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. Janelle and Tom

    Wolf Blitzer's bias continues to be disgusting. He is trying to ambush Obama. My husband and I want to see fair play in this debate.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  2. Stephanie

    Senator Clinton says she wants to respect the dignity of every human being as it relates to immigrants, and I agree with her, but she doesn't even respect the dignity of the unborn children of American citizens.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  3. jws

    This debate, so far is respectful. Last night McCain was simply rude in rhetoric and body language, he appeared arrogant! Bothered me because I liked him and respected him, but he's showing that he wants it HIS way, and isn't willing to really LISTEN to others. How is that going to play in the White House?

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  4. Jason Smith

    I want to know if they will answer questions from the average American, since they seem to say that they are debating to be our president I think we should have more say in the questions that are entered. such as what do either candidate plan on doing for our active duty military and for our veterans who are and have put there lives on the line for their country.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  5. Elizabeth

    Is Wolf orchestrating a Hillary win by repeatedly interrupting Barack and accusing him to make him look bad?

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  6. Mandy NYC

    Should gay people be able to marry? Hillary rock!

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  7. Carolina

    I think Obama sounds more natural, like you and I would sound

    Hillary has a lot more camera experience, but I see her a bit scripted

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  8. Cissy Thompson

    Why does Oboma keep reading Clintons notes she has writting while she is speaking. He sure does have shifty eyes!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  9. Dave

    Why are people so afraid of immigrants anyways? The only way they are going to take my job is if they get an education beyond High School or if they work their way up through the ranks of the Military.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  10. election

    I havent heard either of them say something real yet....

    heres a question: what do you think will happen to Iraq if we leave like both of you propose?

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  11. buddy

    When are they going to bring up the Fund raising issue?

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  12. daniel

    They look more like President and Vice-President in this debate.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  13. HP

    Experience and Character – Obama has character and so does Mrs. Clinton. I havent seen anything negative from her in terms of her Character. Experienced – Mrs Clinton brings more to the table on her own and with husband Mr. Clinton. I do not think there is anything wrong with utilizing any potential help you can get if it can help the cause and Mr. Clinton was a wonderful President regardless of his character issues.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  14. Murrow

    Nebraskans for Obama . . . Leave it clean, take the house. Never fold.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  15. Andy

    I will admit that I am an Obama backer, but if Blitzer keeps trying to attack Obama and lob softballs to Clinton, I will turn this off.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  16. S Miller

    Yes, Health care is a big issue; so is the price of gas and heating oil, so is the environment. I would like to hear more about what either candidate would do about our energy issues and provide or offer solutions to the problem.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  17. cubsindenver

    First half, Obama 5 Hillary 1...Hillary is on the defensive, and not being clear on immigration or health care.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  18. Paul Casali

    GO HILLARY!! Hillary has the answers, Obama has the rhetoric. Rhetoric is more of the same, not change.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  19. old man dorsch

    When are they going to talk about energy??????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  20. Frank

    I would like to see Hillary in a dress sometime. Those pant suits are not very becoming

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  21. mike

    Both candidates are outstanding. Clinton is on her game tonight. When the conversation stays on the issues it is clear she is better.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  22. democrat

    What exactly did Obama mean by putting illegal immigrants on the back of the line? WOuld he consider them less valuable to society? That was a distasteful phrase.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  23. Kathryn Rowe

    Please check the close-up camera on Clinton. There is a line going through her face and it is very distracting.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  24. Tamara

    why are people so charmed by O'Bama that they let him get away with non-answers?

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  25. Erin

    It's nice to see some civility brought back into this race.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
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