** Frank Luntz's focus group loved McCain and thought Rudy Giuliani talked about New York too much.

** Fred Thompson's communications director, Todd Harris, e-mailed a response to the debate: "Greetings from the 14th floor of the lovely Des Moines Marriott. I am of course watching tonight's Fox News debate and it is clear to me already that though Fred Thompson is not on stage, our opponents are already letting us dominate the narrative of this campaign."

** Sean Hannity seemed to be angry at Carl Cameron for letting someone ask a tough question of Mitt Romney.

** Rudy Giuliani squeezed off a subtle jab at Mitt Romney's perfect family.

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