ST. LOUIS, Missouri (CNN) - A sampling of the way campaign surrogates were spinning Thursday night's VP debate:
McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds:
"She was very deliberate, she was very concise."
"She exceeded expectations that were too low created by people who don't know her record or her abilities."
"She benefited from the media's quick judgment they made of her after a few interviews."
"She really stuck it to him."
"This is all about the middle class."
Obama surrogate Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz:
"That was the pinnacle of the debate" when Biden got emotional talking about his family.
"She [Palin] was so cold, so insensitive that she didn't respond... A first response would be to acknowledge someone's loss. Instead she just pressed on with her talking points. She couldn't get out of her box, which shows how she has so little command of the subject matter."
Former Clinton administration press secretary Mike McCurry:
"Joe scored more points, she won more hearts."
"She's reassuring. People get a feel for her."
"She was more confident, her head was in a better place."