The consensus amongst the beltway analysts was that the big losers for the evening were Marco Rubio for the GOP and Hillary Clinton for the Dems, both of whom were riding a perceived momentum into last nights festivities. Both were expected to have better showings but fell far from the mark that they had set for themsevels and those the political experts had in mind for them.
Here are the results...
The next important showdowns for these presidential wannabes will be South Carolina and Nevada.
In South Carolina, Republicans are voting on Saturday, Feb. 20, and Democrats will be choosing their candidate Feb. 27 while Nevada kicks off its caucuses with Democrats voting on Feb. 20 and Republicans the following Tuesday, Feb. 23.