There was high anticipation for Donald Trump's running commentary on the first Democratic debate. But the bombastic Republican front-runner ended up only sending out a few tweets of his own throughout the night. And the tone was rather... well, sedate.

Meanwhile, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee unleashed his social media id:

Trump mostly retweeted messages from his followers, questioned why five Democrats were allowed on the stage, grumbled about the commercials and plugged his own speech being replayed on another channel. He noted that Hillary Rodham Clinton was having to "defend her bad decision making" and seemed to compliment Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) after he said that Americans are tired of hearing about Clinton's email scandal and instead want to discuss issues.

Trump wrote that no one could imagine former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee being president, and that former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley has "very little chance" of becoming president. Trump didn't even respond to O'Malley calling him a "carnival barker."