How did Romney do against the score sheet I laid down several days ago:
- Challenge the Obama narrative: Very good start. He knew the details. He set the context for his economic plan, explaining the role of small business, of tax rates, of growth in closing the deficit (in this he had a fresh and effective way of laying out the case). Best explanation ever on Medicare.
- Good soundbites: "Trickle down government" was one. No knockout blow but very good.
- Humor: A little. But he did something comparable. He was as relaxed as we have ever seen him. He smiled naturally. And as easy as he appeared, he kept on the offensive. Impressive.