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. chuck

    Am at work DYING! Why couldn't they make this at 9 when I get off, like ALL the other debates. Thanks for all your input, folks. Am watching this ticker feverishly.

    January 31, 2008 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  2. Craig 4 Ron Paul 08

    Why do they say Bush did this and Bush did that? I think congress is responsible for all the problems that are going on today and I would say even more than the President. Oh, and by the way, these clowns are both members of congress.

    January 31, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  3. tina

    she wins the health care debate, let's move on

    January 31, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  4. Keena

    I like your idea chris but I think maybe Edwards should be vice president

    January 31, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  5. Bill

    I think Hillary is being more specific with her answers. She is getting straight to the issues. I have to say I like her health care plan better. They are both acting completely civil towards each other.

    January 31, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  6. Luke

    Gravel was not allowed in the debate because of a lack of national votes/interest thus far

    January 31, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  7. Az for Hillary

    Regardless of what our Governor thinks, Hillary is the woman for the job. Janet you backed the wrong horse. Hillary is so much more specific and is direct and professional.

    January 31, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  8. john

    were is the opportunity to make more money if your going to get taxed all the time...that is not the correct thinking that makes individuals want to keep employees.

    January 31, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  9. Hurricane Jeff

    Hillary Clinton is showcasing her versatility as a politician in a manner that ignites the fire in the democratic motivational furnace.

    January 31, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  10. trying2decide

    they both are hung up on past as a small business owner how can they help me is all i want to know

    January 31, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  11. seth

    Both candidates sound good. The civil tone is refreshing. You have to respect Hillary's experience with strategizing ways to tackle the healthcare probelms. She's devoted her life to it. Not a good cause to take on if one's looking to boost their ego. She's selfless I think.

    January 31, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  12. Sebastian

    bikrrchik January 31, 2008 8:35 pm ET

    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!

    I double that!!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:38 pm at 8:38 pm |
  13. cheryl morris

    Good, finally a question on immigration. Now lets see how specific they get on it.

    January 31, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  14. Huffman

    I don't understand the argument that Hillary is not personable. She seems to be focused and determined, but smiles and uses very open gestures when speaking. Obama really needs to loosen up and get comfortable. Presidential politics is no cake walk.

    January 31, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  15. Joe H.

    if we go back to the higher tax rate isn't that a tax increase?

    January 31, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  16. Jason M. Lynch

    Clinton is poised and confident. Great answers. Obama stumbles as usual and takes too long to make a point.

    I would like to see someone challenge him again on being "present" for votes in Illinois. He's not a leader and has no experience to be Commander in Chief.

    January 31, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  17. Lauren

    So far not bickering. I like it.

    January 31, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  18. drsteve

    Hillary is right! She knows what needs to be done for healthcare.

    January 31, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  19. kelley tate

    SCB..i ask what experience. I'm a cfo and have been married for 20 years...my wife could not walk in on 'day 1' and do my job. why do you think clinton can be presidend. I ask name 3 things she has done that has helped this country or state that qualifies for president

    January 31, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  20. Luke

    Good question, but racially motivated...

    January 31, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  21. kkit

    Good immigration question!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  22. Lee

    Clinton scores by reminding people about how much better
    the economy was during her husbands presidency

    January 31, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  23. soose

    I have to agree with you, Bret. They do work well together tonight, so the potential is there. Each candidate is dynamic and knowledgeable and together, they would make an amazing team.

    January 31, 2008 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  24. Luke

    lol.. no worries Chuck... this will be on tomorrow morning too!

    January 31, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
  25. Gabriel D.

    mr. obama: please define a "wealthy american".

    oh no, here we go. imigration... hopefully they also talk about "ILLEGAL imigration", I bet there's a difference.

    January 31, 2008 08:40 pm at 8:40 pm |
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