MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, knows he had stiff competition for attention in New Hampshire Sunday night. He told supporters as he showed up at a viewing party following the debate, "I don't want to interrupt the Yankee-Red Sox game."
The crowd chanted "we are part of something great" as a smiling Obama arrived at Murphy's Tap Room. He shook hands and met supporters for about 15 minutes before saying he had to catch a plane.
He didn't directly mention his performance in the debate but said, "I hope you are as energized as I am."
- CNN Political Desk Managing Editor Steve Brusk