03:20 - Source: CNN
O'Malley: Romney elevated debate level

Gov. Martin O’Malley (D-MD) joined “Starting Point” Thursday to defend President Obama’s performance in the first presidential debate late Wednesday. O’Malley argues Romney “did not change the fundamental dynamics of the race, nor did he change some of the policies that got us into this economic mess.”

“I believe the big question that still needs to be answered is Governor Romney’s so-called plan that he won’t let anyone see about how it is that he can cut taxes and revenues by $4 trillion or $5 trillion, and somehow, tell us to just trust him, because behind door number three, there’s a secret plan, he can’t tell us about it until after the election is over. I think that was a blank that he was not able to fill in last night,” O’Malley says.

01:12 - Source: CNN
O'Malley on debate: 'Today is a new day'