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. BH Henley

    Very courteous and substantive information on their differences being discused..

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  2. D_man

    That's rich Hillary "Get doctors caring instead of working for insurance companies". As if her program will reduce paperwork.

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  3. steve

    hi guys , im steve .... from ghent .... well that's belgium !!! it's 2.30 am here !
    i'm watching us politics almost every day.

    Gotta say , i hope Obama wins ..... in my country he is very popular and would win this on one leg !

    We are against war , and 99,99 % has healthcare here in belgium !!!!

    ohhh ... well ... just don't let the republicans win ... because we are victims too you know (economy) !!!

    republicans are cowboys , they shouldn't be in politics .

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  4. Annette

    Yes, Hillary has "been there, done that", she knows what she and we are up against with health care reform. Let her get it done, finally!

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  5. Jackie

    The premise of this country is based upon ideals and dreams. The Clintons have had their term and the status quo remained. The time is right in this country for change.
    I respected President Clinton as president. He served his two terms. It seems to me any experience Hillary speaks of comes from her being the first lady to Bill Clinton. If she chooses to base her experience on his presidency, then has she not exhausted her two terms as well.
    Lets try some new blood. He could not possible make it any worst than it is, and if all the people who rallied behind Barack make him accountable, then change is inevitable.

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  6. Renee

    Sometimes I feel like Obama sometime just speaks at us.

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  7. henry Shelton

    good point Obama regarding republicans not being able to be any viable, credible judge of fiscal responsible

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  8. d. johnson

    she speaks very fluidly with out any much pause obama is not very good of a speaker.

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  9. Sue Pohl

    It is hard for me to hear both of them talk about not bending to "special interests" while listening to their "health plans" which both function through health insurance companies. How in the world can we ever get universal health coverage from insurance companies who make their money by giving us the least they can get by with? I wish either Barack or Hillary would advocate a single payer health system and get rid of all the money and bureaucracy involved in the insurance industry.
    The insurance industry should have nothing at all to do with Americans receiving health care. Sue Pohl

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  10. MD4Hillary

    A Clinton/Obama ticket will be unbeatable.

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  11. marie

    Hillary got points BO just walks around the fence in every single thing he says. itz truly ridiculous. tell us what exactly you're gonna do not what should happen. hillary is easily winning this. she gets to the hearts and minds of people. did you notice how many times they panned to the audience and people were nodding and smiling.

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  12. BRIGITTE

    iI think both of them are doing good, Hilary look a little tense

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  13. chelle

    Neither of them really answered any questions about health care what about those who already can't afford their medications. What about the number of people in the hospital whose bills will be written off because of the reduction of medicare benefits already. What about those who choose between their food and medication already how in the world are they going to afford an insurance plan. Talk real Talk answer real questions.

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  14. FLlawstudent

    Monumental policies require that the nation as a WHOLE cooperate and compromise. Does any one truly believe that Hillary Clinton will motivate the nation or the congress to work together? Hillary Clinton = divisiveness and polarization and acrimony.

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  15. Kat, Huntington, West Virginia

    wow-hillary looks even more presidential than she ever has...she is the ONLY choice!

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  16. buddy

    Can either of these candidates get specific on their view points? Find another voice that has some credibility!

    January 31, 2008 08:32 pm at 8:32 pm |
  17. Luke

    I'm hoping for Obama w/ Edwards as vice!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  18. Greg

    Obama is stumbling – he is a better speaker and needs to get on a topic he knows a little better. Hillary will beat him all night on Healthcare.

    January 31, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  19. Billy

    We could have provided national healthcare with the money used in Iraq. saving lives instead of losing lives

    January 31, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  20. John Burton

    Barrack just screwed McCain. What a shame!

    January 31, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  21. hm

    Diabetes is a preventalbe disease AND it is the 4th largest killer in the US.

    January 31, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  22. Probitionate

    "Have they not considered what that has done to Canada and other nations that have gone that route?"

    Huh? What has it done to Canada? What am I not aware of?!?

    January 31, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  23. Bob

    I am waiting and yearning to hear what they would do about the broken immigration
    system. What would they do about the illegal immigrants???

    January 31, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  24. allan

    Hillary comes across as much more experienced, which she is.

    January 31, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  25. Peter Usakah

    i think barack obama is somewhat much more technical in his analysis than clinton, however i think the figures should be verified immediately so we are sure they're are not bogus

    January 31, 2008 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
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