The Democratic Debate Winners And Losers According To 3 Insiders

The Daily News recruited three political experts to assess who did well — and who didn't — at Tuesday night's debate. Here is what they said...

Ford O'Connell in the managing director of Civic Forum Strategies and a former adviser to the 2008 McCain-Palin presidential campaign.

WINNER: It's clear that there was only one person on the stage in Las Vegas who can actually be the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee - Hillary Clinton. Clinton was hungry and improved from her 2008 performances.

LOSER: Lincoln Chafee. No one knew Chafee's name before he came into Tuesday's debate; now everyone does because he gave one of the worst presidential answers ever on his vote to repeal Glass-Steagall.

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