Gibbs added: “I don’t think Governor Romney’s positions have changed, and fundamentally, I don’t think the campaign has changed.”
Echoed senior Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod on CBS's "Face The Nation": "I would say that [Romney] was dishonest."
Romney senior adviser Ed Gillespie said on ABC that the Republican nominee “laid out a plan for turning this country around,” and did a “very good job in making the case for his policies.”
“I think there was certainly a shift in the dynamic,” Gillespie added.
As for Obama’s performance in Denver on Wednesday night, Gibbs said: “I think the president understood that he hadn’t performed up to his own expectations pretty quickly into – after he got off the stage that night. “
Obama and Romney will debate two more times. Their next meeting will be Oct. 16, on the campus of Hofstra University in New York.