Luntz's Democratic focus groups liked Edwards the most on Sunday and his Republican counterpart preferred Romney yesterday. This contrasts with what I take to be the "mainstream" consensus that Clinton and Giuliani performed the best. Edwards and Romney are the two major candidates who court with the least amount of nuance the anti-war left and traditional conservatives, respectively.I'll link to Daily Kos and Honky Tonk Saloon, who was shocked by the old white primary GOP voters Luntz gathered. Don't be shocked, propensity to vote goes up by age and for the GOP primaries that is a representative group.
Maybe it's just that simple.
JOHN adds: Yes. Or maybe it's as simple as the fact that Edwards and Romney are both nice-looking guys who talk smoothly. - Powerline