Rudy is supporting Newt because Mitt pulled something in 2008 and got Rudy bumped off the NH ballot.
Thompson supports Newt because some Mitt cronies were behind an untruthful website about him in 2008.
Palin hates Mitt because two of his cronies on the McCain campaign spread rumors about her being stupid and "Rogue".
Most GOP Governors in 2008 did not support Mitt because the way he ran the GOP Governors Association.
Getting the Picture?
I heard Herman Cain on Neal Boortz this morning. Cain said “I’m not gonna say where my attacks came from, but they were perfectly coordinated and timed.” Prior to that they were talking about establishment people. (Rove, Dole, Mondale, HW Bush) Cain said Mitt Romney has already surrounded himself with the same hacks who will keep the status quo. Newt wants to rock that boat and they don’t want that.