Your assessment of the debate is spot on. Terrible questions, nothing tough such as the gun walking scandal, green company billions (Solyndra, etc.), the list so long. No question about Santorum declaring an immediate cut should be made in SS benefits! The debate was all potatoes and no meat.
Romney got most time to speak, followed by Huntsman, Paul, and Santorum. Newt and Perry were just there for the ride. ABC did all it could to insure Mittens is the the one to lose to zero.