Social media will be more important in the 2016 Presidential race than ever before. So it's interesting to note what resonated with television viewers last night and on Twitter:
First, among the GOP candidates - who were the most mentioned?
Here are the top three candidates who got the most share of total debate conversation via tweets:
No surprise - @realDonaldTrump 22.74%, is first by a long shot ...
then @JebBush 8.62%,
and @CarlyFiorina at 8.02%.
Candidates who gained the most followers on Twitter during the debate?
..and the top debate moments?
@CarlyFiorina responding to @realDonaldTrump's comments about her face!
@CarlyFiorina discussing Planned Parenthood and "kicking feet".
But the most retweeted candidate tweet of the whole night?
@JebBush tweeting "Sorry Mom" after revealing he smoked pot 40 years ago.