Romney was unintimidated by President Obama.
He was undaunted by lib moderator Jim Lehrer.
He was in command of his facts.
He was comfortable with himself.
He was unafraid of his positions.
He drew clear contrasts. He spoke with ease.
By contrast, Obama looked down at his notes or beseeched Lehrer with his eyes and his mouth to move on.
Romney patiently dissected Obama’s ramblings, injected humor and zingers, and didn’t back down.
Yes, it energizes the conservative base, as the pundits keep repeating tonight.
More importantly, it leaves an impression with independents and undecideds.
Romney, not Obama, was in control.
Don’t take my word for it: Undecideds/uncommitted voters swing towards Romney after debate.