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. nashville4obama

    good for Wolf for asking about her trying to get healthcare in private in the 90's...
    which goes to my question of why couldn't she and bill get in done in 8 years in the 90's? and what makes me think that she'll do it now...?

    January 31, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  2. JC FL

    Will HC be willing to withdrawal her ardent support from Isreal in order to help bring peace to the middle east and is BO willing to come out in support of Palestine and Lebanon and establish a creative strategy to re-establish the cultural center of the Middle East?

    January 31, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  3. publius mcpeters

    Could somebody PLEASE tell me what the first point of Barrack Obama's health care plan was? because it certainly did not come through over the airwaves to my house... Now, do you think CNN would be able to get away with 'just glossing over' this critical 'technical error' as they are likely to try/

    January 31, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  4. BPK

    I don't think smooth trumps thoughtfulness.

    January 31, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  5. jase

    hillary seems much more confident and "on" tonight. agree, barack is too general and sounds unsure of himself.

    January 31, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  6. Chris

    Hillary is strikingly intelligent. California for Hillary.

    January 31, 2008 08:29 pm at 8:29 pm |
  7. Cephas

    Great comments from Barack about healthcare and making the hearings public on Cspan.

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  8. ta

    Hillary is on her game tonight.

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  9. Tim

    Policy debate on C-Span? That is incredibly empowering to the American people. I love the idea of open policy debate. Barack Obama is truly working for us. I like Hillary but I love Obama.

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  10. Murry

    Obama gives careful thought to his answers and he sounds like he's speaking to us. Hillary's answers sound canned. Did she memorize a powerpoint presentation?

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  11. susan

    Obama's fan club is alive and well in the audience. i wish we could have this serious debate without the entertainment factor for whatever is said. Both are pretty close on health care, but I like the idea of getting into the same type of health care Congress gets. It is a lot better then what we retired military people receive.

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  12. Angeles B.

    Please Oprah for Vice president without any experience in politics, so now we are going to be in one of her shows? Come on.

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  13. Gman

    For over 20 years 8 for 1st Bush, 8 for Bill, 8 for 2nd Bush. Cmon do we want the smae things or change people?

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  14. Greg

    You know who ever wins wheter it be Obam or Clinton I think our healthcare is on its way to helping people Finally

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  15. larry

    Clinton is a life long politician, I believe that OBAMA as a fresh face, with fresh ideas is ready to lead our nation...Clinton acts like she already know everything...reminds me of Bush.

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  16. Cecilia

    In my opinion, Hillary's Health Care Plan is obviously the best one yet.
    WHAT DO YOU ALL THINK ABOUT HILLARY'S HEALTH PLAN VS. OBAMA'S??
    – San Diego, California

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    propoganda

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  18. chris

    does it bother anyone that she wants to cap credit cards at 30%?

    she is special interests in fatigues...she is a female john mccain

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  19. jd

    Yes, no pre-existing conditions,

    Pharma is making a killing

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  20. trying2decide

    if universal healthcare works so well in canada why are so many coming to places like cleveland to OUR cleveland clinic to get the care they cannot get there?

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  21. George

    Obama thinks it lout and just does not say what peopel want to her like bill/ hillary

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  22. Frank R

    Hillary is certainly looking more Presidential. She is definately more articulate and clearer about what she plans to do. Obama is however more inspiring. What a wonderful team for President and VP

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  23. bikrrchik

    Obama is still not talking about his own much, but he always downs hers. He needs to stick to the point and answer the questions that's asked. He is always very vague and uses the word change ALLLLLLLL THE TIME! HOW????? What are you going to do??? EXACTLY!!!! Also, that was a pretty sly way to try to get Edwards voters like he's thanking him publically for going with him when he's not!!! Another thing that bugs me is he is always talking about STAYING AWAY FROM THE STATUS QUO!! What the heck do you think TED KENNEDY IS???? That's hilarious if he's going to comtinue saying that and then blatantly PARADE ON TV WITH ONE OF THE LONGEST SITTEST STATUS QOUERS THERE IS!

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  24. Deb

    Obama's charisma is like a smoke screen....once you get past the "show" there is not a lot of gerth....instead a lot of dancing around the topic etc. Hillary just seems so much more comfortable and confident in what she's saying.

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
  25. robin

    what about alternative therapies under universall healthcare???? any body talking abotu chiro and acupuncture???

    January 31, 2008 08:30 pm at 8:30 pm |
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