They're citing it as serious, responsible and sensible.
And even liberal publications and columnists have admitted that it has not only energized the GOP's base and proved attractive to independents and Reagan Democrats but also given Dem leaders and activists more than a few sleepless nights.
They're talking about Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate -- and Ryan's dazzling first week on the campaign trail.
Here are some of the words they're using and some of the things they're saying:
“Overflow Crowds” … “Energy” … “Thrilling” … “An Emotional Connection”
- “Thrilling The Large Crowds That Are Turning Out To See Him…” “He is thrilling the large crowds that are turning out to see him, earning multiple standing ovations as he runs through his stump speech.” (The Hill, 8/16/12)