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. Karina

    He is politely saying that she is a flip flopper.

    January 31, 2008 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  2. Scott

    I hear a lot of taking from the rich to give to the poor. Why has America gone to a Socialist state?

    January 31, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  3. Judy Tipton

    Tell Blitzer we are NOT interested in a dog fight between the candidates, so quit trying to get Obama to jump on Clinton! We want to hear answers not watch stupid arguments.

    January 31, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  4. Robert H. Wood

    Why do none of the candidates have a position on the concept that much of the same medical technology research and developments which is being paid either directly or indirectly by the US taxpayers is unavailable to those same tax payers?

    January 31, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  5. Margaret

    What does Hillary mean when she mentions services to help people learn
    English? Is she talking about language training for immigrants being paid for by Americans? Other countries require language proficiency for work visa, residency and eventual citizenship - but they leave it to the immigrants to acquire language training– which creates many jobs for language teachers. Government sponsored language training? No no no.

    January 31, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  6. Katie

    Hillary's "and Jesus Christ himself" comment rubbed me the wrong way. Please keep religion out of this. However, I do think she is doing well, though Obama is my man.

    January 31, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  7. robert

    I am a veteran. I would like to know how they plan on getting out of Iraq. Do they actually have an exit strategy in mind. I believe we are making a difference to the Iraqi people.

    January 31, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  8. Deborah from GA

    I am not a fan of Bush. For one thing he has kept us in the dark on a lot of issues. by not giving press conferences and letting us know what was happening. I want to know if Clinton or Obama will keep us in the dark also when it comes to issues important to me. Bush said early on in his first term, he did not want to be hounded by the press like his daddy was!!

    January 31, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  9. HonoluluDemo

    Hawaii for Hillary...

    January 31, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  10. Illini

    Obama doesn't have the experience. I voted for him to be my senator, not to spend his first term running for office. At least Hillary didn't screw over her constituents, she waited until her second term before running.

    I won't vote of Obama again. Plus his ties to Rezko are scary. He is just as slick as any other politician but he never answer the HOW on any subject.

    January 31, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  11. Left Coast

    Obama is rubber-stamping Clinton's responses...riding her coattails.

    She was very gracious in her response.

    January 31, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  12. Frank 2

    We've got a perfect ticket to eat the GOP. Let's go with it.

    January 31, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  13. Kari

    Drivers licenses are indicia of perceived authorization to be present in the US. They are used repeatedly by those who choose to engage in criminal conduct to create false identification....ask the US Attorneys Offices

    January 31, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  14. Tim

    Obama's plan on immigration seems more pragmatic than Hillary's. How long until one of them snaps and starts trying to take down the other one?

    January 31, 2008 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  15. BRIGITTE

    Hillary need to change the expression on her face she looks so fake
    don't get me wrong i like her but look at her she loks very face !!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  16. chelle

    HaHa Play nice on immigration KiDDOS!

    January 31, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  17. berniez67

    Obama would be a better vice-president

    January 31, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  18. Ron, McLean VA

    Here come the petty jabs. Wolf, make them stop.

    January 31, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  19. walidm

    Ooh Hillary gets mean and dirty first?

    2004 is a long time to work without progress. We need new and powerful foresight as well as vision to solve problems in new ways.

    Think.outside.of.the.Box.

    January 31, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  20. Joy michigan

    what a team this would be

    January 31, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  21. obamarhethoric

    SHe wins....he is going negative once again!

    January 31, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  22. Barry

    Wolf:

    When did Obama make the statement about people running away? They are both trying to stick to issues and don't need artificial agitation...

    January 31, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  23. Michael M. Noonan

    Oh, Hillary feels personally.... gee, it must be important.

    January 31, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  24. Michelle

    Hilary is smoother on health care, that is her signature issue! It's no accident that it was the fist topic tonight.

    January 31, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  25. andy k

    stop the bickering and answer the questions

    January 31, 2008 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
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