Watching the Los Angeles Democratic debate last night, it was clear that it was, by far, the best of the six debates, with the fact that there were only seven debaters being one of the major reasons, requiring more depth and development of their views.
And the debaters came through well, with all seven having moments of impressiveness.
But the clear cut winners were moderates Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, both of whom hit home runs, with excellent statements and retorts when challenged.
At the same time, Joe Biden had his best debate, and Elizabeth Warren also continued to do well.
Bernie Sanders held his own, but shouted too much, while Tom Steyer and Andrew Yang, still the least of the seven, doing better than one would have expected.
The absence of Julian Castro and Cory Booker was felt, however, and it remains a shame that Kamala Harris dropped out of the Presidential race due to financial issues.
The next President was on that stage, and the odds on both Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar vastly improved!