The president clearly won the night, but his challenger emerges from the debates having shown himself to be a plausible leader.
If the president's goal was to show life, he succeeded. But the fingerpointing didn't do much to help voters decide between the pair.
A spirited debate between the vice president and his would-be successor puts the top of both tickets to shame.
The president seemed peeved and flat, while his challenger went on the offensive in Denver.
Overheated pundits are already declaring the race over. But there's plenty of time for momentum to shift back in his favor.
The president achieved everything he wanted to Thursday -- but convincing voters he has a plan will be a long process.
The former president calls on his ability to go negative without getting personal, taking a razor to the Republican ticket.
From abortion rights to fair pay, the slate of speakers sought to consolidate and improve President Obama's edge among women.
The Romney campaign is either recklessly ignorant of the facts or it is lying about its appeal to the politics of race.
It's not just Washington. Across the country, citizens' faith in their city halls, newspapers, and churches is fading.
There is now little doubt that he'll be the nominee, but the Sunshine State has serious sullied his brand for the race ahead.
Romney will say anything to get elected and Gingrich will attack anybody to get elected.
With polls deadlocked between Gingrich and Romney, the last debate before the Florida primary will make or break one of them.
Obama lays out a case for his re-election, but the policy solutions he proposes fall short of the challenges America faces.
The former Massachusetts governor hits Gingrich hard, but this time there's no notable flare-up from the fiery former speaker.
The former speaker deflected a question about accusations from his ex-wife skillfully, but it's still unclear if he can overtake the frontrunner and win on Saturday.
Far from seriously denting his armor, his rivals' attacks on Romney as a 'vulture capitalist' are leading the rest of the party to rally around him.
Even if he cruises to victory, the Granite State has shown that the frontrunner isn't as invulnerable as he once appeared.
If Romney wasn't the prohibitive front-runner before the debate, he is now.