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. T.C.S.

    I am even more confused because they are both making good points. It's hard when they have some of the same views.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  2. Damocles08

    Good to see lying isn't restricted to just the Bill component of the Clinton family.

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  3. R Nolan

    Its commercial time, and I score it a Hillary sweep thus far. Her last statement put the nail in the first half. Obama didn't have an answer, and was just, ummm, "Present".

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

    Hillary stands no chance against McCain. She will unite the republican party if she is nominated. Independents will not vote for her becuase they don't want to go back to the divisive days of the Clintons.

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

    Long Island for Obama!!

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

    Hillary's smug look on her face whenever Barack is speaking is not appealing. She constantlly appears as if everything he says is false and she is above him and the rest. This isn't new and her stature needs a renovation.

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

    Would each candidate sign a one year contract to perform what they are saying they stand for in the debates and after one year if they did not perform to their commitments they would step down as president???

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

    Don't compliment the bloggers! CNN is not putting all the blogs on. They are censoring mine! All I said was that my husband has been at work now for 13 hours, the democratic candidates think we are rich (keep in mind we live in Ct where a small house costs 500K) and they think we should pay for other peoples health care. That's the fact. Why are you censoring me CNN

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

    WHO HEARD OF BARACK 3YRS AGO ...........................????????????
    NOBODY

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

    obama is calling hillary out on alot of her inconsistancies, but so far hillary is doing a decent job and dodging any responsibility. she won't last against the republicans who will unite to defeat her

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  11. Lbgal4Hillary

    Obama stop playing the race card. Here he goes again attacking Hillary...That is what he does when he feels like she is gaining on him....which she is. Her answers are direct and honest.

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

    WOLF BLITZER sucks again!!!!!!!

    He's jumped in to defend Hillary several times – and twice asked Obama to defend himself against her. Not ONCE has he asked Hillary to defend herself against OBAMA.

    WAY TOO PARTIAL CNN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BARACK LOOKS + SOUNDS GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    wish hillary would wipe that stupid smile off her face – she might go further.

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

    Obama is doing a great job. Not interested in Hilary speak about her 'experience.'

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

    I'm an Obama supporter, but Hillary's doing pretty well so far.

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

    Hillary always has to get the last word in.

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

    Socialists – both of them

    January 31, 2008 08:56 pm at 8:56 pm |
  18. Red State Dem

    "Obama is waffling, waffling, waffling on the driver's license issue. either you're for it or against it.-Oh wait that should be ....PRESENT. Obama has no position he is just a suit with no idea what to say.

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

    Go Hillary Go,

    She's been there and getting it done long before Obama got to DC. We need someone who can hit the ground running and fix this mess.

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

    Obama needs to separate himself from Clinton, because he is better! YES WE CAN!

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

    Once again Obama is bring out the negative. Hillary is showing once again she is the person who is presidential.

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

    hillary is a left liberal who has no chance in the general election against the Republicans. Her negatives are 60% – off the charts.

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

    Great ready for your taxes to go up and up and up American worker! The workers that PAY taxes here will still foot the bills if either of these two get in office! We won't make anyone get out and do the jobs that the MILLIONS of people that are not suppose to be in this country do!

    January 31, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  24. Robby Ramada

    This is our rare opportunity to vote for an experienced presidential candidate to save our critical situation in the U.S. domestically and abroad. I believe Hillary Clinton has what it takes to do this the best way. Also, it is very important to remember that when we vote for Hillary, we are also getting the experience and ties of her husband, president Clinton.

    January 31, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  25. lion14fn

    It's simple... Get Obama and Hillary to work together and we will be better for it.
    Too bad we couldn't have three elected... missing John

    January 31, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
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