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. Nikolai

    its very unclear as to who will be considered the "winner" so far

    January 31, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  2. Terry

    Anderson Cooper should be moderating this debate...Wolf is clearly a Hillary Clinton supporter! Come on Wolf...be fair.

    January 31, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  3. Renee

    Attacking the other person does not work. It only makes them look bad

    January 31, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  4. Tom

    Saying to the audience what they want to hear. Nothing of issue or substance. This is Dumb and Dumber Redux.

    January 31, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  5. Jeff

    Hillary answers have been impressive so far tonight!

    January 31, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  6. Tildawen

    Obama doing great so far...

    January 31, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  7. Blaise Collins

    "What a pleasure this blog is compared to the Ron Paul – loonies dominating last night"

    Quit generalizing. Ron Paul's online supporters are twice as intelligent as some of the mindless Dem drones I've seen.

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

    FLORIDA FOR HILLARY! She's pure genius. A perfect Nation would be: Hillary for President and Obama as her VP. Now THAT is a power packed punch!

    January 31, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  9. Richard

    Very good debate so far. I agree that the ticket should be Hillary/Obama with Edwards as Attorney General and Gore running the EPA.

    January 31, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  10. ed34

    Maybe its just me, but Hillary constantly refers to herself..."me..me..me" and 'I...I..I'

    ... While Obama is more frequently saying "we' and 'us' - a much more inviting approach... not just for Voters, but to those he would be working with on a regular basis. I like it.

    January 31, 2008 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  11. DJ Dig-Doug

    I hope they ask Hillary what she means when she talks about her "35 years" of experience. I'm sorry, but being the first lady of a State and/or the Country does not qualify as policy-setting or implementation experience, and I think it's fraudulent that she runs around talking about how she'll be ready to run the country on day one...

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  12. usmc08

    thats funny i was a hillary suporter intially until i saw her in person and saw how pretensious and fake she was, no authenticity, and certainly no inspiration was conveyed to me. she panders to whoever is asking the questions and whoever she thinks is listening. OBAMA!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  13. Frank from Chicago

    This country is having an unprecedented federal deficit. This will not only be a huge burden for the economy, it could also be an issue for the generations to come. I wonder what the candidates plans are. Thanks.

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  14. Julia

    NEVADA FOR OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  15. steve

    "Matt" above said Obama is struggling with his answers. Ah, what show are you watching? They are both impressive tonight frankly.

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  16. Aaron

    I don't understand the difference between Obama giving driver's licenses and Clinton registering people. Wouldn't you think that giving driver's licenses is a good way to register illegal immigrants?

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  17. Anonymous

    wish hc would talk less

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  18. Nihima

    Hillary had her chance when her husband was, elected. Now it is time for someone eles to have a chance. Why didn't Hillary do all these good thing when her husband was in the white house?

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  19. courtney

    Clinton is really winning this one. She just seems to know what she is talking about more than Obama. She's just been around longer, which is good! She understands what she is doing!

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  20. Jim

    If they find each other in this process, Look Out Republicans, Democrats will take the White House.

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  21. James Taglieri

    As I watch tonight's debate, I am really impressed with the fact that the Democrtic party has two incredibly talented candidates who speak to us, who truly discuss the issues, and who would both be qualified to be president. The Republicans, on the other hand, speak to our divisions and fears.

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  22. ellen

    there is no doubt that hillary is clearly te more articulate of the two. for such a great orator, obama certainly does stumble over his responses. she does present her point of vew and policies very succinctly and is very articulate doing so. he just doesn't strike me as ready for prime time yet.

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  23. omaha dem

    i hope they make Obama tell us how he is going to make all the changes he talks about. All I hear is Change change change but no plan

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  24. Carol

    Hillary is doing an outstanding job. She is relaxed and gracious. Obama seems offensive and appears to want to cause a conflict. It is apparant that Mrs. Clinton knows what she is talking about and has the knowledge and ability to put her words into action.

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  25. cap

    This has been very interesting to watch. I voted early in Illinois and think I made the right vote and if I don't I think them as President/Vice President would be AWESOME!!! Go DEMS!

    January 31, 2008 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
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