The presidential candidates came out swinging Tuesday night. We heard a robust discussion about the economy, jobs, taxes, immigration reform, foreign policy, women's health, equal pay, and gun control. Within minutes of the live 90-minute broadcast, ABC News commentator George Will declared it the best debate he had ever seen.

The presidential candidates came out swinging Tuesday night. We heard a robust discussion about the economy, jobs, taxes, immigration reform, foreign policy, women’s health, equal pay, and gun control. Within minutes of the live 90-minute broadcast, ABC News commentator George Will declared it the best debate he had ever seen.

There’s a pattern emerging: the person who has the most to lose entering each of these debates comes out the winner.

Watch the entire debate here:

Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief. They wish the Barack Obama they saw in Hempstead, NY had shown up at the first presidential debate on Oct. 3 in Denver, Colorado.

I say it took that lackluster performance – and a few too many grins by Vice President Joe Biden last week – to awaken this notoriously calm and collected president from his incumbent slumber.

My conservative friends are up in arms. “Obama makes me sick!” one person declared in his Facebook status. Simmer down. We’ve got one more round in Florida, and it’s going to be epic.