Romney's speech was a good one -- most commentary so far is very favorable. Whether it will have the desired political effect, we'll have to wait and see. As is often the case with these kind of speeches, the value is in the extended discussion afterwards that will find its way to the watercoolers and lunch-counters in Iowa over the next few days. But in the short-term, the nation's ADD kicked in. The analysis on the cable networks afterward certainly didn't last long. CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News spent all of ten minutes discussing the speech and then ran off to cover a press conference related to the Omaha shopping mall shooting.
Of Note: On MSNBC Pat Buchanan reacted very favorably to the speech.