While President Obama and Governor Mitt Romney battled on stage for the first presidential debate, support groups formed in Grand Junction to hang on each word.
The democrats say the debate was all about getting Romney to prove himself as a candidate because the nation knows who Obama is.
"Initially going into this watch party, we have seen Mitt Romney for the last six year try to identify himself as a candidate, as a person, as a potential president and he really hasn't been able to do it,” democrat Martelle Daniels said. “And I see the same thing tonight."
As for republicans, they were happy to hear Romney call out the president's actions over the past four years.
"I thought it was going to go this direction where Mitt Romney is heavy in the stats and using a very logical argument,” republican Colton Vaughan said. “Attacking Obama’s absolutely abysmal record and calling him out on the promises, the whole huge list of promises he broke."
But both parties disagreed with many things the other candidate said throughout the night.
"He's saying this country won't prosper if we don't put money into education but where's that money going to come from if he's not increasing taxes, if he's not doing the things he needs to do to make that part of the economy,” Daniels said.
"He's saying well ignore what I did, it's all Bush's fault,” Vaughan said. “And then he pulls out emotional arguments and tries to characterize Romney as something he's not."
"His numbers don't add up,” Daniels said. “He hasn't been specific about what he would do and in fact he's refused to and said I don't want to be specific because they'll use it against me. But don't voters want to know the specifics, don't they want to know what's going to happen. So to me that's a huge hole in his candidacy."
"It's really nice to see now that Barack Obama doesn't have any teleprompters to hide behind and now that he doesn't have any surrogates to do his dirty work for him. And he has one on one, Romney calling him out on the promises he broke it's nice to see that happen after this long and that many broken promises."
Both watch parties say the debates are not the only thing undecided voters should use to pick a candidate, but they say since one will be the leader of this country, everyone needs to be informed on the policies.