FOX News Debate - Romney Hits a Home Run
I had to listen to the debate via FOX New's watch live. I was able to listen to a good portion and watch the Luntz focus group graphs while the candidates responded. It was amazing how often Romeny ranked high with the group when he explained his positions. Below is the final summary and with Romney clearly the winner with the people.
Below is the explanation of the focus group and how they reacted when Romney spoke on certain issues. Important note: Romney continued to score high through out the debate.
The last part of the video members of the group agree Romney can beat Obama in 2008.
In addition many of he folks at Townhall.com gave there assessment of the debate
Mary Katherine Ham stated ranked Mitt at #1 and stated:
He was a stronger, more real version of Mitt tonight. I truly enjoyed it, and I haven't thought he's won a debate since the very first Republican debate. I think he probably did himself a lot of good in New Hampshire tonight, and the Luntz focus group shows it. This is the first time I've thought, maybe ever, that there's a glimmer of hope for Romney in a general.Hugh Hewitt brought out the Luntz focus groups and their amazing results
The Luntz focus group is the best ten minutes of television Romney has had since the campaign began.
Fred Barnes: "A terrific debate for Mitt Romney."
Luntz's people meters measuring moment by moment reactions from debate watchers show that Romney consistently got the best results from both conservatives and moderates. "Incredibly high results," Luntz says on both illegal immigration and the need to change Washington.
"With just two days to go Romney hit a home run tonight," Luntz concluded.
One secondary benefit of tonight's debate for Romney is that Republicans thinking forward to the fall debates with Barack Obama know who is the best prepared to handle those contests.
In addition here are moments from the 5 Jan Debate at St. Anselm College. Note the same
Now Romney soaring here describing why he is running and his values:
and here were he discusses radical jihad and the need to move to a second phase to deal with Iraq: