My early random musings ...
I loved the intro. Very nice tribute to Ronald Reagan. So far, both Rudy and Romney have mentioned him.
So far, Romney is winning. He looks great, happy, and is sharp tonight. The best two "communicators" are Romney and Huckabee.
McCain is the most passionate.
Politico.com is getting thier money's worth tonight. They were mentioned like 5 times in the first minute.
Ten candidates are a lot. Questions to Tommy Thompson or Sam Brownback are a buzz-kill -- sort of like when a pitcher comes up to bat in a baseball game.
So far, both McCain and Huckabee have taken subtle shots at distancing themselves from Bush (in fairness, Chris Matthews is leading them to do so). In McCain's case, it was in saying the war has been mismanaged. In Huckabee's case, it is saying Rumsfeld should have been removed earlier.