Last night’s mile-high debate was a rousing success for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and this morning’s headlines from the top U.S. newspapers only confirm it:

USAToday: Romney Plays Strong Offense

Wall Street Journal: First Debate Highlights Stark Divide

New York Times: Romney Wins Debate Praise as Obama Is Faulted as Flat

And, the top Colorado newspapers agree:

Denver Post: Round 1: Romney

Colorado Springs Gazette: Most undecideds at watch party swayed toward Romney

Westword: Mitt Romney’s debate victory: Did Denver help elect the next president…again?

The Romney campaign must be thrilled with its candidate’s performance last night…and the way in which liberal journalists are now forced to give positive news coverage to a candidate that they didn’t pick.  Round 1: Romney, indeed.