That’s the headline at Politico and it sums up the debate. My quick reaction is also over at NRO’s The Corner. Bottom one: It was the worst performance by moderators at the most important debate of the season, but Romney and to a lesser extent Santorum used it to their advantage.
The George Stephanopoulos line of questions of contraception will should go into J School courses on how not to moderate debates. After the exchange with Romney and being booed by the crowd for doubling and tripling down on an inane and irrelevant gotcha question, Steph looked like a concussion victim, and Diane Sawyer too wandered from subject to subject, including a “What about China?” head-shaker to Governor Huntsman. Never has the MSM so obviously allowed its anti-GOP bias to show, but where will the candidates be tomorrow morning? On NBC. It is the GOP’s own fault.
There are 450,000 absentees out in Florida. Romney has got to hope lots of those ballots being filled out tonight.