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. M Sullivan

    Either way, watch your wallets ladies and gentlemen!

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

    I think that both canidates are doing extremely well and are very intelligent. They both have some great ideas. I just hope that we can trust whoever wins to follow through with those ideas.

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

    keep me updated guys, i can't watch the debates but i'm reading your remarks...who's winning??????????

    January 31, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  4. jag-NE

    i'm actually in Scotland, Had to stay up late to watch the debate! this election means so much to me.. wish i was american to vote for Barak.. i think he is doin very good! i really admire this guy! you go Barak!! Barak 08!!!!

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

    I would like to know where's Hillary's 35 years of experience.

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

    She's really going after the Edwards voters!

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

    I agree with Barack's take on healthcare mandates. i work in the insurance industry and have seen the effect of Governor Romney's plan has had on his constituents.

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

    We know their positions on Iraq but I would like them to address the situation in Afganistan and how they plan to conduct that war which in my opinion is the true front against al-queda.

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

    Obama is doing great, powerful opening. Hillary seemed to just try to finish up the question quickly.Thumbs up for Obama!!!

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

    I like Hillary's ability to express the issues and she's talking more substance. I think Barack gives an inspiring speech, but what are you going to do for the country. I'm glad John Edwards hasn't supported one or the other, let the people decide.

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

    I thought I just heard Obama give some facts and figures, JP

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

    Obama looks nervous. He is starting to be negative.

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

    I'm VERY impressed with Obama thus far; he continues to improve his debating skills and is providing both inspiration and details about his plans for our country. I totally agree with Senator Ted Kennedy, that Obama will be ready from DAY ONE (this from a senator who has vastly more experience in government than both of the candidates together)!!

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

    I hope the candidates get asked the following question:
    Since recessions are a natural part of economic cycles, wouldn't a stimulus package just delay the recession, not prevent it?

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

    Barack is the most honest candidate that I have ever seen. I can't tell you how many years I have been waiting for someone like him to come along. I don't want another 20 years of the same old thing. BUSH>>>.CLINTON>>>>BUSH>>>>>CLINTON.

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

    McCain has a boatload of junk to use against Clinton, but what has he got against Obama? McCain has only two pieces a "junk" to use against Obama, and one of those things he cannot even touch! He could try to use his lack of experience but he can *never* use that the fact that he is black and he'd better not!

    January 31, 2008 08:24 pm at 8:24 pm |
  17. Derek, Jersey Shore

    I think a lot of this positive message is the Ted Kennedy impact. Hillary can't be negative or she plays into Kennedy's speech. Obama has been more negative on his stump since the Kennedy endorsement and Hillary has been more positive.

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

    Health care TAX credits , means Clinton wants to jack your taxes up to pay for her health plan and that means POOR people get hurt.

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

    i agree. they need to stop talking about eachother, and start talking about the issues

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

    Hillary you are the best I am with you so my friends and my family

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

    Obama, Obama, Obama, Obama, The Next President Of the USA

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

    what a contrast to last night's descent into trivia and mean-spirited self-interest!

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

    Will the candidates support campaign finance reform?

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

    I LOVE Hillary Clinton! I have Multiple Sclerosis – and I have to say Hillary – I WISH YOU ALL THE LOVE AND Support in the world. Your plan is HOPE.

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

    I don't want universal healthcare, and I don't want to be forced into paying for sick people. Everyone should be responsible for their own health, and if they can't take care of themselves we should let them die!

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