The best zinger of the evening: when Gingrich suggests that Romney would have been a career politician if he had actually beaten Senator Ted Kennedy during the 1994 campaign in Massachusetts.
Of course the media seems to think the key take-away from the debate is Romney's $10,000 bet wager with a non-betting Rick Perry.
Jon Stewart offered his take on the debate exchanges during Monday's broadcast of The Daily Show.
As a testament to Stewart's popularity, ABC News repeated part of the clip on their Tuesday evening broadcast.
Whether the race is really just between Newt and Romney depends on a few things, including momentum. For more on what might really go down in Iowa, check out Nate Silver's latest blog post. The race is wide open according to Silver -- despite Gingrich's recent surge in the polls and windfall of media attention. Here's to an exciting couple of weeks as we approach the Iowa Caucus.