What They're Really Saying: About Governor Mitt Romney At The Orlando, FL GOP Debate

National Review's Jim Geraghty: "One of [Romney's] strongest performances…" (Jim Geraghty, "Everybody Was Good," National Review's Campaign Spot, http://nationalreview.com,Posted 10/21/07)

National Review's Kathryn Jean Lopez: "Romney comes off as a real optimistic problem-solver– with some experience at it." (Kathryn Jean Lopez, "Democrats Also Love America," National Review's The Corner, http://corner.nationalreview.com,Posted 10/21/07)

Powerline Blog's Paul Mirengoff: “Romney was solid, as he generally is … Near the end of the debate, he finally launched into an attack on the Clinton administration's ‘vacation from history’ foreign policy (‘we got the dividend but not the peace’). Attacks like that are guaranteed winners in these kinds of debates, and Romney needs to make them at every opportunity.” (Paul Mirengoff, “A Sleeping GiantWakes Up,” Powerline Blog, http://www.powerlineblog.com/, Accessed 10/21/07)

· (Jim Geraghty,"Everybody Was Good," NationalReview's Campaign Spot, http://nationalreview.com,Posted 10/21/07)

· National Review's Campaign Spot, http://nationalreview.com,Posted 10/21/07)

NBC's Chuck Todd: Romney was "red hot." (Chuck Todd,"Quick Post-Debate Thoughts," MSNBC's First Read, http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com/,Posted 10/21/07)

The Atlantic 's Marc Ambinder: "As the Republicans debated who is more conservative tonight, two voices stood out: Mitt Romney's and Rudy Giuliani's." (Marc Ambinder, "The Republican Debate: First Take," TheAtlantic Blog, http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/,Posted 10/21/07)

The American Spectator's Jennifer Rubin: "On marriage Romney gives a strong statement in favor of amendment." (Jennifer Rubin,"Debate 2," The American Spectator Blog, www.spectator.org,Posted 10/21/07)

· Right Wing News' John Hawkins: "Mitt is right about gay marriage. Activist judges are deliberately distorting the law to implement gaymarriage…" (John Hawkins, “Debate Live blogging,” Right Wing News, www.rightwingnews.com , Posted 10/21/07)

· National Review's Campaign Spot, http://nationalreview.com,Posted 10/21/07)

The Atlantic 's Marc Marinder: "[Romney's] best moment may have been when he said that an insurmountable problem like the health care crisis can, indeed, be solved. It wasn't just a candidate saying he was optimistic; he showed how optimism,will and plod can be potent problem-solving forces." (Marc Ambinder,"The Republican Debate: First Take," TheAtlantic Blog, http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/,Posted 10/21/07)

· "He had a target on his back during the health care section, and ably defended himself." (John Tabin,"Candidate Scorecard," AmSpec Blog,http://www.spectator.org/,Posted 10/21/07)

· The Atlantic Blog, http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/,Posted 10/21/07)

· (Marc Ambinder,"The Republican Debate: First Take," TheAtlantic Blog, http://marcambinder.theatlantic.com/,Posted 10/21/07)