John McCain did well with the national security focus. Mitt Romney always does best with a domestic security focus. I suspect that the commenters will say that McCain won.

I was going to say that I am not sure that his position on Iraq was going to resonate with voters. But Frank Luntz’s room made clear that it resonated with them.

In any case, on the spectrum from Iraq being the focus to not, McCain wins the more you focus on Iraq. Giuliani wins the closer you get to Iraq not being the focus.

I also thought that Mike Huckabee had a great moment with the Ron Paul fight. It was a freebie, but it was, perhaps, too insidery to be really be a sustainable moment on its own.

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sampo · September 5, 2007 at 10:53 PM

John PWNED

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