As results trickle in, the early precincts suggest Hillary Clinton is holding off the great, shadowy threat that goes by “Uncommitted.” But does it even matter? Regardless of what happened tonight, Clinton is immune from bad or good press. If she obliterated the uncommitted vote, opponents can say she won on name-recognition alone. If she lost to uncommitted, she can rebut that it’s because she pledged not to campaign in the state.
Plus, all of the soundbites coming out of the debate are going to drown out any story lines coming out of Michigan for the Democrats.