It is now a race to November 6 as both candidates crisscross the country in search of votes from the small group of battleground states that will decide this election.
Obama wakes up in Florida on Tuesday and holds a rally before heading to Ohio for a campaign event with Vice President Joe Biden. Romney travels out West to join vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan for a campaign event in Las Vegas before flying to Colorado for an evening rally.
In the moments following the debate, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina was very clear about the political strategy in these final two weeks: "Persuading undecideds and turning out your vote."
By no means did Messina lift back the curtain and provide insight that we did not already know, but it goes to show you that politics is a very basic game -- the person with the most votes wins.
As for where exactly Obama will spend most of his time in these closing days, Messina would not commit to particular states but emphasized, "We are going to be very flexible where we go."
Kevin Madden, Romney's spokesman, noted that in addition to Nevada and Colorado, the former governor will also make stops in Ohio and Iowa in the coming days and plans to visit multiple swing states in the same day as part of the effort to turn out the vote.
If the election stays this tight heading into Election Day, will the traditional 48-hour closing candidate barnstorm turns into 72-hour tours of the nine battleground states?