Romney off to a strong start

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Moving to the halfway point of this Republican debate, it looks like Mitt Romney is trying his best to pull down the mantle of Ronald Reagan. He is off to a very strong start. The man who is best alligned to do that–John McCain is simply stumbling too much to strike voters as Reaganesque. He is clearly uncomfortable. Perhaps tomorrow, we’ll find out why.

Jim Gilmore and Mike Huckabee are off to strong starts as is Sam Brownback. Giuliani may have Reagan’s leadership qualities but he seems to lack Reagan’s optimism. But Mitt Romney has it in spades. He is clearly winning this debate.

Romney off to a strong start

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