Mitt Romney won the debate tonight. A lot of observers felt he needed some kind of great zinger or memorable moment in order to prevail. I disagree. The Democrats have spent months overplaying their hand by painting Romney as some kind of greedy, capitalist monster. Millions tuned in to see a very intelligent man who knows his business. He probably looked a lot better than voters expected, especially those programmed to believe that Republican candidates are dull-witted and unable to handle policy detail.
Though Romney did not have a killing stroke, he came close by proposing a budgetary test that has the potential to stick. He would ask himself if each program is so important that it justifies borrowing the money from China. A nice reminder of the profligacy of the federal government. He also encouraged young voters to see themselves as the captives of the debt the administration has…
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