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. walidm

    Americans have never responded well when the option is forced submittance to another's view or plan.

    We like opt -in options.

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  2. Paula

    Glad to hear them keeping it civil and sticking to the issues. United against George W. policies.
    Keep it up the whole night!

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  3. Melissa

    Feminists UNITE! Hillary '08!

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  4. ramno

    if you hear from both of them Hillary is very pointed in her answers..and obama requires you to analyze and understand the answer.

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  5. Nonso O.

    Obama is definitely the man!!! Very clear and concise! Hilary is ok but Obama is definitely the first among equal. Our country should vote for change and not for gender or race! Obama represents everything America needs now to survive. Obama's Healthcare plan is better understood and more universal but yet, allows for affordability both for all Americans and the Government.

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  6. Fran

    So far, this is the best yet. Focus on issues. Clarity from both sides. Great!

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  7. ms3b

    If it is shared how is it not somehow also mandated?

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  8. Dan, TX

    Health care policy. Obama is better. No question about it. Personal responsibility should not be abandoned.

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  9. Parrish

    setting up for the President and Vice President positions well (Obama would be the least polarizing candidate though, and cause the least amount of mobilizing amongst the Republicans)

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  10. Damien

    I don't believe they should force a question upon them such as "Why do you think your more 'superior' than me?"

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  11. Millie's Mom

    I just can't watch today – too nervous... I am relying on this board to give me the updates.

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  12. elizabeth

    were is the MONEY TO PAY FOR HEALTH CARE AND THE MORTGAGE PROBLEM !

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  13. Ann

    she is awesome. command of the facts, eloquent, in command.

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  14. jl

    Hillary is the better candidate.
    She acts Presidential.
    Barack is inexperienced.

    January 31, 2008 08:23 pm at 8:23 pm |
  15. RR

    How nice for Democracts to have such a great choice between Barack and Hillary.
    I am a black female in Georgia and I have not yet decided who I will vote for, so I will watch this debate closely

    January 31, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  16. Mark

    Fantastic answer about healthcare for Hillary. I really believe that she can really get quality health care for all Americans. She is very specific and has a vision to get it done.

    January 31, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  17. Brooklyn

    Both polished candidates. Let's go Obama!

    January 31, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  18. MHM

    This debate is SOOOOOOOOOoooooo much better than last night's fight...

    January 31, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  19. Greg

    Hillary grabs the news feed with her perfect soundbites – a seasoned politician at work.

    January 31, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  20. sazabo

    it does not make sense to bail out people that bought houses when they would have not normally qualified for them in the first place.

    January 31, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  21. Sharon of Illinois

    These comments are really strange – you keep saying there are no specifics from Barack but I hear specifics from both. Its okay to support your candidate but lets be fair.

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

    Hillary is unleashing specifics that Mr. Obama seem to not be able to share. Madame President!

    January 31, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  23. Barbara

    I agree with Hillary Clinton. She has the most comprehensive plans
    and at this point the most persuasive especially due to the fact more
    experience in National Government.

    I firmly believe in universal health care and tax changes for the lower income
    and middle income families and seniors who if they have a pension small
    that it may be still have to pay taxes on their social security benefits.
    I believe after working and paying taxes all their life like we did. All of
    their social security benefits should be tax free.

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

    Hillary looks presidential and in control. Barack looks tired and nervous.

    January 31, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  25. john

    who is going to pay for all this stuff? have we not been wanting health insurance for 15 years? why can no one accomplish this?

    January 31, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
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