- Martin O’Malley helped himself the most
- Jim Webb did himself the most damage
- Lincoln Chaffee was oratorically unimpressive
- Hillary Clinton did what the front-runner needs to do: avoid mistakes and not take any hard direct hits
- Bernie Sanders was Bernie Sanders, which is just fine, but I don’t think he helped or hurt himself much
- Anderson Cooper did a very credible job moderating
The debate was far more substantive and watchable than either of the GOP debates, by a pretty long way.