During the primary debates, Gov Mitt Romney displayed so many instances of bullying and imperialism against fellow candidates and moderator. In one such exchange with Gov Rick Perry, he basically approached the Texas Governor and placed his arm on him to almost restrain him while he was speaking. That might have been an occasion when two candidates became physically entangled in American politics at the Presidential level if Mr Perry had less restraint. On another, he asked the Governor to essentially be quiet and that he would get his turn. When the Governor would not be commanded in that manner, he let out the infamous phrase "are you going to just keep talking" and then appealed to Andersen Cooper to help him silence the Governor.
Months later in his debate with the President of the United States, he effectively did the same thing asking the President to remain quiet and that he "would get his turn". Ms Noonan of the Wall Street Journal and ex Reagan speech writer decided that this; in spite of prior evidence of Mitt the imperial hyper-aggressive, bullying CEO having done the same several time in the past; has to be the President's fault. She decided that Mitt was being a verbal bully not because that was Mitt as he's shown with others in the past during the campaign but because the President pointed out reasons in his historical personal conduct that is incongruent with one the American people should make the President of this great country. Ms Noonan decided that the reason for Mitt's behavior was that the President attacked Mitt "personally". She ignored instances of Mitt also attacking the President personally on failures of alternative energy, including the now famous lie that 50% of them failed when the number was closer to 5% and the President picked losers or when he compared him to his own lying children. Maybe the kid in Mitt's high school who he put down and cut his hair was also at fault for having a hair style that Mitt disapproved of.
Ms Noonan has lost credibility with her article blaming the normally nice President (overly polite as some would say to the point of losing the first debate) for Mitt's obvious bullying tendencies that have been on display for a long time. This would be have been obvious to a journalist that wanted to retain some credibility after this election.