As for Romney, his team gave the new Obama attacks the back of hand, saying they were all about damage control.
In events in Denver and Virginia, Romney repeated some of his debate lines, like "trickle down government," and hammered the theme that re-election of the President would not mean any positive change for the jobs and the economy.
"We can't afford four more years like the last four years," Romney said to cheers.
On Friday, both men will be holding rallies just a few miles apart in the Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., as Romney looks to capitalize on his debate performance.
Early polling indicated that voters also saw a victory for Romney; the first night of a PPP poll in Virginia found voters saying Romney won the debate "by more than a 3:1 margin."
PPP, which is considered a firm that leans to the Democrats, said the first night of their polling about the race in Virginia didn't show much of a change overall. Their last poll in mid-September showed a five point edge for the President; the Real Clear Politics average is +3.5% for Mr. Obama.
The next Presidential debate is October 16 at Hofstra University in New York.