I thought he brought his A game, and gave the type of energetic speech that he really needed. It was also clear how he tried to subtly and not subtly draw a contrast to Giuliani and McCain. In a nice touch, he brought his wife to the podium to talk about Mitt the family man, which went over well with the crowd at CPAC–and also sets him apart from divorcees Giuliani and McCain. In the speech he promised to fight to repeal McCain-Feingold and opposes the McCain-Kennedy immigration bill. In Grover Norquist’s introduction, as well as Romney’s speech itself, there was an emphasis on needing a nominee who is a fighter for all the pillars of conservatism: fiscal conservatism, national security, and social issues. Romney hit on all those points in his speech, drawing on his experiences in Massachusetts. By busing in hundreds of supporters, he had a core group of enthusiastic audience members who helped pump up the energy level.