January 31st, 2008
07:54 PM ET
10 years ago

What do you think of tonight's Democratic debate?

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i.l.cnn.net/cnn/2008/POLITICS/01/31/dem.debate/art.theatre.cnn.jpg caption=" The Kodak Theatre is also home of the Academy Awards ceremony."] We want your real-time reactions to what Obama and Clinton are saying. Do agree or disagree? Who's making the most persuasive arguments? Are they addressing the issues or just being combative? Who's dodging the questions? What would you ask the candidates? Sound off by adding your comment below.


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soundoff (2,377 Responses)
  1. nashville4obama

    here we go folks...
    wow the Obama supporters really turned out...!

    January 31, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  2. JC

    I ALSO HOPE THEY ASK BOTH CANDIDATES WHERE THE STIMULUS PACKAGE WOULD COME FROM:

    1. PRINTED IN USA

    OR

    2. BORROWED FROM THE CHINESE GOVT OR A SAUDI PRINCE.

    January 31, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  3. Ronald Raygun

    With only tow candidates in this democratic debate, CNN should do a better job at allowing equal time to the candidates. Last night's republican debate was a disgrace as Romney and McCain clearly won time of possession over Paul and the debate's real winner Mike Huckabee.

    January 31, 2008 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  4. Randy

    My immediate family and circle of friends were all big supporters of John Edwards. With the suspension of Edwards' campaign, we will all be watching very closely to see whether Clinton or Obama will be able to earn our respective votes. Good luck to both.

    January 31, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  5. JC

    I ALSO HOPE THEY ASKED THESE 2 ECONOMIC QUESTIONS:

    1. SHOULD WE USE PAY GO AND HAVE A BALANCED FEDERAL BUDGET?

    AND

    2. WHETHER THEY THINK PROTECTING THE DOLLAR IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN BAILING OUT WALL STREET?

    January 31, 2008 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  6. Murry

    I'm so proud to see all those Obama signs outside! Wish I could be there.

    January 31, 2008 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  7. elaine

    I think he looks nervous.

    January 31, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  8. JC

    I WOULD ALSO WANNA KNOW HOW BOTH FEEL ABOUT THE REPORT THAT AFGHANISTAN IS FAILING AND WHAT THEY WOULD DO ABOUT IT.

    January 31, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  9. Nick 4 Obama

    California for Obama

    January 31, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  10. Amadu

    GO hillary

    January 31, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  11. Gina

    Hopefully CNN will not be biased in their questioning and will not bring up racism, sexism, corruption, lobbyists, Bill Clinton, Rezko, and other irrelevant crap. Hopefully CNN will only asks the candidates about their policies, issues, and positions and how they intend on achieving anything (realistically) in America. I don't want to hear about "change" and all that other crap either. Talk about what you are gonna do today with the government in the state and crisis it is in. I don't want to hear about what experience you have unless it's relevant and you have done something to help this country. No more explanation about present votes either or please whatever you do keep it civil. No more bickering. CNN keep it fair and biased and quit feeding us this mess you call news that you've doing lately.

    January 31, 2008 08:05 pm at 8:05 pm |
  12. Luke

    Wisconsin for Obama

    January 31, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  13. ramno

    let the games begin:)

    January 31, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  14. Casey

    Great moment! Until Obama started asking for Edward's vote implicitly.

    January 31, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  15. nashville4obama

    great remarks by obama...

    January 31, 2008 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  16. Bill

    I would like to hear more specifics about the planned funding – the whys and hows of it all – for their specific stimulus packages.

    January 31, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  17. Joe

    Obama: Thank you John Edwards...Code for all Edwards supporters vote for me.

    January 31, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  18. Matt

    I love the energy! Go Barack!

    January 31, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  19. susan

    I HOPE we can get some real answers from Obama tonight, instead of visionary rhetoric.

    January 31, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  20. Luke

    Lets all guess how many times change is mentioned in this debate... my guess is 35

    January 31, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  21. Lauren

    I hope they ask point blank what the candidates will do to end the military's "Don't Ask Don't Tell" policy.

    January 31, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  22. dms

    No, Nick, I am from California and my vote goes to Hillary!

    January 31, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  23. AnnMarie

    Wow!! Seeing these two walk out on stage. What a democratic ticket that would be. Wish they would wake up to that real soon. And Edwards in a position in the cabinet.

    January 31, 2008 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  24. Jim ( Independent )

    Wonderful opening statement from Obama !

    January 31, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  25. Luke

    Visionary rhetoric is better than the status quo susan

    January 31, 2008 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
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