Winners: Clinton was the big winner. If nothing else, she will increase her esteem as a Senator as a result of her Presidential campaign (I don't think she has a prayer in a general election, no matter how good she looks in a primary). Biden came out second best. He definitely had the most shocking answer: "Yes." :rofl: Kucinich probably came out third best. In comparison with Gravel, Kucinich looked like a real candidate instead of just a flake. Losers: Biggest loser was Dodd. There's not been enough room in the spotlight to even acknowledge him as a candidate and he stayed in the shadows in this debate as well. Richardson lost the second most. He was the candidate with opportunity to make a big move in this debate and he didn't deliver. Edwards was third on the loser list. Even less distinguishing than Richardson, but already is well enough known that a bad debate doesn't hurt him as much. Obama lost to Clinton. As one of the two front runners, maybe a loss to Clinton makes him the biggest loser of the race. He's still number two, so I don't think so. Neither: Gravel. At least people know what he looks like. His chances going in were zero and you can't have a negative probability percentage, so he can't do worse than break even.