MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) - We've checked in with the top-tier GOP candidates' camps following Tuesday's presidential debate, and not surprisingly, they all think they won.
Sen. John McCain's advisers said their man was "on tonight," showing "leadership, passion and compassion." They thought his shining moment was his exchange at the edge of the stage with the woman who had lost her brother in the war.
An adviser for Rudy Giuliani on the other hand, thought the former New York mayor's electric moment was when lightning storms passed over the arena as he was explaining his position on abortion. Giuliani's microphone crackled and he gazed toward the heavens. The adviser said the moment showed a "light side of Giuliani" - something voters want to see.
Mitt Romney's spinners thought the former Massachusetts governor put in a strong performance, and were particularly pleased with his defense of his Mormon religion, and his ideas on reforming health care. Those supporters tossed off efforts to paint Romney as a "flip-flopper" - saying the questions keep coming and "he just keeps getting stronger in the polls."
–CNN's Candy Crowley and Sasha Johnson