The National Review is the nation's premiere conservative magazine. The writers and editors have come to the consensus that Mitt Romney is the candidate that best represents the core conservative principles socially, economically, and with regard to foreign affairs. They say that selecting Giuliani as the Republican nominee would split the conservative base due to his liberal social views and Huckabee would split the conservative base due to his views and inexperience on economic and foreign policy issues. They criticize Thompson and McCain for poorly run campaigns. The Editors laud Romney for representing all of Bush's conservative principles but making up for most if not all of his flaws. In their view, only Romney has all the the pieces to unite the party for a win in the final election.