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. austinja

    Much better debate than the last one. Stick to the issues!! Let us hear the differences in policies and make a truly educated decision.

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

    They are both doing fantastic. We are going to win this time.

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

    OBAMA HAS BEEN ACCUSED OF SNUBBING HER ... HE HAS TO BE NICE.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  4. Lu from Brooklyn

    It is so inspiring to see such well qualified candidates for the democratic party. You could just feel the energy throughout. I am a Hillary supporter but if Obama should win, I will have no problem supporting him 100 percent. This is hope for this country yet!!!

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

    I don't think Obama listens to anything that Hillary has said. She laid out how she was going to give them citizenship and THEN a license.

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

    Hilary did flip flop on the driver's license issue a couple of times. Obama never said he was "against" it.

    I'm against the issue, but I want someone to stand firm and not change their mind on a subject every time there's a poll taken.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  7. jag-NE

    Scotland for Obama!!

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

    Hillary rocks....great answer to the undocumented workers question...

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

    Hillary is speaking very well. I don't think we can go wrong with either of them

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

    Last night during the McCain/Romney cat fight, Ron Paul made the great point that the "who said what when" fight undermines the attempt to have a substantive debate. Tonight Obama and Clinton are trying hard to be civil and keep it about the issues but Wolf is trying to push them into personal attacks asking Obama to explain what he meant by saying his immigration plan was humane. Obama tried to give a response about the issues but Wolf wouldn't let it go – let them be grown-ups if they're finally ready to be.

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

    I think Hillary Clinton acts more presidential than Obama. Obama wants the populatrity, Hillary is in it to make change and better our country.

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

    I hate that Wolfe shows his CLINTON bias so much. Everytime Obama tries to speak Wolfe interrupts although he allows Clinton hrs to talk.

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

    Wolf Blitzer is, in my opinion, the most worthless debate moderator working today. He pushes the candidates toward sensationalist issues, poking and prodding them like rabid dogs in a cage, trying to get them to attack each-other.

    Shameless.

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

    Barack is 100 times more electable than Hillary.

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

    "Hillary stole the moment at the end,. She's cunning, that one, however, I am all Obama.

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

    Thank God,
    Finally a debate where they are engaging the
    other party and not each other. Keep it up.

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

    Speaking of immigrants, and learning English, I just want to say if you put their language on food packaging, store signs,etc., how do you expect them to want to learn English, when we are giving them the easy way? I go food shopping and the labels are both American and Spanish. I went to Home Depot one day, and the aisle signs, are in American & Spanish. Our country is not ours anymore. In order to make them learn English, you can't make it that easy. I understand that the companies want business, but this is the wrong way to do it.

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

    Hillary knows her stuff. I want change and it seems to me that Barack will be fumbling in the dark. His heart is in the right place and he is truly inspirational, but he won't move the system.

    January 31, 2008 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
  19. James

    So far, the candidates have had a civil tone and been more in agreement than disagreement.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  20. Adam

    I hate how Wolf is pushing for attacks when they're both acting civil. I much prefer the debate when they discuss real differences. Most of the stuff that's being brought up to create controversy is minor, or little off the cuff swipes on the campaign trail. Can't we focus on the real stuff?

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  21. Sarah

    I so appreciate the tone of the debate tonight....the tone Sen. Obama has been trying to set from the beginning. Once again, Obama doesn't just give quick slick answers, he brings thoughtfulness to each question and provides responses that are consistent with his value system.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  22. Joe

    I agree with LeftCoast, Obama is riding on her coattails

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  23. Heather Peck

    I want to know why Wolf Blitzer is pandering to Hilary Clinton. He seems to favor her answers, inviting her comment, and giving her more time.

    I thought the moderator was supposed to be unbiased. I don't believe this is true with Wolf.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  24. Tim

    What is the job of the President? Is it to micromanage? To be a control freak? To resort to old methods and solutions? Of course not. The President should be able to offer someting priceless: Hope. Hope is the commodity of dreams. Hope is the fuel of innovation. Obama offers Hope for us, for all of us.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  25. Timothyt

    Barack has been very clear on where he stands and is doing very well explaining his positions. Hillary seems to be grand standing a little and repeating a lot of the same things she just heard Obama say. She is very good at now directly answering questions she is being asked.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
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