Mitt Romney rocked President Obama back on his heels tonight. There were a couple of moments when I would have liked a more full-throated explanation of conservative ideas, but on balance, this was the most thorough take down of a sitting president I’ve ever seen. Romney was organized, logical, articulate, and went after Obama’s biggest weaknesses — without ever seeming vicious or ungentlemanly.
He pointed out that Obama was lying without growling about it. He wasn’t intimidated or cowed by Obama’s stale accusations. It was a brilliant performance. Now let’s hope he follows up with an ad campaign that capitalizes on the themes he outlined tonight.