Romney retracts attack on conservative activist (update)

Update: The Romney campaign has put the article back up! They call it "a glitch". However, they have removed the article from the list of press releases or a list of "All News". I agree with Race42008, which called this, "Team Romney first big goof" and Rob Bluey says it may be a "flip-flopping on a flip-flop".

Last week, Mitt Romney attacked a "gadfly" conservative activist with a press release that Human Event’s Rob Bluey described as "Unpresidential". Now, silently, the press release has been pulled.

The full text of the press release is available at HotlineBlog. (Old link was here)

Romney’s attack had been criticized in a number of places (I did it here).

Not only do they make a dumb attack against a gadfly. They make a clumsy retraction after blogs beat them up. And the URL takes people to an error page. These are the new media guys?

And what does Mitt think? Or is the press release in the past? Mitt’s position has evolved in the last 3 days?