The 19th debate of the 2012 cycle had the clearest outcome: Mitt Romney is back on top, and time is running out. The four remaining candidates will be running hard through the Florida primary next Tuesday, but Newt Gingrich is now running out of time.
Romney brought his A-game tonight, taking the fight to Gingrich in a way he's never been able to. He reassured Republican voters that he has the moxie to stand up to President Barack Obama on the debate stage, which has been a challenge for him throughout this campaign.
Romney also provided strong answers on immigration and on Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae — deflecting Gingrich's attacks right back at him. He looked like a front-runner tonight, and ready to turn to the general election.