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. Cheri Elliott

    Great comments from both of them regarding MIT !!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  2. Kev C

    Not a Mitt Romney Fan, But would take him over either of these two, anytime...

    January 31, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  3. Freestyle Pete

    Hillary is looking so much more relaxed tonite then Obama appears.

    January 31, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  4. Marilyn Cazon

    The debate is going well. It is interesting to hear real discussion about real issues and learn the differences between the two candidates' positions as opposed to their personalities. . My only criticism is Wolf Blintzer's insistence in pitting the debaters against each other, even when they are not in disagreement. I wish he tried to be the mediator of an intelligent discussion, instead of the host of a wrestling match? It is pitiful!!

    January 31, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  5. Jarrad

    What about the Veterans, why has this country forgot about the US service members and the famlies

    January 31, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  6. tg

    The immigration system is in place ....we need to police it.

    January 31, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  7. Kevin

    I agree with Gina, and I think it is happening. This is a very issue-driven debate. They are going back and forth, but being civil about it. Good debate thus far.

    January 31, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  8. CeeMore

    With Hillary, her word seems like mere words - without a spirit. I like her though, but I'm afraid she will not have the drive to follow thru on her words.

    January 31, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  9. sothernstar

    WE LOVE YOU HILLARY!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  10. Dion Butler

    I think the debate is going well without all of the attacks from the delegates. I just want to know what it will take for Clinton and Oboma to get together and run for President and Vice President?

    January 31, 2008 09:04 pm at 9:04 pm |
  11. Dale

    Ask about the shipping of jobs overseas. This is the real cause of job loss...not immigration.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  12. hm

    I am begining to agree with KevC.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  13. bob

    Obama is amazing you got to give it up to hillary for trying though

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  14. daytona beach

    Hillary is a polarizing figure. This works well in the US Senate but not as President. If we Dems nominate her, we face the same problem we gave ourselves with Kerry–a polarizing figure with little charisma.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  15. mena

    I am master level Afro-American and have little to no job choices unless I speak Spanish! Is anyone paying attention to what is happening?

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  16. Robert

    I am disappointed with Obama's answers! And his word fillers, too much "umms". He sounds unsure and complacent about whatever he's talking about.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  17. TS

    And finally... Clinton has officially pulled the gender card with her discussion of Kennedy.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  18. Diane

    Will someone please tell me WHY Mrs. Clinton DID NOT remove her name from the primary ballot in Michigan like the other Dem candidates did since she signed the same pledge? She already broke a pledge even before she was elected?

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  19. Fla Democrat

    Hillary is by far the most qualified candidate!

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  20. magadan

    Obama has done an excellent job with his campaign, he overtook the once invencible clinton

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  21. Timothy

    Who cares about endorsements!! Let's talk about the issues.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  22. ryan

    Wow hillary pulled out the gender card, shocking.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  23. Andrea

    Hillary is a sure bet that things will get better in this country. I was very comfortable during the Clinton administration. With Barack Mohammed Hussein Obama's only one year of experience, I just don't have the same faith in him. Any one can talk a good game.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  24. nick

    what you have not realized is that Hillary or Obama doesn't give a crap about the country, just party loyalty. stop allowing them to give what our grandfathers, fathers, brothers and sisters have given their blood for, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  25. C Bush

    Is there room in the Democratic Party for social conservatives? I like a lot of what I hear, but I am pro-life.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
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