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. ms3b

    Bring them together! That is something that I am afraid Sen. Clinton can't do.

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  2. Ann

    I can get stuff done because Ted Kennedy will help me??? How presidential!

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  3. Ron Carter

    How about covering some of the issues like illegal immigration, bringing back jobs to the United States. Quit the B.S.

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  4. jim

    as always
    Obama seems empty, Hillary very solid

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  5. Luke

    There's the first mention of Ted Kennedy.. how many more tonight? It reminds me of how many time the Republicans mention Ronald Reagan at the debates...dumb.

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  6. Rodtez

    I miss John Edwards. They are taking so many of his ideas!

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  7. JC

    HOW ARE THEY GONNA PAY FOR THIS: RAISE TAXES OR CUT SOMETHING ELSE?

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  8. Joan Hicks

    The USA is at a point that we need to look forward and we want change; We have already had Bush/Clinton/Bush... we do not want nor do we need a dynasty of 2 families..because Jeb Bush is waiting in the wings for his turn///

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  9. Chris G

    I'd like to tell Senator Clinton is that I haven't had health insurance for 11 years. I'd LOVE to have health insurance. And for her to imply that there are people who feel that they don't need health insurance is retarded. But for her to DEMAND that people get health insurance is fascist as well. I think she's just too out of touch with the American People.

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  10. MrMar

    I am not necessarily a Democratic supporter but you can see a superior intelligence factor when you listen to both Sen's. Obama and Clinton in comparison to the Republican candidtates. Our next president will be a Democrat thanks to the stupidness of Bush and his cronies!

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  11. chris a

    my problem with hillary is she isn't genuine. Obama seems to represent the ordinary person more. I don't trust that Hillary is not out for herself, I don't have that worry with Obama

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  12. Don

    Hillary says that she is a problem solver...Obama is a visionary. I want the visionary to inspire!

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  13. Mike

    She's got him on the ropes already.

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  14. Aaron

    I'm sick of people saying that Hillary is giving details and Barack isn't. There are given one minute to explain a major issue! If you want financial breakdowns, go online and do some research

    January 31, 2008 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  15. Jim

    Health Care should be a number one issue. Given all we spend on everything else including unnecessary war, we should come up with the money for Universal Health Care – though realistically, this country will never go for it. Too many people still think of it as Socialized medicine and until they themselves suffer, it simply won't happen. Too bad.

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  16. Bryan

    Doing something in Illinois is different than doing it in the big-time...will republicans respect Barack's positions and resolve enough to follow him in bridging party lines?

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  17. MHM

    Obama takes too long to think about his answers. Clinton is very smooth in her answers and makes more sense.

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  18. AlpharettaKEN

    Great point for Obama.....reach across the isle Obama!!!!!
    Hillary can't play nice.

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  19. DeAnda

    So far so good I think. This debate is going to be my deciding factor for Tuesday.
    I am in Hillary's corner right now. Ted Kennedy – what every.

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  20. Belinda

    I would like to ask what Obama and Hillary Clinton will do to ensure that the Black Seminoles are able to recover the billions of dollars the federal government owes us for the land and other property that was confiscated from us by the federal government in Florida? I am a descendant of the Black Seminole Indians.

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  21. Gerry Ohlson

    After 25 minutes I would expect more comments. Have we had too much coverage?

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  22. hewitt

    are the two lobbying for edwards or for the president of the united states?

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  23. David

    Well, with the Republican debate underway tonight - oh no wait the subtitle says Democratic. Huh ... mildly bit confused on this matter. Universal Healthcare is a core Democratic principle, but these candidates have completely written it off.

    You realize we are arguing over the minutia of a healthcare plan that doesn't matter because President's don't write laws, the congress does. Barak is going to lower premiums by giving speeches and Hillary will simply make Bill run out and yell at everyone until they get healthcare.

    I suppose a progressive candidate who believed in Democratic values was a bit too much wishful thinking.

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  24. Robert Plasky

    This format is good...follow up with more follow up...way to go CNN
    good exploration of health care...

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  25. Richard

    Clinton is beating Obama on the health care issue. She has a better grasp of the problem.

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
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