After eight GOP hopefuls spent two hours of their evening debating in Iowa last night, doing their best to impress voters, the day after reviews are bringing high praise for Mitt Romney.
In a post-debate interview last night, political pollster Frank Luntz said Newt Gingrich “won the battle’ but “Mitt Romney won the war.” Stating that Romney was ‘presidential’, Luntz also pointed out that Governor Romney’s specific ideas on the economy are exactly what voters want to hear.
John Gibson (former FOX News TV host, now FOX News radio host) proclaimed today “Admit it’s Mitt!”
Dick Morris tweeted last night that Gov Romney has a Reaganesque communciation style.
When asked about the debate this afternoon, moderator Chris Wallace (FOX News) replied that Mitt Romney entered the debate as the frontrunner and left the debate as the frontrunner.
Rush Limbaugh weighed in as evidenced in this re-tweet from Byron York (FOX News contributor/debate panelist):
Limbaugh: “There’s no doubt Romney won.”
Mitt was honored to share the stage with his fellow Republicans to debate the issues that are important to the people of Iowa and all Americans.
Mitt clearly won the debate by remaining focused on his message of creating jobs and getting the economy back on track by reversing President Obama’s failed economic policies. His strong record of creating jobs in the private sector, and when he was Governor, makes him the best candidate to defeat President Obama and lead the country toward an economic recovery.
Iowa State Representative Renee Schulte offers her opinion on the Iowa GOP debate:
Tweet from Mitt this morning:
RNC Spokesperson Kirsten Kukowski tells Fox, “While the headlines scream about Obama’s failed economy, it’s no wonder Debbie Wasserman Schultz and the Democrats are desperately trying to change the conversation. The same president and party that prided themselves on changing the tone in politics are now resorting to negative attacks against Republicans because they don’t have any accomplishments of their own to tout. Just ask Team Obama – they laid out their negative attack strategy just this week.”
Schultz (D-FL), National Democrat Party Chair, rushed to the Iowa State Fair today (first time attending) to promote Obama’s liberal agenda. While stumping, she specifically mentioned Mitt and called on Iowans to reject the notion that Mitt Romney mentioned on ‘this very same stage’ – that corporations are people.
Schultz should spend a few moments watching this.
Glenn Beck cheered The Gov on his radio program this morning for the way he handled the liberal hecklers at the fair yesterday. Neil Cavuto gave kudos to Romney yesterday. They both voiced high praise for Romney’s remarks on social security tax caps, the manner in which successful Americans are vilified, and corporations.
UPDATE – More from Rush Limbaugh (H/t Frank)
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