On Current TV last night, Rep. Nancy Pelosi D-Calif. admitted to host Jennifer Granholm that from her seat in the debate room, she thought the first debate was pretty even.

“I was there, and in the room it was a more even debate,” Pelosi said. “I thought it was OK, I thought he got the ball over the net.”

But when Pelosi saw the mood while visiting a debate watching party, she said realized that the TV audience viewed it differently.

“I realized that something on TV was different,” she said. “Even on the radio it wasn’t perceived to be as big a divide as it was for those watching on TV.

Pelosi insisted that it was time to shake off the bad debate performance and work harder to re-elect the president.

“That was then this is now,” she said. “We have to go – to use the president’s word – forward.”