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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  1. wilkin

    I beleive they should be asked:

    1. How are they going to deal with iligal immigration?
    2. Salary raise to the military to avoid soldiers leaving the service after their first service contract.
    3. How are they going to deal with the issue that have Puerto Rico still living as a Commonwealth considering that they want to resolve the issue?

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  2. Damien

    I love how whenever they believe a statement is incorrect they always, write it down.

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  3. nathan

    Oh boy, here comes General Clinton name dropping her husband. Dude, cant she take a stance on her own?

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  4. Scot

    Sen Obama sounds good on health care...but Sen Clinton, knows health care, understands health care and will make it work.

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  5. Mark McMillan

    Hillary's healthplan is better. With Obama's plan there is too much room for people to abuse the system. Guess who would pay for those who CHOOSE not to have health insurance....hmmmm

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  6. Kenneth Daniels

    I am sorry Obama does not have enough experience in Politics to be President of the United States.

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  7. LB

    If Hillary Clinton alleges that she is a candidate of change and that she is going to do all these things, how come the clinton's didnt do it when they were in the white hosue for 8 years. She should run on another theme, because this one is not ingenius for her. This especially applies to health care issue....

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

    Mr. Obama is still in the junior league. He should realize it now and concede defeat.

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  9. Dem08

    You are right on the war vote Mike. Wish more people would realize this. believe polls at the time, something like 85% supported the invasion.

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  10. Ron

    Hey Barack...you recognised Arnold for trying to get health care in Califorina..but said nothing about Romney...the only person who HAS ACTUALLY MADE HEALTH CARE work in a state. Why?

    Hillary and Barack keep talking about something that Romney has DONE.

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  11. Murry

    People should be reminded that Hillary's last healthcare plan failed.

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  12. Brian Duga

    Hillary Clinton is fake.

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  13. Todd

    How does she lower cost?

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  14. MHM

    Does anyone here believe that it will be a Clinton/Obama ticket in November?

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  15. JLA

    Barak just gave detailed specifics and fact about his health care plan

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  16. JC

    HOW DOES HILLARY'S HEALTH PLAN REDUCE COST????

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  17. waitin to exhale

    when do they get to the part about handing the US over to the NWO?

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  18. Daniel Schlafer

    I like the "friendly " opening and thought both candidates were in command of their facts . I am waiting for the pre-packaged "zingers" from political consultants Mark Penn and David Axelrod ? They harmed Senator Obama in New Hampshire , and Senator Clinton in South Carolina .

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  19. James

    Talking Universal Health Care Plan is much easier than an actual bottom line business-smart decision, so give Obama a chance to outline what he is talking about. However, I like them both as well. Just trying to be objective.

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  20. Kansas

    Excellent distinction by Obama in the differences between him and Hillary with regard to Iraq! Let's face it who isn't against the war now, but what we need are leaders who don't lead us down that path to start with.

    He's got my vote!

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  21. Steven D.

    You heard it here first. Obama is the clear winner of being the next UNITED STATES PRESIDENT!

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

    I don't think that ANYONE should have to buy healthcare - just as schools are provided for all (but some choose to purchase private schooling), health care should be provided for all. We need to get rid of the tremendous bureaucratic overhead - the paperwork which eats up so much of our health care dollars. Centralizing health care - having one plan for all - would aid in that effort.

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  23. kcee

    Hillary is evasive and not doing well .....btw must be a democrat moderator as my previous post didn't make the cut.....as I identified myself as a republican...

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  24. Jim

    Listen to Hillary explain her Health Care program....more precise and thought out.

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  25. RJD

    Heathcare for everyone is a great idea...but clarify who pays...the U.S. is already in a deficit position with Medicare and Medicaid...if that is expanded what does not get funded?

    January 31, 2008 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
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