good evening, if you were among the over 60 million of us who watched the
, then you know we saw two things that night, really, an energized
, and lackluster
, and tonight it appears what happened that night has the numbers on the move there was new polling when they opened up against the president, the numbers show the race trending, tightening, trending towards
, at least right now, we begin with
, traveling with the
brian, good evening to you, a
adviser tells me that the campaign is stronger, that the candidate is increasingly confident. he tried to draw a sharp contrast on the issue of
. with just 29 days to go, following the last debate, the race is quickly tightening, but remains volatile. the polls had different results. the latest poll shows
leads, now up four points between the likely voters, but a new
shows the president up by five. looking to capitalize on his momentum, today,
tried to frame himself as a steady commander-in-chief, and in what his campaign feels is a major
of weak leadership.
i know that
hopes for a weaker
, but hope is not a strategy.
and calling for a change of course, but offering few new policy details,
argued that the
is a more dangerous place since the president took office, citing serious
. the potential of a nuclear iran, and last month's terrorist attack in libya, that left four americans, including the
it is our responsibility, and the responsibility of the president to use his greatest power to shape history, not to lead from behind.
was quick with a rebut all, they talked about specifics.
now i'm a professor, he gave absolutely no specifics.
in california today,
appealed to hispanics, dedicating the first ever
to a contemporary mexican-american, the late labor leader,
. with the stakes higher than ever, the president put a spin on his own debate performance, rallying the supporters at a concert in hollywood last night.
my understanding, it was an incredible show. and everybody here is an incredible professional, such great friends, and they just performed flawlessly
night after night
, and i can't always say the same.
in today's speech,
also appeared to try to take away from the president's signature success overseas, as to the
death of osama bin laden
. he credited the military and professionals for that.
here, traveling with the
campaign, in virginia tonight, peter,