Here’s a clip from Mitt Romney speaking this past weekend at a rally of supporters where he took the opportunity to praise the American spirit he has seen and experienced in individuals down through his life. The caricature the Obama Campaign has tried to create of Mitt Romney, that he is cold and unfeeling, is melting. That’s one reason Romney’s debate performance has made such an impact. For the first time, many Americans saw and heard Mitt Romney unfiltered by the liberal media and the spinmeisters of the Obama Campaign – and they liked what they saw.
As I said at the time, and continue to believe, it’s not that Barack Obama was all that different than he usually is off the teleprompter. It’s that Mitt Romney was so much better. Right now, liberals are expecting Mitt Romney to crash and burn in the second debate, which is a townhall format. But expect to see Romney connect with people in that audience just as he connected with this crowd with his real-life experiences of caring for and serving people.