The debate was America's first glimpse of Romney the brilliant overachiever

No matter what a person feels about him politically, it’s undeniable that Romney has some impressive accomplishments. He simultaneously earned businesses and law degrees from Harvard; rose to the top at the highly competitive Bain & Co.; founded the offshoot Bain Capital, earning tremendous returns for himself and his investors; and he turned around the Olympics in Salt Lake City that had been plagued by debt and corruption.

Though there were flashes of it during the primary season, last night Americans got there first glimpse of this side of Romney. His debate performance was no accident — it was the result of his ability to process data and absorb information, combined with countless hours of hard work put into debate preparation. Those qualities, no doubt, are what made him a dynamic businessman.