The debate from just down the road in DC ended a little over 30 minutes ago on CNN, who partnered with the great organizations The Heritage Foundation and American Enterprise Institute (AEI).
Newt came out on top again. Newt is probably the most experienced candidate up there and he's showing it in these debates. More than that, he's studied these issues.
Rick Perry would follow. Where has this Rick Perry been? If the person who was on stage tonight had appeared in the previous debates, I think he would be more of a top tier candidate.
Bachmann did well and had more face time, but before the debate ended appears to have gotten herself in another "this vaccine creates retardation" moment. She's accusing Newt Gingrich of wanting to give 11 million illegal aliens amnesty. That didn't sound like what Newt was proposing (and I want to study this for the facts some more). This is what has hurt her campaign, attacks based on misinformation.
Romney was...the usual. Rick Santorum had more face time and made great points.
The losers tonight were Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman. Paul sounds like the al-Queda candidate up there, regurgitating their talking points. Both he and Huntsman need to realize isolationism died in December 1941. Also, Ru Paul, wer weren't in Afghanistan before 9/11 and that didn't stop the attacks from happening.
Herman Cain had the best line calling Wolf Blitzer "Blitz".