US media has praised Mitt Romney's performance in the first presidential debate with Barack Obama.
The Washington Examiner leads with "Romney scores on no-drama Obama":
The Arizona Daily Star says "Romney aggressive; Obama off his game":
The Denver Post simply says "Round 1: Romney":
Florida Today says "Mitt Fires Away"
The Omaha World-Herald says "Romney Steps Up":
The Washington News Tribune says "Fiery Romney attacks Obama over economy":
The US unemployment rate has edged down to 8.1% nationally but any failure to continue that momentum will be seized upon by Republicans.
The lackluster debate performance from Obama, who has been called the greatest communicator since Reagan, gave us our October surprise.
The dust is settling on a successful night for Mitt Romney but the show must go on.