Interesting format — it’s one candidate at a time having a sit-down chat. No time limits on questions, apparently, though presumably each candidate’s overall time on stage is limited. It’s a refreshing change from 60-second answers.
UPDATE: it’s done. See Laurel’s excellent live-blog in the comments. My take: no clear winner, except in the sense that Kucinich and Gravel obviously had a much easier row to hoe since they were virtually in full agreement with the panel and the audience. Richardson did not do well — again, he seemed unnecessarily unpolished, and he badly booted the “is it a choice” question — despite his apparent change of position for the better on DOMA. Of the top three, it seemed to me that all did well on everything but marriage, and all were weak in their inability to articulate why they don’t support it.
FURTHER UPDATE: I’m watching the post-debate coverage on Logo (kudos to Logo, by the way, for its flawless video stream). I was particularly struck by one of the audience members who said that, of the top three, Clinton was the one who really seemed at home and comfortable, despite her disagreement on marriage, and the one who seemed like a leader; the other two, he thought, seemed out of place. Ryan apparently didn’t see it that way. Other views?