On our live-blog last night, American Pi added a perspective that was entirely missing from my own reaction to the GOP debate:
I agree with many of you that Romney was the most impressive. I think he showed great intelligence (much more than the others, who are not slouches), command of facts about Iraq and the medical issue (stem cell), and of course it is hard to ignore the fact that he is incredibly good looking. It is actually esthetically painful to watch Brownback, Paul, Tancredo, Thompson, and Huckabee. I know this is frivolous and shallow, but there it is.
The rest are not exactly oil paintings, but don