabble-rousing, their spurious, self-serving Constitutional interpretations, and their disingenuous ad hominem attacks."

When asked to comment, however, one Romney campaign insider snapped, "Mitt doesn't need to suck up to those hacks to manufacture street cred with the Tea Party because he's already kissing Sean Hannity's ass on a regular basis. Next question."