As for Joe Biden, he stayed pretty much above the fray, but did nothing to hurt his chances. The jury is still out on Biden, but South Carolina is his "fire wall"; we will see soon enough whether Biden's candidacy will "have any legs." As far as the Bernie Bros. attacks on Biden, let's all remember Sanders is the same age as Biden (and Biden hasn't suffered a heart attack).
Mayor Pete seemed to follow Warren's lead by attacking Sanders, but the audience will only be reminded of his performance for attacking Amy Klobuchar, who under the pressure of the moment, was unable to defend herself in any meaningful way. Pete exposed her inability to take a serious attack and turn the tables on the attacker. Her response to Pete of "So you think I'm dumb" fell flat. I sense her campaign going forward will also be flat and I predict she will be the next candidate to drop out of the race. As far as Pete goes, he may have convinced some Bloomberg moderates that he is the better option for the moderate lane than Biden. We shall see soon enough.
One real winner did emerge from the debate last week. That would be Donald Trump, who has already taken advantage of Bloomberg's awful performance as well as framing the election as a referendum on Socialism instead of Trumpism. Hopefully, the Democrats will wake up (very soon) and realize the real threat to our democracy is not each other, but the man who would be king - Donald Trump.
But will the Democrats ever learn? We can only pray they do before it is too late. Regardless, this voter will be voting "Blue no mater who." Now to convince most Americans to do the same. Have a great week.