When the dust settled on the first presidential debate, it was a clear-cut, winner-take-all affair.
The candidates faced off against one another for the first time since the election.
The moderators asked both candidates a series of questions about their plans for the next year, and they did a very good job of addressing them.
President-elect Donald Trump is a known quantity in the debate world.
He was the only Republican to get a chance to debate Clinton during the 2016 election, and he dominated the conversation.
He has been a major force in shaping the 2016 Republican Party platform, and this debate showed he can continue to do so even if he has less power than he would have expected.
Trump was clearly the dominant figure in the room, and Hillary Clinton was a bit of a distant second, having missed the debate in January.
But the moderators did an excellent job of asking tough questions of both candidates.
A few of the topics that were touched on were tax policy, health care, and the economy.
Both candidates took time to answer the questions from the moderators, and it was clear they took into account the interests of their constituents.
During the debate, Trump was asked about his taxes and how he plans to pay for it.
He said he will be putting some of the money back into his campaign, which he said was a very positive move.
But he did not elaborate on what that money would be.
He did, however, say that he would be going after the big banks in the form of a tax cut, but he did add that he is going to get rid of regulations on Wall Street and corporate executives will also benefit.
Hillary Clinton is going through her own tax plan, and Trump has also said he is also in favor of a big tax cut.
Both candidates have made clear that they intend to take on the banking industry.
They have been talking about it for years, and in recent months, both candidates have taken steps to move it forward.
This debate demonstrated that both candidates can be seen as having a real chance to govern, and that they can unite the country and win a majority of the votes of the people.