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. William Stokes

    Don't know who won, but viewers lost.
    You can't compare candidates unless each one of them answers each question.
    I didn't like the format.

    June 5, 2007 11:28 am at 11:28 am |
  2. Remi, Lagos Nigeria

    Hilary won. She was actually very presidential and left no body in doubt of who was in charge

    June 5, 2007 11:36 am at 11:36 am |
  3. Dale Gross Melbourne, Fl

    Dennis Kucinich and Mr. Gravel. Hands down

    June 5, 2007 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  4. SARA TACOMA,WA

    I THINK OBAMA WON THE DEBATE. HE WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO LOOKED AND ACTED PRESIDENTIALLY. I THOUGHT CLINTON SEEMED AMUSED AND DISINTERESTED. I WAS GREATLY DISAPPOINTED WITH HER PERFORMANCE.

    June 5, 2007 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  5. Robert Laczak, Greene, New York

    Who would I hire to lead my country out of the dung pile created by this current administration and restore our place as the leader in the free world? Who will address national health care reform and the host of other domestic issues facing us? Who has the experience to get the job done? Clinton stands alone.

    June 5, 2007 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  6. Ace, Laguna Niguel California

    Enough!

    I know the media has a love-fest with Clinton and Obama but enough is enough. Watch the debate and you'll see that Edwards won, he came out attacking and his answers were not full of rhetoric but ...UM...ANSWERED THE QUESTION!

    The only other perosn that can be said to have won the debate would be Joe Biden even though I don't like the guy, he also owned every answer. Obama...Clinton GIVE ME A BREAK!

    June 5, 2007 12:29 pm at 12:29 pm |
  7. Sandy, Minneapolis, MN

    Joe Biden! How refreshing to hear someone so well informed, who is both passionate and pragmatic. Biden-Obama '08!

    June 5, 2007 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  8. Chris, Lake Elmo, Minnesota

    Obama won. He explained his position on the issues well. Biden, Clinton, Dodd, and Edwards must have just received their degrees from the George Dubya School of Spin. They are "sorry" for voting for the war but they are against it...now. Why would you ask someone that got us into this mess (the war) to try to get us out of it?

    June 5, 2007 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  9. Michael Connors, New York, NY

    Not sure, but I think Edwards benefited the most.

    June 5, 2007 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  10. Jim Cook

    The Rebublicans!

    June 5, 2007 01:29 pm at 1:29 pm |
  11. Edward, Dallas, TX

    Joe Biden (even though I am officially a Barack Obama supporter). I felt Joe Biden was clear, concise, articulate, and aggressive. He flexed his knowledge from the years of experience he has in the Senate.

    June 5, 2007 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  12. Brian, Columbus, Ohio

    Dennis Kucinich framed the first debate and easily won. Barack Obama came back from an off night last time and won this one.

    June 5, 2007 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  13. Gretta Collins, Houston TX

    I keep on plugging for Biden. Wish he had more time and money. Hillary was great, though. All made me proud and hopeful as a dem.

    June 5, 2007 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  14. Kate NYC, NY

    Edwards was weak. I can't understand why people continue to support him ($400 haircuts that could have been done at Cost Cutters in 15 minutes for $10.00!!!) He seems out of touch and seemed to have a problem directly answering questions.

    Hilary-I like her. I do. But she needs to work on her public speaking manner. She can appear mean spirited at times. It's a shame that in 2007, people are actually intimidated by an accomplished, ambitious woman.

    Richardson-good answers at times. Good points at times. Concise answers-not once.

    Kucinich-poor little guy. But he keeps popping up year after year. He answered well, but I don't think he has a chance.

    Gravel-eh. I wasn't moved.

    OBAMA-Excellent public speaker. Has the ability to understand the people's wants and needs. I think with the right administration, he can improve the world's view of the United States and motivate younger generations in our country to concern themselves with politics. I think he proved himself to be the most "in touch" with the public.

    Blitzer was awful. And the questions were terrible. They allowed for too much "drivel" time with some of the candidates. When it came time for the people to ask their questions, it was clear who this election belongs to. We're taking back our country and forcing our government to work for us.

    OBAMA!!!!

    June 5, 2007 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  15. Ben Demeter, Monument, CO

    Kucinich obviously realizes the average family faces bankruptcy if health Insurance remains in the hands of the Insurance Industry

    June 5, 2007 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  16. william m. shaw, fairbanks,in

    I would like to know why everyone of the democrats could not answer the questions the first time without beating around the bush before acually answering the question if they ever did. Like Richardson and genocide: He never did answer the question. This is the best the dems can offer? Hail to Obamma for being the only one that sounded Presidential and intelligent and I am a republican.

    June 5, 2007 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  17. amerikan4truth

    It does not matter who won the debate last night or tonight. Hillary is going to win. She has the money, the democratic vote, the anti-war vote, the female vote, the black vote, and it has already been predetermined by the powers that be! You people actually think that the Diebold voting machines actually count your vote? They have'nt for the last two elections, so why would they this coming year? Reagan/Bush, Bush, Clinton, Bush, Clinton is how it's going to go down. Wake up, we live under two crime families that have divided us by working together...shut up, go home, and enjoy your freedom! The war will not end, they are building 14 permanent bases and the worlds largest embassy in Iraq. Look it up before our empire falls...

    amerikan4truth.com

    truth out...

    June 5, 2007 05:14 pm at 5:14 pm |
  18. Adis

    I think Joe Biden won the debate clearly, he is the only character who really backs up everything he says. He has the experience. All other puppets showed they have pockets of intelegence. Sadly Biden does not have the money to win and lets not forget our american credo "those who have money have the power". I am glad that he showed anger because the issues are really close to him and so is his frustration.

    June 5, 2007 05:36 pm at 5:36 pm |
  19. Donnie, Zanesville, Ohio

    John Edwards.

    He showed that he has the right basic idea, it's about leadership! He has the knowledge of how things work in the political process from the inside, as well as the perspective and vision of an outsider. It truly takes both of these to be able to do what is right by the American people.

    June 5, 2007 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  20. Jamie, Fort Sill OK

    Clinton won my vote she was on top of all the issues!

    June 5, 2007 06:56 pm at 6:56 pm |
  21. Tom L., Tampa, Florida

    RON PAUL is the Winner Hands Down!

    He is a True – Real – American who stands for the People, by the People, and for and by the Constitution the way it was written by our Founding Fathers according to the Law of the Land.

    He wants to do away with the Federal Reserve which is no more Federal then Federal Express. He also wants to do away with the Central Banking System which is run "NOT the US Government" but the Wealthy Elite of the World. It's Big Business who runs this country with "Their Money"... NOT OUR MONEY or the US Government's Money and it's our Taxes that pays down their debt for printing these fiat dollars.

    He wants to bring back the Gold and Silver Standard since our money is not back by anything... not gold nor silver. It's just paper backed by nothing! Paper IOU's!!

    He wants to abolish the IRS which is a total scam. Where are the laws or codes that prove that we American's should pay tax for our employment?

    He has never voted to increase the power of the executive branch.

    He voted against the Patriot Act.

    He voted against regulating the Internet.

    He voted against the Iraq war.

    He is for the People by the People.

    VOTE FOR DR RON PAUL FOR PRESIDENT!

    June 6, 2007 12:27 am at 12:27 am |
  22. Nick Honolulu Hawaii

    I like Ron Paul and OBAMA

    I go with OBAMA

    June 6, 2007 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  23. Mark Owens, Spring Lake, MI

    Mike Gravel spoke the truth.

    June 6, 2007 12:40 am at 12:40 am |
  24. james salem, nh

    Ron Paul the only one that speaks from the heart. peace

    June 6, 2007 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  25. Tommy.Luciferi

    Hillary Clinton already is 'chosen' to be the next president for 2009......so why even have a debate?

    June 6, 2007 01:25 am at 1:25 am |
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