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. William

    is this a debate or a love fest?

    Q: If both Senators support allowing illegal immigrants to remain in the US pay a fine and have a "path to citizenship" what do they say to the millions of other immigrants who followed the law and have waited, many for years for the privilege of a path to citizenship?

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  2. Sheila

    Obama BE CONFIDENT!!!!!! Show your confidence. Sometimes you seem unsure even when it is clear that you know what you are talking about.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  3. mrman

    i don't like wolf's tone when questioning hillary.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  4. paddy

    Hillary and Obama both represent change from our current Bush/Chaney duo. Hillary will give us experiance in addition to change. Obama has good ideas as well but may not realize how difficult it will be to implement his ideas .My vote goes to Hillary!! She is strong and smart !

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  5. james hope

    THANK YOU, THANK YOU , THANK YOU for hosting an informative debate without loaded questions designed to start a brawl. hopefulty abrighter dawn awaits us all. thanks

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  6. Ricardo

    Obama is the primary person to change America to a path of prosperity. Obama is a confident person who knows what he deliberates about and my trust is with him. I strongly believe Clinton will only change America to a certain extent.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  7. Ron, McLean VA

    Senator Cllinton – A change of gender in the office is not the change this nation needs.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  8. Jami

    I couldn't agree with you more Karlos!

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

    Look at their expressions. He's looking really sour, particularly when she's talking. I was undecided for a while but she is being incredibly articulate and incredibly clear.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  10. Denise

    People have commented on how slick Hillary is, but I think that's a problem.
    Also, when she talks about how much she cares about people it doesn't feel genuine.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  11. Liam

    Of course she has to play the gender card.

    She wants to make it a pissing contest and then tomorrow she'll cry because he can pee standing up.

    January 31, 2008 09:05 pm at 9:05 pm |
  12. Aviator4444

    They make a great team. I would love to see both of them run together against the "out of touch" Republican candidates. Boy what a contrast to hear McCain say nothing is wrong with the economy and people are doing well. This will be a Democratic slaughter in Nov

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

    this should be a debate between the two of them...........not between them and Bush

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

    Go Hillary!!!!!! No worries, you have it all over Obama. Great debate.

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

    Always knew that CNN was a Big Liberal hang out....gotta get out of here before I get sick

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

    Hillary is kicking Obama's butt. The debate is exposing the lack of depth in Obama's plans and understanding of the complex issues.

    January 31, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  17. Barry Coates

    The issue of illegal entry into this country is a very imporant one. My question is the following: If someone breaks into my home to night have they broken the law? If they then deicide to sleep in one of the rooms in my home have they broken the law? Should they be sent to jail (home country), or allowed to remain in my home(America).

    January 31, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  18. Greg

    Good work Hillary – but, be careful, b.c. Obama is gearing up to flaunt the center message of his campaign – youth, energy and change through a committment to a better America.

    January 31, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  19. John

    Bit of a double-standard from Ms. Clinton. She takes credit for numerous accomplishments as First Lady, accomplishments made as as the wife of the President. Yet when her husband is brought up as an issue in this campaign, she says it's about her and he's not running. It is about The Clintons going back to Washington ... do we want that?

    Status quo or new leadership, folks .... it's up to us.

    January 31, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  20. rka

    Both of these candidates sound much more progressive and presidential than the republicans. They only snipe at each other and invoke the name of Ronald Reagan. The short on ideas and long on meanless slogans

    January 31, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  21. bernie

    I think America wins tonight. We have a fantastic opportunity to get our country back. I wish we could have both of them as our President. I'm thrilled with both of these candidates.

    January 31, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  22. MarcB

    I can't figure out what the big issue is on enforcing illegal immigration. Who knows their towns better and where the illegals congregate than the local law enforcement agencies around the country? Let local agencies enforce it in their own towns. Let the feds just pick them up from local jails and carry them back to the border. It's no big secret to local agencies as where to find them in their own towns.

    January 31, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  23. ramno

    great question about Ted & Caroline Kennedy for hillary. Basically it gave a way to write off Ted & Caroline off of Obama. She says look at me as an strong individual.

    January 31, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  24. Mike

    Obama seems a lot more relaxed and sure of himself than Clinton.

    January 31, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  25. lisa

    i am so glad they are talking issues.

    January 31, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
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