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Decision 2012: Obama Strategist Says Romney Was "Dishonest" In First Debate

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Supporters of both presidential campaigns are trying to spin the results from last week's debate.

On CBS's "Face the Nation," Obama Campaign Senior Strategist David Axelrod said that Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney was dishonest in Denver and only succeeded at one thing - putting on a good show.

"Gov. Romney showed up to deliver a performance and he delivered a very good performance," Axelrod said on "Face the Nation." "It was completely unrooted in fact, it was completely unrooted in the positions he's taken before and he spent 90 minutes trying to undo 2 years of campaigning on that stage."

On ABC's "This Week," Romney's senior campaign advisor, Ed Gillespie, said the Obama camp is upset because Romney delivered a fact-based critique of the president's "failed policies."

"They remind me a little bit of a 7-year-old losing a checker game and then, instead of being frustrated at the outcome, they sweep the board off the table," Gillespie said on "This Week."

Axelrod says Obama will be making some adjustments in the next two debates.

Meanwhile, the president was back on the campaign trail with three events in California Sunday.

The president was expected to attend an event at a private residence in Los Angeles Sunday afternoon before attending two more events Sunday night.

Obama was off the stump yesterday as he and first lady Michelle held a belated celebration of their 20th anniversary.

The Obama campaign announced a record-setting $181 million in donations for the month of September, much of it from first-time donors.

Romney, meanwhile, was stumping in Florida for the third straight day at a rally in Port St. Lucie.

His campaign has not yet released its fundraising figures for last month.

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