President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney will be back on the campaign trail Wednesday following a debate that at times felt like a verbal fistfight.
Obama produced a much more assertive performance at the Hofstra University clash, and Romney maintained the energetic demeanor that chalked up a win for him in the first showdown.
The buzz Wednesday will focus on whether Obama's attack style Tuesday night will counter what was widely panned as a lackluster presentation in the first debate. It also will focus on whether Romney came away from the second debate maintaining the momentum he picked up in the first one. And, of course, there will be a lot of talk about who told the truth, and about how CNN's Candy Crowley did as moderator.
Obama will campaign Wednesday in Iowa and Ohio, while Romney will head to Virginia. And Vice President Biden will stump in Colorado and Nevada, and Romney running mate Paul Ryan will be joined by Condoleezza Rice at a rally in Ohio.
Biden also gives his reaction to the second presidential debate in interviews on ABC's "Good Morning America," CBS' "This Morning," and NBC's "Today."
Also worth noting Wednesday: Bill Clinton attends a New York fundraiser for Obama; Tagg Romney campaigns in North Carolina and Craig Romney in Colorado for their father; and Speaker of the House John Boehner heads to Iowa to campaign for Romney.
And then there is this: First lady Michelle Obama tapes an interview Wednesday for broadcast on Friday's "LIVE with Kelly and Michael."