1. Dirt Off Their Shoulders

    ‘Today Is a New Day’ for Dems

    President Obama may have disappointed supporters in Wednesday night's presidential debate, but now that we all know Mitt Romney can, in fact, hold his own in a debate, Democrats are ready to dust themselves off and move on with the campaign. “I think that Governor Romney is certainly a skilled debater. And last night he was able to elevate his level of performance. But he did not change the fundamental dynamics of this race, nor did he change some of the policies that actually got us into the economic mess that we have,” top Obama surrogate Martin O'Malley, the governor of Maryland, said on CNN. "Today is a new day. Everybody wakes up, when we go back for the last 35, 36 days of this campaign."

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