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. dmr4567@aol.com

    if we truly want change lets try a womans perspective in the White House

    January 31, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  2. jd

    Read Obama book He has some good in site on immigration.

    We keep sending all of our jobs to China that is one of the reason we have no jobs

    January 31, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  3. Julie "SiCKO"

    We never get a straight answer on healthcare. I want to know if the candidates have seen "SiCKO" and do they support HR676 Universal Health Care?

    January 31, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  4. dan

    DId you guys see Obama trying to look at Hillary's notes.. ROFL CHEATER

    January 31, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  5. Luke

    Duh! Stop moving businesses overseas!!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  6. John Edwards

    Wolf is much better at this than Anderson Cooper last night, he was terrible.

    I like the Obama/Edwards 08 myself

    January 31, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  7. nashville4obama

    hillary is going to sidestep the immigrant driver license issue... yep, here she goes...

    January 31, 2008 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  8. Chris

    Let's rob from the people who work to give to the people who don't.

    January 31, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  9. karis

    He is vaque, but this is easily corrected, I have to wonder who his advisors are. Whats sad is that if Hillary were a man she would definitely win. Very presidential I agree. However, she is slick and knows how to play games. I do believe with her it would be more of the same and with him it would be a change and a change for the better.

    January 31, 2008 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  10. nina

    imagrants have been doing the jobs that americans don't want since the beginning to time.....

    January 31, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  11. M. Ayaz Qureshi

    Hillary we all Pakistani Americans are with you

    Good Luck

    Ayaz (Pakistan Zinda Abad)

    January 31, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  12. nessa

    they both look great. i do have one that i've been campaigning for the whole time, but i love watching them get along, and work off of each other in an intelligent way. they make each other a stronger candidate and i think they would make one great ticket, the both of them together. i'm very proud of them both, and proud to be a democrat tonight.

    January 31, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  13. CaWeBuildIt?

    Obama wants to expand health coverage by conserving costs? Did you hear his example about "...paying for losing weight instead of amputating the foot?" Is he kidding? Does he know anyone who's struggling with his or her weight and afraid for their health? What's he going to do, force them to lose weight or impose negative sanctions? This guy is not credible. He could be an employee of the insurance companies. Seriously, young folks.

    Why doesn't he understand that 'lowering costs" and "conserving costs" are just words the insurance companies either use themselves or force on our employers to cut our care and increase the insurance companies' profits? Why doesn't Obama understand this? Could it be because he's married to a hospital administrator?

    A lot of young people may be thinking of voting for Obama, but they will run into the same problems with health care in the near future that their slightly older friends and siblings, their mentors and teachers, and their parents (and all the other annoying older people around) are now experiencing, and when that happens, they'll need the support of someone who has had a firm grasp of all the elements of this health care mess.

    Obama is just dissembling. Go, Hillary. You do so well. And thank you!

    Obama is talking scapegoating?? He's been doing that for months. Everybody is wrong but him. Any kind of stigmitizing from him is ok, huh? That really frosts me.

    January 31, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  14. JK

    There's one problem-the country doesn't like Hillary. Who is electable?

    January 31, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  15. stacyRN

    I am glad Hilary thinks the Rep debate sounded crazy too; rounding up people and building our own "Great Wall."

    January 31, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  16. gary

    they are being too kissy face! maybe they will get a room after the debate

    January 31, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  17. sandy

    Could the conservative Wolf Blitzer let Ms Clinton speak just once without needlessly interrupting her in what's obviously her final sentence? He doesn't do this nearly as often with any other candidates on either side. He seems to resent it when she gets positive reaction.

    January 31, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  18. Luke

    Don't try! Learn it! I agree with Hillary on this. Get in line and learn our history, or language and pay taxes. Otherwise – go home. Americans couldn't go somewhere else and survive.....

    January 31, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  19. Lynn

    Happy to see the two candidates, one of whom I'm certain will be our next president, are having a civil, good debate........addressing the issues, not attacking one another........they are both showing they are a leader!!

    January 31, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  20. LH

    I really think that Obama plays his race card too much. He needs to let it go and stick to the point. Hillary is doing really well at going straight to the and talking about reality. Obama seems like he is still trying to presnet his resume'

    January 31, 2008 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  21. tea

    what the hell is he actually saying? he's a master spinner

    January 31, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  22. suzanne

    Go Hilary! Hilary is doing a great job in providing specifics. Obama is stuttering again. I just don't seem to understand what he is saying. Now he doesn't like Wolf asking him to explain himself. It's that he can't. Ummm.

    January 31, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  23. John

    Hillary is very articulate and precise. Obama is a decent well intentioned individual who does not seem to have as clear a vision as Hillary does. Kudos to both but you go girl Hillary!

    January 31, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  24. John

    Way to go Obama. You admit immigration reform does not poll well (meaning most Americans are against it) but you are going to ram it down our throats anyway. Way to listen to the will of the people.

    January 31, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  25. Ed Hanson

    This debate seems real. What I experienced last night was old and tired. Trying to build on the past. We are experiencing tonight two candidates that are truely looking towards the future and make it better.

    January 31, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
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