Tonight marked the first head-to-head debate between former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders.
CNN's Chris Cillizza broke down some of the winners tonight:
- Elizabeth Warren/Kamala Harris/Stacey Abrams/Amy Klobuchar: Biden pledged unequivocally he will pick a woman to be his vice president.
- President Trump: With the exception of an occasional reference here and there, Trump was barely mentioned.
- US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance: In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, the debate had no live audience and Sanders and Biden elbow-bumped instead of shaking hands.
And here's a look at the losers:
- Bernie Sanders/Joe Biden: Both men had good moments. Both had bad moments. But overall, they spent two hours attacking each other's voting records — often focusing on the sort of legislative minutiae (Hyde Amendment!) that the average voter simply tunes out.