Obama spoke to a large crowd in Madison, Wisconsin, on Thursday afternoon that his campaign said was 30,000 strong.
Romney had a bounce in his step and confidence in his voice as he addressed more than 10,000 supporters in Fishersville, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley.
In a sign of the importance of the state for him, Romney appeared together with his vice presidential nominee, Paul Ryan.
Romney said the debate offered two different visions for the country.
“What you didn’t hear last night from the president is why it is the next four years are possibly going to be better than the last four years. He doesn’t have a way to explain that, because he has the same policies for the next four years as he had for the last four years,” Romney said.