Gingrich was able to put a lot of the things that people despise about him to the side in favor of showing a more humble, compassionate and likeable persona.
He took heat from all sides when it came to his policy and thoughts on immigration but he handled each attach with a calm hand and relied on information, facts and figures to back up his points.
Mitt Romney was a close second with his usual, solid B+ performance. Nothing great or bad but Mitt and he once again showed a great ability to think on his feet. He is consistently at the ready with original thoughts that do not come off as just memorized bullet points like Herman Cain or Rick Perry.
Big loser of the night goes to Herman Cain. He continues to drop in the poles and he continues to show that he is out of his depth speaking about foreign policy. His act is wearing thin and it showed by the limited amount of time he got on camera.