Florida was the best debate yet! Every candidate did well. The crowd was very much engaged. It was the first debate that was actually fun to watch. If you missed it, here is the CNN video.
When Gingrich walked in he was greeted loudly with a combination of boos and cheers. Nothing could be more appropriate for a man of his controversy. The audience was listening, thinking and objective. They voiced their approval or disapproval according to the substance of the statements made, not according to who it was that made them
Who won? They all did. The in-fighting damage was done well before this debate. However, this time the responses were high caliber and right on the mark. Every candidate looked strong and got an enthusiastic response from the audience when they liked what he said. Each one also felt the barbs of disapproval when they stepped out of line. Gingrich won the least, but they all won because they made their party look good (let’s make that ‘look better’).
Nonetheless, it is still a ‘stuck with’ list.