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. ramno

    cheers to CNN for keeping this civil and intellectual

    January 31, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  2. bikrrchik

    Obama continues talking about the past and not exactly what he's going to do. WE KNOW BUSH ADMIN HAS SCREWED US UP! What are you going to do Obama?? Hillary is AWESOME. Very direct answers with no bunny trials. She's great!

    January 31, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  3. jimmyw

    Someone tell Obama that in some parts of the USofA $75,000 doesn't go very far!

    January 31, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  4. Suzie

    Hillary is a rich woman with nothing to do, and if she thinks she's going to win the nomimation and throw some crumbs (Vice Presidency) Baracks' way, she can forget it.

    Fact: She will never have to worry about the cost of gas, or healthcare.

    January 31, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  5. BG from chicago

    well at least they haven't slung too much mud... yet

    January 31, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  6. LaRonda

    Go Obama, don't tax our seniors

    January 31, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  7. David

    They are already running together. They're addressing each other by first name....I think they'd be unstoppable together.

    January 31, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  8. Cameron

    Surrrrrrre....give real questions about real issues to the Donkey's. Unfortunately, the Elephants questions only brought out petty issues and petty questions.

    CNN's questions are lame.

    So how are WE going to pay for universal health care? Stop researching and quit solving healthcare issues? Let's help the poor...THEN RAISE TAXES. Ignorant and elitist Donkeys!

    January 31, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  9. DustySpringfieldFan

    I don't see Hil being Veep after being First Lady. Clinton-O'Bama and I like Edwards for AG.

    January 31, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  10. Parodee

    Go Obama! Call those Republicans on they're reckless spending )tax cuts and war spending – They are not the fiscally responsible party od yesteryear!

    January 31, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  11. William

    If you are so keen on universal health care, why have you not addressed the shortcoming of Medicare in which it does NOT cover "wellness" checks, i.e. an annual physical. This preventative medicine and it is not covered.

    January 31, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  12. 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) !!!

    January 31, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  13. azsunshine

    I would like to know how both of them are going to PAY for all these plans for helath care and bailing how stupid people and their house payments!! Why is this the governments fault to bail these people out???

    January 31, 2008 08:35 pm at 8:35 pm |
  14. Todd

    Those subsidies have nothing to do with the cost increases! EMR's won't cut that much. Thats just admin.

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  15. LB

    If we want real change, our only chance is Barack Obama, the Clinton's are only talk, they are not going to deliver anything substantial, it is of course better than Republicans but we need a President who has a vision and integrity to lead us to the next level of America being America: a country who is a role model for the entire world, a country who realizes its full potential in terms of prosperity...

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  16. Frank

    Hillary is the pro. She is not berating Barack. She is getting her points across without personal vitriol.

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  17. hb4ever

    Hillary doesn't know how she is going to pay for her HC plan. Who is stammer now??

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  18. phil

    We are currently living and working in Canada, and I can tell you that the universal system here works, and it is mainly paid for by taxing alcohol and tobacco.

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  19. Alex

    Shouldn't we all be tired of the Bush-Clinton show that has been on for the past 20 years?

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  20. Kim

    I agee Clinton/Obama 08. It is evident that these are the two best candidates that are capable of getting the Democrats back in the White House. Before tonight I did not see that as possible, but looking at just the two of them on stage right now I believe it is possible.

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  21. NAVYCRUZER, PENSACOLA, FL

    NO MATTER WHICH ONE, OBAMA OR CLINTON, GET THE NOMINATION, BOTH ARE BETTER THAN THE PRETTY BOY AND OLD MAN WE SAW LAST NIGHT. AT LEAST WE KNOW WHERE THEY'RE COMING FROM, NOT AS WE SAW LAST NIGHT WHERE THEY WANT TO GO BACK TO.

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  22. BPK

    I'm serious about Obama – Edwards 2008. This debate lacks the Edwards perspective unless Barack picks it up. Together they would be a force.

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  23. johnnyc

    obama is not clear.....he is out of his league

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  24. Tom

    Obama is hitting all the points to command the applause. Clinton rambles on losing focus and is getting weak support from the crowd.

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  25. z

    Lets change the topic to civil unions....

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
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