Mitt hangs in
: Basically, it was a draw
. Which means Mitt Romney achieved a triumph of sorts. The Herald
analysis is on the money: “In surviving against the more practiced O'Brien, Romney wins round one, if only by defying expectations.” But that’s also Mitt's problem: For a guy who looked unbeatable only last spring, he’s now been reduced to winning by defying low expectations. ... Postscript: Shannon O’Brien, despite flashes of her attack-dog nature, didn’t seem all that sharp last night. Hub Blog senses that her rather testy demeanor is starting to grate on people. Also, Mitt is scoring some punches on the she-ain’t-a-reformer front. The race is far from over.