WASHINGTON (CNN) – Campaign surrogates were out in force in the spin room following Thursday’s presidential forum. A sampling of their spin:
Sen. Bob Menendez on Clinton’s best moment: She noted that if HIV/AIDS mainly afflicted young, white women, it would have been eradicated already. "She showed her wealth of experience, depth of knowledge and core principles that are important to minority communities.”
Biden spokesman Larry Rasky on Biden’s best moment: “The last answer on Darfur. . . In the last debate he really called the field out on the no-fly zone and using troops. It’s interesting that Sen. Clinton has changed her position since the last debate.”
Richardson chief of staff David Contarino on what his boss needs to separate himself from the pack: "More of the same. He's moving up in the polls. People just need to get to know his record. Nights like tonight help."
– CNN’s Lauren Kornreich, Alex Mooney, and Xuan Thai