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. Kerry Dolan

    I think Hillary's answers are detailed in a way that Obama's aren't. Her answer about how the immigration issue was amazing. Very clear and rational...and most of all..possible to do in a reasonable time-frame. Dealing with realities, not just idealistic hopes.

    January 31, 2008 08:47 pm at 8:47 pm |
  2. Chris G

    Why learn our history and our language? If our own kids go to school for 13 YEARS and can't speak THEIR OWN language correctly, and don't know THEIR OWN history. How hypocritical.

    January 31, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  3. alex

    clinton is more logic than Obama on immigration

    January 31, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  4. Matt

    I really hope that they address foreign policy, specifically towards the mess that is Kenya right now. What's going on there is a blatant disregard for equality and democracy, two things that American foreign policy claims to value. Also, with Barack's father being from Kenya, it would be nice to get his stance on the issue

    January 31, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  5. Jim

    You always hear Congress getting on the oil compaines when gas goes up, but you never hear congess getting on the medical community when they charge $10.00 for an asprin. If you want to lower medical cost charge the real amount for medical charges, we could save billions.

    January 31, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  6. Kim

    Wolfe is now trying to push the buttons of Obama. The debate is going well and I think he wants to see some action.

    January 31, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  7. Craig 4 Ron Paul 08

    Pandering to the ilegals for votes, I feel like i'm going to vomet!!!!!!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  8. Kev C

    Not sure either of these 2 are viable candidate for the Commander in Chief.

    January 31, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  9. 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 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  10. jimmyw


    January 31, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  11. FLlawstudent

    Once again Hillary sidesteps the tough question about her position not to allow those who are undocumented a drivers license, in order to imply a thinly veiled division among the black and brown community. I love the hypocritical Republican "religious" right who champion the church but forget "what soever you do to the least of my people..."

    January 31, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  12. Ann

    Obama is waffling, waffling, waffling on the driver's license issue. either you're for it or against it.

    January 31, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  13. Matt

    WOW! I was an Obama supporter... but now listening to him... he is really struggling to talk about his positions...

    he does well on rehearsed lines... but when he goes off script it is becoming clear he is showing his weakness for the first time

    Hillary is surprising me as well.... when talking about issues... she is bang on

    maybe she needs to hire some of his speech writers

    January 31, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  14. Joe

    why wont our elected officals listen too the people on immigration . this will cost them the eliction.

    January 31, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  15. Mark

    Maybe it's too late for this issue to be debated January 31st. Whether or not, I wonder what Clinton and Obama think about gay marriage. Obama has a tiny record on the issue, and Clinton voted for DOMA. What do you think about their future actions on this?

    January 31, 2008 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  16. Millard Cover

    Things were going well until Blitzer tried to get Obama to slam Clinton on the "Humane" immigration issue. Come Blitzer, stop trying to get these candidates on attack mode and keep the debate focused on the issues. Shame on Wolf.

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  17. nyctravis

    Watching just the two of them, and having a civil debate, i see a Pres/VP ticket in the making!

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  18. cc

    Hillary response on immigrants taking jobs from americans was far more on mark than Obama's take. Obama missed the point in that wages are negatively effected and thus jobs are eliminated for many americans. This issue is a rout in favor of Hillary. Hillary just invoked name of Christ. Is she politcing for the right vote?

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  19. Lillian

    @ Kev C 8:40 pm

    Race has been and always will be an issue, especially for groups less accepted as "Americans." The term All-American has rarely if ever aligned with non-Caucasions via visual representation in media. Color is an issue among colors called colorism: innner discrimination based on skin tones by those within the same race. So how does one figure there would not be discrimination from those outside of those groups? There is no getting past something when that something is a cancer that needs treatment, not to be ignored. Ignoring race is a suggestion of one who must benefit from racism, as doing so certainly doesn't help those who racism effects most adversely (black people).

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  20. andy k

    why when hillary is talking your banner says immigration and when the other obama was talking is said what is meant by human immigration

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  21. joyce price

    What is with you....you ae apperaing to be very biased in this debate......trying to prode Obama into a corner...that is Hillarys joy...Ihave alwasy like you until.....you lost favor with me ....on the way you have handled this debate........VERY BIASED

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  22. netbeui

    hilliary the carpetbagger claiming to be from ny with the statue of liberty. how has she "stood" with farm workers? She was part of the broken system" for 8 YEARS.

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  23. puddytat

    We are not talking about immigrants ...we're talking about ILLEGALS .

    Do these 2 employ illegals

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  24. Vince

    Have we ever had a left handed President ?

    I noticed this in the debate tonight.

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  25. Dylan Messer

    Dear Barrack Obama and Hillary Clinton,

    I am a 15 year old male living in Easley, SC. My father served in the Air Force for tweenty years, and retired in 2007. My father stayed in the Air Force for all those years because he wanted to ensure that he, my mother and myself would have health care and have a retirement check. Well under you health care plans, would my Father have to switch to a second hand national health care system, or would he be able to keep his hard earned health care. This issue is important to me because my Father had to work all those years for his health care, and I dont believe it is right to take that away, and just give him some second hand National Health Care system where he might someday die on its waiting list . Thank you for your time.


    Dylan Christopher Messer

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
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