It was a simple personal question, not Newt Gingrich, that exposed Mitt Romney's most glaring weakness during Monday night's debate.
Romney, who had shown the confidence of a veteran prosecutor when he interrogated Gingrich's rocky congressional tenure earlier in the debate, struggled to answer an open-ended query near the debate's end. Moderator Brian Williams, calling the election a battle for "the soul" of the GOP, asked the ex-Bay State governor what he had done to further the conservative movement.
Romney didn't offer a compelling answer.
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