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. Ben

    Hillary (When Answering A Question): BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH.. From Day One I Am The Best Candidate.....

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  2. Jim

    I am a democrate and I will not vote for Hillary or Obama.

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  3. john

    obama's in la la land. the people crowding the emergency rooms, for non emergency reasons, driving up health costs, are people without enough money to live. health insurance takes a back seat to rent, food, heat , etc. we cover them one way or the other.

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  4. Derrick

    I read a comment recently comparing Obama to Clinton as a show horse and a work horse... and it is holding true tonight. Obama is all talk and idealism but doesnt seem to be able to show how he will get his plans done. Hillary has shown she can get it done and will get it done without having to learn the way first.
    We cant wait for Obama to bring us to the republicans we need Hillary to tell them the way it will be

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  5. Tonia

    Obama seems to stumble all over his words.For someone who is supposed to be such a great speaker he is having alot of trouble finding the right words.I guess it's easy to say what you'll do but harder to actually explain it,when all you have are ideas with no real substance to them.

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  6. Hannah

    Did Hillary really just bring up God??

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  7. Chuck

    I didn't hear the race card hit the table. Get off of it. Sounds like he's speaking for aLL!

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

    What is Blitzer getting on Obama for? It's obvious he likes Hillary better.

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  9. BSR-Houston

    Hiliary needs to stops repeating what Obama has already said. She needs to come up with ideas of her own.

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  10. Charleston, SC

    What are we gonna do to 'Fight the War on Illegal Drugs and Guns" that are in the less fortunate communities, where more jails are being built and the generation of young people dying at alarming rates? What is the Government or these candidates gonna do about where and how all of these illegal activities are entering the country much like Illegal Immigrants?

    There are more just an illegal immigration problem, we have a issue with illegal drugs that killing and destroying our country.

    How do we fight the 'war' that's right in our back door.

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  11. Anne

    Wow - Obama avoided attacking Hillary on immigration although Wolf was baiting him to do it, then she turned around and hit him with her experience card. Makes him look soft, but makes her look opportunistic and mean.

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  12. John Burton

    Clinton's position on illegal immigration is interesting. Is she prepared to be an illegal immigrant? She sounds as if she is.

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  13. BAB

    chuck i am a graduate student. I am in my office. I am listening to the debate through the live stream at cnn.com. try that.

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  14. Greg

    Obama needs to get into this fight – she has all the spotlight and this is an area he is strong in – this is a fight he should take up and be strong about.

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  15. gershon

    What a pleasure this blog is compared to the Ron Paul – loonies dominating last night

    January 31, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  16. Dem08

    Great response on the "missing in action" question. Shows experiance does matter. Hillary is in command of these issues so far.

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

    Matt

    puhlease. you weren't a Obama supporter. Transparent post. ugh.

    January 31, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  18. liz

    They can do it together.

    January 31, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  19. Ann

    No question, Obama gives a good speach....but struggles to answer questions in a debate. He's just not comfortable with the specifics.

    January 31, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  20. harry brooks

    Where are we wasting money in America–that could be used for other needs?

    January 31, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  21. Frank

    It's one thing to have a good idea and it is another to make it happen....ideas are nothing without the ability to execute them Hillary!!!!
    Will you be shedding tears when the going gets rough or will you be at the head of the table!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  22. Vanessa

    Her answers are good because she was trained her entire married life to be a politician's wife...

    January 31, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  23. toebaby

    I am glad Hillary has a plan, but I somewhat like the vagueness of Obama. She has all these plans and has been in the Senate so long- 16 years and look at great we are doing with people like her working for us. No thanks.

    January 31, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  24. diane

    Hillary is blowing him out of the water. Her remarks on immigration show deep insight and intelligence. Not like Obama's lame idea of putting a drivers license into illegal immigrants hands.

    January 31, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  25. LC

    When they talk about immigration reform, they talk about fining the immigrants. What is their stand on the employer's responsibility of immigrant workers?

    January 31, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
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