FOXNews/GOP Debate: The McCain Appeal

fox_debate_voters-01.jpg Everyone's favorite Republican message cultivator and hairpiece Frank Luntz uses his best Broder skills to determine the night's winners and losers. While the FOX call in poll (and audience applause) gave the debate to Rep. Ron Paul, Luntz's folksy sit-in with Republican voters in gave it to a surprise underdog: John McCain.

The night's big loser? Actually, that was the Republican voters, who almost to a one said they were very underwhelmed by the candidates' performances. The least enchanting candidate: Rudy Giuliani, who even FOXNews Republicans think needs to increase his repertoire beyond "I was the mayor of NYC!"

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