People wanted a clear indication that Romney was an acceptable alternative. That he CAN be president.
They got that and then some.
It also shows that Obama’s (manufactured) support is WEAK
As much as Luntz’s endless focus groups tend to annoy me, this *is* big news. IMHO, Romney swept away a lot of the Obama/MSM caricatures of him and for was able to really put for the image of a strong, confident leader who can be trusted with the Presidency. In short, he kicked out the supports from under the main focus of attack for the Obama re-election campaign (i.e. make Romney into a bogeyman).
I know it’s a long time until election day, but tonight was a welcome boost.