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. berniez67

    I hope mthey talk about immigration

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  2. ta

    If Barack is stumbing with Hillary, how would he hold up against John McCain or Mitt Romney in a debate? These folks are pros with years of experience.

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  3. (",) Ken

    I think this debate is great. Anyone who wins this party's nomination will make history, win or lose in November.

    Does anyone else think that it would be more amazing if they were both standing? Sitting down kind of emphasizes calm.

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  4. FLA-Indep

    MHM – "Hillary really knows how to talk to the people unlike Obama is not really a people oriented person."

    What are you smoking?

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  5. Fla Democrat

    Obama is not more technical by any means...its all about "dreams"..."vision"...his numbers are guesses...Hillary blows me away with how detailed her plans are and how she is actually going to pay for her "dreams"!

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  6. Canada

    Am sorry,but Hillary is boring!

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  7. chris

    i would like to see them both answer as to why our newly elected democratic congress hasnt done squat, and why they will do more than they have done 9or not done)

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

    He's talking to people, listen. A smooth talker doesn't mean you have said anything of substance, is speaking truthfully or is making statements that the American people should agree with. Polish isn't always better. I am now accusing Hillary of blowing smoke, but she has been around the Washington machine for a while and may be as much a part of the problem as she may be a hope for the solution.

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  9. jd

    we are ranked 27th in the world health quality

    EHR Electronic Medical records is the answer but doctors need help purchasing

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  10. Hannah

    I think one of Obama's strengths is that he is extremely people oriented. In fact he is all about the people.

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  11. DustySpringfieldFan

    Go Hil, show some emotion! Love the blue jewelry.

    January 31, 2008 08:36 pm at 8:36 pm |
  12. stacyRN

    Hilary is right; she really gets the healthcare issue....Finally someone does!

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  13. Independent

    Both of these candidates will bankrupt us all before they're able to pay for half of their plans. When these liberals are on stage, I feel the sudden urge to hold on to my wallet.

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  14. Ann

    Hillary is by far the better of the two candidates, but Obama and Clinton are no match for Ron Paul and Mike Huckabee. Go Paul Huckabee 08!

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  15. Janice

    Why not ask the question why do they get away with raising their salaries. The cuts need to come from government officials.

    Thanks

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  16. GI Joe

    Universal Healthcare will cause our Military to have even lower numbers than it already does. The healthcare benefits offered to members of the Military are a great incentive, especially for those who have large families. Unfortunately, most of us in the Military could probably make more money in the civilian sector working less hours and not having to be away from our families for extended periods of time.

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  17. Shayne

    When your paycheck is cut for Hillarys universal health care plan, YOU will be the one sorry you voted for her!

    OBAMA 2008!

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  18. Karl Keene

    Hillary's sell on health-care is just as likely not to succeed as was her previous plan. Her plan is too dramatic a change and will generate lots of opposition from the Republicans. Obama's plan, which is incremental, will be much more palatable across the aisle.

    He is more of a realist, and seeing that there is no super-majority for the Democrats in the House or Senate, he knows that univeral healthcare can only be achieved in steps.

    Both candidates will be able to fund their healthcare proposals from the money saved by getting out of Iraq.

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  19. LeGrand P. Salvant

    The democratic party is making history, unfortunately that is all that.

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  20. Dem08

    If we want 16 years of change, a Clinton/Obama ticket is the way to go.

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  21. Josh

    Mr. Obama is looking to the future. He won't take money from lobbyists. Hillary's remark about what she did in he husband's administration is quite wrong. She was bought out by the Healthcare system to stay quiet but now she realizes she should turn against them because it looks good along with only now not supporting the war.

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  22. Mcorange

    I would pay some taxes for my granddaughter to get health care, when now she cant afford it on her own. Wouldnt you do the same for your kids?

    We need this health care change, go Hilliary!

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  23. Karen in Colorado

    While I'm for Obama, I am so proud of the democratic party right now. I'm not going to use the word "change", but I am so excited for a fresh start after these dismal 8 years. I have two children who are 12 and 14 and really don't know anything other than the current administration, so they are very excited about the possibilities!

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  24. Hillary 08

    Get a Job

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  25. Merritt

    I really do not like her plan. No one wants to be forced to buy health care. His plan is much better...Lower costs and still optional.

    Obama 08'!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
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