Mitt Romney’s strong debate performance eased concerns by fellow Republicans in Congress that his recent struggles could be a problem for all of them on Election Day.
“His first debate was very important – and he delivered,” said Congressman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, a member of the House Republican leadership.
“He established himself as a person who can be president of the United States – and that will make everyone feel positive,” said Republican Senator Mike Johanns.
“This is our first good morning since our convention,” said Republican Congressman Tom Cole. “We’re buoyant.”
Romney raised Republicans’ spirits – and lowered those of Democrats – with a powerful showing on Wednesday in his first of three nationally televised debates against President Barack Obama.