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. jean davis

    WHO will decide if a family can afford the health insurance and How?

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  2. Sandy

    They both look like they're ready for the job! Barack's Healthcare plan sounds logical and doable. Bring all parties together is what must happen to make it happen!

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  3. Nathan

    Barack describes how his plan overcomes the negative remarks. I believe he really could unite both parties.

    Whats this? Broadcasting this on CNN? Americans know what is going on?

    Thats incredible!

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  4. Peg

    Barak is not addressing th question of what do you do with those not covered by healthcare.

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  5. larry

    He is more Presidential than Hillary. We have had Clinton in office 8 years ago, do we really want another one...isn't that back to the future

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  6. Mark

    When does the cnn.com start their typical hit on Hillary dogging her and start talking about how Mickey Mouse might indorce Obama and how great Obama was last night in the debate, America are super ready for a black president, but not a women yet according to CNN's latest news poll, ect....ect....ect.... The list goes on... CNN needs to stop being biased and just report the news not cherry pick the news to give Obama the upperhand by trying to brainwash Americans!

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  7. SKMitchell

    Hillary couldn't get healthcare reform done the first time around! What makes her so sure she'll get it done the second time around?
    She's too divisive and the Repubs won't reach out to her.

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

    go Hillary....o yew he is nervous...

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  9. Carl

    The crowd is on the cusp of roaring every time the tone in Barack's voice changes. Not the same w/ Hill

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    QUESTION: I would like to know if Hillary has to offer tax credit to make her plan affordable how is the average family suppose to afford the monthly premiums?

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  11. Becky

    Florida for Hillary......oh she knows that already!!!!
    Go Hillary

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  12. Tim

    Hillary is winning! Ted Kennedy is the past...I thought he (Obama) wanted to leave the past in the past and move forward.

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  13. Billy

    I agree, I have been keeping an open mind but what i hear from Obama is kinda unreasonable and I hear the same political promises we have heard over the years. We want change but a change that is obtainable. Obama needs to have a real plan and not just empty words.

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  14. Dem08

    So Obama says if one of the 15 million he will not insure gets sick, he will find ways to make them pay, i.e back premiums. Is that not a fine? So this will not solve the problem. His plan is not strong enough to fix healthcare in our country. Hillary is right, you have to go all the way, or it will fail.

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  15. Sabrina Collins

    there are millions of people in this country who ARE not going to pay for health insurance no matter what. they will always choose to spend their money on other things. why should they get the benefit of our hard earned money when they aren't willing to pay for it?

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

    yes... you must enlist the American people.... for too long have we been disconnected with the executive.

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

    Good point Wolf about us all apying. Barak is wrong if he thinks an uninsured person can be made to pay their medical costs or go back and pay some premiums. That is ridiculous.

    Ted has failed because he went after single payor.

    I do agree special interests and lobbyists will resist. This time America is ready and HRC has said she will fight pharmaceuticlas and insurance companies.

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

    I would like to hear if either Obama or Clinton support Linder's Fair Tax Proposal

    January 31, 2008 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  19. Jim ( Independent )

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSS Obama will do it in the light of day , and he knows that it will require bringing all people together to get it done.

    January 31, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  20. cheryl morris

    Yeah, Obama on the c-span thing. Get those lobbyists out of our pockets.

    January 31, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  21. Bb

    So far, great debate. I'm hearing specific plans. I hope they keep it positive. The Republicans did nothing but argue last night.

    January 31, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  22. Bevo

    I love the fact that they are sticking to specifically answering the questions. I love the tone of the debate

    January 31, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  23. s

    i don't understand obama's ideals on health care

    January 31, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  24. john

    they are both using John Edwards name many many times to get his support! Count how many times Edwards name is brought up...His name could be a swing vote.

    January 31, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
  25. Jim

    What a joke.....These people don't have a clue!

    It's not the governments job to provide health insurance, a mortgage, to "protect" me against lenders....

    The government only has three responsibilities.....
    1) Provide security [military, police, etc..]
    2) Provide Infrastructure
    3) Provide a competitive open market place for business to sustain a good ecomony

    It's my job to take care of me and it's your job to take care of you.

    January 31, 2008 08:28 pm at 8:28 pm |
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