Originally published on FoxNews.com.
And then there were seven…
The sixth Democratic debate in Los Angeles on Thursday night featured seven candidates just 24 hours after the impeachment of President Donald Trump. While impeachment was the first question of the debate but it was the only reference to it all evening…unless you were reading Trump’s Twitter feed during the debate.
The first hour of the three-hour event featured each candidate making their best case without going after one another.
The second hour was filled with fireworks between Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg — two of the four top tier candidates — that will be discussed for days to come. Warren got the better of the exchange and Buttigieg wound up hurting himself.
The third and final hour settled into a mix of hour one and two without the pyrotechnics of Warren and Buttigieg but it still brought plenty of information
While the debates haven’t changed the race to date, fewer candidates on the stage enabled voters to hear more from each candidate and learned more about them as a result.
The debate Thursday night may not change the Democratic top tier…Biden, Sanders, Warren, and Buttigieg (though Buttigieg may face fallout from this one) but it still gave voters a lot of information about them to consider. Here are the night’s winners and losers.
BIG WINNER – Joe Biden
The former vice president had his best debate to date and delivered his best answers to a number of questions throughout it from the economy to the ability to work with Republicans if elected even though they have attacked him and his son.