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. John

    It would be nice if someone else was hosting that wasnt trying to visibly force Senator Obama into fighting with Senator Clinton. I thought the moderator is supposed to be neutral. He isnt even giving them equal speaking time....this is nuts

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  2. mark staten

    Barack needs to be tougher! I want a TUFF demorcrat! SWING!!! HARD be TUFFER, he wont win being friendly! this is a tough World!

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  3. Martha Cussler

    I wish we could elect both of them. Too bad they can't share a ticket

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  4. christine

    So cool. I'm watching the CNN real-time reaction feed that shows how undecided votes react to the debate.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  5. Obama

    Great debate ...Big big CNN ..I love it

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  6. Dem08

    lets all remember later that it was Obama who went off message and tried to slide in a negative attack. Hillary's comeback was great. She is by far winning this debate on knowledge and command of issues. She also appears Presidential and someone I would be proud to call madam President.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  7. Evan Christ

    Hint: hillary is a copycat. Do you understand the colours now?

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  8. Toni Lee

    Why is Wolf showing obvious debate favoritism towards Hillary?

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  9. Bijan A.

    Hillary just said that Barack couldn't answer the question about drivers licenses about a week after she said she was for them. Actually, he did stumble, but did say he supports it I believe. Correct me if I'm wrong.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  10. Ana

    Well so far I haven't heard Senator Obama's plans, besides I agree with her on the issue. I think Senator Clinton has been more detailed, relaxed and comprehensive. Senator Obama seems like he is just trying to say the right thing.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  11. jack

    I think that Obama showed better on the questions – better, complete answers. Now that she's waffled and taken all of his positions there isn't as much for him to argue against.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  12. Krys

    She is on a roll.... i hope he comes back in a stronger way... he needs 2 defend himself better... and react in a serious way

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  13. Justin

    I'm sorry, but she is kicking his behind. This is not Obama's night. Clinton is delivering clear messages: universal healthcare, comprehensive immimgration reform, economy succeeded before Bush tax cuts.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  14. Leslie

    Karina, alot of people think she is a flip flopper....me included

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  15. Blaise Collins

    "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."

    I believe that you may be turning Obama off a bit then because his answers are almost 95 percent the same as Hillary's and just as concise. Obama is giving more hope-filled answers than Hillary, which can lead them to seem more vague, but there is a clear message in there.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  16. KJS

    Can someone ask HillBill why she became a Democrat?

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  17. eve

    Hillary clearly has command of facts, figures, and complex analyses of the serious problems the country faces. I support her fully. It is also a pleasure to hear these two very committed intelligent populists address these questions.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  18. Matthew

    I get a kick out of hearing them talk about the "dignity of every person/life" in regards to the immigration issue–what about the unborn? All these politicians make me sick–Republican and Democrat alike.

    Matthew

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  19. Gim

    Hillary rocks!

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

    Bay Area for Obama!!

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  21. Lisa Lee, Dallas, TX

    Obama just stated that he's been working on immigration reform issues "for many years".... excuse me, just when was he doing that? How long has he been in the Senate? Was this something he was working on in Illinois? His statement just doesn't ring too true with me.... maybe I missed something?

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

    No way Sonia.

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

    It is so refereshing to hear a cordial, substantive debate. It gives me hope tha if either of these candidates were to win the election, their differences are truly some much less important thatn their policy similarities. I have hope, finally, that what I used to be proud to call my country, may once again find it's heart.

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

    Who cares about drivers licenses? Get out of Iraq. Fix the economy. Get healthcare for everyone.

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

    Tell wolf to stop baiting the candidates! He appears to have an agenda to create some headlines.

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