June 3rd, 2007
09:41 PM ET
15 years ago

Who won the debate?

Who do you think won the debate? Click on the "Add a Comments" link and give us your response.


Filed under: New Hampshire
soundoff (342 Responses)
  1. Glenn, Freemont, California

    Hillary Clinton

    June 3, 2007 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  2. Noah, Lexington MA

    Barak Obama

    June 3, 2007 09:42 pm at 9:42 pm |
  3. Rebecca, Fairfax, VA

    Biden

    June 3, 2007 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  4. Jessica, New York, NY

    Obama.

    June 3, 2007 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  5. Korey Kaczynski, Omaha, NE

    The winner, by far, was Kucinich; he came off as the most professional while maintaining honesty. Gravel was second, as he came across as a man of integrity and took the democrats up to task.

    I'm a conservative and don't want either in the White House, but those two impressed me above all others.

    June 3, 2007 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  6. Luis, Hawthorne, NJ

    Dennis Kucinich and Mr. Gravel. Hands down.

    June 3, 2007 09:43 pm at 9:43 pm |
  7. Jeffrey Balkind

    Obama won.

    June 3, 2007 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  8. Marsha Kelly, Woodbury MN

    I think Bill Richardson won the debate. He was the only candidate who was specific on the actions he would take as President, and illustrated with examples from his tenure as Governor. It's a shame Blitzer didn't give him more time. Unfortunately the lion's share of the questions and time went to Clinton, Edwards and Obama, who were conveniently seated together so the cameras could get all three of the media-proclaimed "frontrunners" in one shot.

    June 3, 2007 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  9. Jeremy, San Jose, California

    I think Kucinich won the debate because he is the only one who said he wouldn't murder innocent people to kill Osama Bin Laden. What if Bin Laden was in an elementary school in America filled with students. Would you bomb the school to get Bin Laden. We need to lead the world by example and stand up for our principles and murder of innocent civilians is wrong. The ends never justify the means.

    June 3, 2007 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  10. Arlen, Hanover, New Hampshire

    I think it was a really great debate, and most of the candidates did well.

    I think Obama did particularly well tonight, not just because he had the most talking time (which he did, according to the Dodd campaign’s chart). He did a great job of engaging the other candidates, responding to their criticisms of him and at several points he praised his fellow candidates, which looked very, very good. Seemed to have somewhat of a rapport with Edwards in that the two lobbed soft criticisms of each other, but never failed to note that they agreed more than they disagreed on the topics discussed, and praised each other’s plans on various things such as health care.

    Other than that, Clinton did okay, Edwards did well as did Dodd, Richardson did all right, Kucinich was Kucinich, I think Gravel kind of faltered, and Biden... well Biden just seemed pretty angry throughout the whole debate.

    June 3, 2007 09:44 pm at 9:44 pm |
  11. Jake McCook, Fort Worth, TX

    CNN – you did a terrible job with that debate! The questions were weak, divisive, ignorant, unfair and unrealistic. If it weren't for the great people of New Hampshire I would have turned it off. And you CLEARLY favored the top three candidates – Obama, Edwards and Clinton – giving them more then enough time to talk about everything under the sun and actually cutting OFF other candidates like Bill Richardson who were trying to make important, clear statements. Wolf Blitzer is the worst moderator I have ever seen – next time please let Anderson Cooper take the reigns!!!

    June 3, 2007 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  12. RAFAEL - GUAYNABO, PUERTO RICO

    RICHARDSON ATTACKED PROBLEMS IN THE ROOT.

    June 3, 2007 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  13. Rachel, Chicago, IL

    I think Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden were the leaders in this night. John Edwards lost points with me.

    June 3, 2007 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  14. Kyle Chapman, Buffalo, WV

    Hillary Clinton

    June 3, 2007 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  15. Franklin Nathan Roseville, ca

    Kucinich had nothing to lose. He won the debate. Mike Gravell was also okay, but Kucinich, with his answer about Bin Laden had the most honest answers. No one gives him any credit. He's ignored by the pundits, but I think Kucinich has my vote.

    June 3, 2007 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  16. Thom, Golden, CO

    I think the America People won the debate. Every Democrat on that stage had a better idea of what the future of America looked like than any Republican candidate. They certainly have a better direction for the United States than the current administration.

    June 3, 2007 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  17. Isaac Barrientes, Pharr, Texas

    Sen. Clinton 🙂 "You don't have to be straight to shoot straight!!" 😀

    June 3, 2007 09:46 pm at 9:46 pm |
  18. billy-bayou,Covington, LA

    there was no debate to win. It was a wild eyed liberal knee jerk photo op.

    June 3, 2007 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  19. Tony

    Richardson clearly had the most substantive ideas and least rhetoric. Too bad Wolf cut him off more often.

    June 3, 2007 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  20. Jan Woodbridge, VA

    Biden had some good points. Loved the gentleman from Alaska.
    I disagree completely with all re the immigrant question.

    June 3, 2007 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  21. mA

    how come there is footage of every candidate except obama?

    June 3, 2007 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  22. Ottawa

    Hilary Clinton

    June 3, 2007 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  23. Ariane, Brazil

    Sen. Clinton

    June 3, 2007 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  24. Sophie Raider, Seattle, WA

    Barack Obama.

    June 3, 2007 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  25. Anonymous

    OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 3, 2007 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
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