Some highlights from the coverage:
Why did people show up tonight? According to some of the people here, they liked Romney, but felt a need to educate themselves. A few had been contacted by Tommy Thompson camp asking them for support, and they were put off by the brash nature of the calls. This will probably be a major mis-step from the Thompson campaign.
Also, many here tonight were first time political even attendants. It is clear that Romney is able to generate a crowd, and excite that crowd to action.
Buster finishes his commentary with some strong (and encouraging) words:
Romney is an excellent public speaker. If you go to hear him speak, you had better listen fast, because he throws a lot at you in a brief period of time. If Romney and Obama were in a debate, that would be a donnybrook I would pay to see. If Romney and Clinton were in a debate, Romney would make hamburger of Clinton. If Romney were in a debate with Giuliani or McCain… well, whatever they have to say after Romney has spoken is just white noise while you walk to your car.
Almost forgot to mention - the room was set for 250, but there were 500 people there if there was one. You couldn’t have got another person in the room with a crowbar.
Also mentioned was that many of the folks from "Iowans for Tax Relief" were there and it was speculated that they may end up lining up with Romney (whereas it was thought they may be heading toward McCain).