I have been amazed by some of the commentary on last night's debate. Who "won" or "lost" is immaterial, as are technical questions about who was more responsive or knew more details or scored the most points. That stuff goes over most voters' heads. What they care about is feeling connected to a candidate. They want a candidate they like, admire and trust to do the right thing for them. That, and his race, pretty much sum up Obama's appeal. Voters feel like they are part of a movie, starring Denzel. Now they have a chance to be part of another movie, one they know instinctively and that is far more visceral to them than the Obama Story. This one features a spunky gal from Alaska who just happens to be a beauty queen, star athlete, mother and good ole girl who can handle a fishing boat, snowmobile and high-powered rifle. One day she tells her hunky husband to fire up the float plane, they are going down to Washngton, Dc to clean up the mess the career pols have made. I see Julia Roberts in the lead role, borrowing heavily from Jimmy Stewart. If you doubt the power of this, you didn't see the Luntz focus group last night.