MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - The debate's over, but the real fun is just underway. 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 – and meant – in the debate.
And it's where 'surrogates' go to brag about how well their candidates performed, which is basically SPIN.
Right now the room is packed. Reporters are doing live shots at the corners of the room and journalists and camera operators are crowding around surrogates speaking from ten different stations, one for each campaign. It's quite a zoo but very entertaining. The biggest star in the room right now is Senator Sam Brownback. He's the only candidate in the room but more will follow.
And guess what: Someone was just escorted out of the spin room by security. No details yet. But this also happened in the spin room during the Democratic debate on Sunday when blogger Eric Alterman was arrested.
- CNN Deputy Political Director Paul Steinhauser