OK, so it turns out that a few journalists have (sort of) raised some of those questions.
2. Here’s a sane column in Forbes. Excerpt:
Commentators are lashing out this morning at the convention’s organizers. But where does the buck stop? For Romney, this was the most important hour of the campaign so far. It was what everything so far had been leading up to. He had to pay more attention to what happened then than to any other hour in his campaign. And he allowed it to be wasted.
If you find others, send links.