Red, White and Blue - First Obama/Romney debate

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  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question and President Barack Obama listens during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver. BLOG RECAP | PHOTOS Associated Press

  • President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney wave at the start of the presidential debate at the University of Denver Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, John Leyba) MAGS OUT; TV OUT; INTERNET OUT The Associated Press

  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama shake hands during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) The Associated Press

  • President Barack Obama, first lady Michelle Obama, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, Ann Romney, and members of the Romney family talk on stage at the end of the first presidential debate in Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) ORG XMIT: COCD120 Charles Dharapak

  • President Barack Obama hugs First lady Michelle Obama after the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Pool-Michael Reynolds) ORG XMIT: DBT548 Michael Reynolds

  • First lady Michelle Obama greets Ann Romney before the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ORG XMIT: DBT303 Charlie Neibergall

  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and with wife Ann wave toward the audience after the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ORG XMIT: DBT333 Charlie Neibergall

  • President Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle following the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Goldman) ORG XMIT: DBT143 David Goldman

  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and wife Ann Romney acknowledge the crowd after the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Pool, Rick Wilking) ORG XMIT: DBT553 Rick Wilking

  • Left, President Barack Obama hugs his wife Michelle with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney hugs his wife Ann following the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Eric Gay) ORG XMIT: DBT140 Eric Gay

  • President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney participate in the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Pool-Michael Reynolds) ORG XMIT: DBT545 Michael Reynolds

  • President Barack Obama shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney after the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Pool-Michael Reynolds) ORG XMIT: DBT547 Michael Reynolds

  • President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney participate in the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Pool-Michael Reynolds) ORG XMIT: DBT537 Michael Reynolds

  • President Barack Obama answers a question during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ORG XMIT: DBT323 Charlie Neibergall

  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney answers a question during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ORG XMIT: DBT324 Charlie Neibergall

  • Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama wave to the audience during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) ORG XMIT: DBT310 Charlie Neibergall

  • U.S. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, speaks with Colorado State House Minority Leader Mark Ferrandino before the presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/The Denver Post, Craig F. Walker) ORG XMIT: CODEN201 Craig Walker

  • President Barack Obama shakes hands with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during the first presidential debate at the University of Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, in Denver. (AP Photo/Pool-Michael Reynolds) ORG XMIT: DBT521 Michael Reynolds

  • President Barack Obama speaks during the first presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney at the University of Denver on Wednesday. Associated Press

  • President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney meet on stage at the start of the first presidential debate in Denver, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) The Associated Press