MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - The debate’s long over, but the real fun is just getting started. All the action right now is in the spin room. Never heard of such a place? Well, it’s where the candidates go to tell journalists and bloggers what they just said in the debate. And it’s where surrogates go brag about how well their candidates performed, which is basically SPIN.
Right now the room is packed. Television reporters are doing live shots in the corners of the room, and journalists and camera operators are crowding surrogates speaking at eight different stations, one for each campaign. It’s quite a zoo but very entertaining. The biggest stars in the room right now are Bill Richardson and Elizabeth Edwards. They’re the biggest names in the room and they’re each attracting the biggest crowds.
I’m heading back down into the action myself.
– CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser