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. Jody

    How does any candidate expect to unite the country when they clearly dispise republicans. Aren't they going to need some moderate republican votes to win the election.

    January 31, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  2. Dr. David Peavy

    No realistic solutions here = we can borrow money from China to pay for everyone's health care regardless if they work or not....just more dreamy idealistic cha cha cha with no way this bankrupt country can pay for all these 'perfect world' fantasies.

    January 31, 2008 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  3. Timothyt

    Being a woman alone is not going to bring about change. She has been a woman the entire time she has been in politiics. She is too polarizing to get her initiatives through. Barack Obama is the only candidate who can bring this country together and accomplish the CHANGE we really need.

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  4. ray

    ONe Question to you guys out their, I just want to know about Hillary's 35 yrs of exp????????? I remember first lady for Arkansas, and of course Bill,s other woman.:)))) and then moved to New York to make that her new home...instead of Arkansas, in order to get the Liberal votes.

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  5. GW

    How many questions for Clinton before one gets pitched to Obama? Clinton is so smug it makes me sick. I find her extremely arogant and annoying.

    Obama, on the other hand comes across as humble and genuine.

    We just had smug and self centered for 8 years, and we don't need more of the same.

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  6. Michael Carroll

    Two very good candidates. I like Obama but Hillary seems to answer more articulately.

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  7. Zina

    Obama is much more REALISTIC about his plans. I trust his vision and the way he plans to make it happen.

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  8. Keith

    This country needs Hillary.
    She has the experience it's going to take the U.S. back.
    I do agree with Obama we do need change..A women in the White house.

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  9. bada ling

    People in the audience should not be allowed to clap. It dilutes the seriousness
    of the event. Some vievers may be influenced.

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  10. Graham

    Hillary is going to scare us now. She has studied Rove well and learned a lot in Washington.

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  11. cckc

    For those of you against the fact that Obama stands for change, take note that Hillary mentioned changed 1st tonight! recognize that both Hillary and Obama are great candidates. You can make a choice without belittling the other one.

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  12. Western NY

    I am finding the debate very interesting. What strikes me is that there is really not a lot of difference in what is important or what needs to be done, but how some of these issues should be dealt with. I think that the two would make a great team and give the Republicans a real run for their time. I think y ou have Clinton's experience, and Obama's freshness. Together could be a great team.

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  13. Ronald Miller

    look at their faces...he is tense...she is relaxed well spoken.... if obama has that look sitting across from the world leaders he will look weak

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  14. Wish

    Truly I have to admit that Hillary is delivering. We need to make a CLEAR decission not an emotional one. She has facts and on topic and answering the questions. Let's move away from what would be nice and move to what would be effective. THATS what I WANT TO HEAR!

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  15. Tom

    ASK HILLARY WHY SHE STOOD SILENTLY BY WHILE WALMART FOUGHT AGAINST UNIONIZATION OF WALMART EMPLOYEES

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  16. natalie

    Go Romney!!!!! Give him a chance!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  17. chris

    I want a NAFTA question

    January 31, 2008 09:07 pm at 9:07 pm |
  18. Kevin Finneran

    FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!! Someone asked, (Wolf)...what makes you think YOU are experienced to be President.! NOTICE...she never stopped. She knew someone would finally be SMART enough to ask....and she was prepared with a BARRAGE of BS. Lets check the statement/record. This 35 year comment is sickening. Also, this sitting down at a desk like they are in 2nd grade debate is pathetic. What the world must think.

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  19. Kerry Dolan

    In terms of healthcare, you must remember how viciously the right wing was attacking the clintons on everything, including that. They worked as hard as they could to throw every obstacle in the way, and that had to have an impact on their ability to get it done.

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  20. Natalie

    Has everyone forgotten the Clinton scandals from the last term they had in office? Has anyone asked for access to the records Hillary had sealed until after the election? What is she hiding? Why should we the people allow her or her husband back into the highest office in the land, after they disgraced it?

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  21. Democrat

    Bumbler Obama

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  22. Anonymous

    What happens to 20 million illegals or politically correct "undocumented 's "health care,and will they get driver's license regardless of of not being insured?Mr .Obama is extremely glib,but does that ensure future correct judgements ?

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  23. Jean-Marie

    I think Obama is doing great I don't think Clinton is totally honest.

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  24. ed34

    Hillary is holding her own filibuster....saying a lot of good things but not answering the question. Really frustrating.

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  25. Craig

    I'm impressed by how respectful of each other the candidates have been.

    As often happens the urgent pushes out the important. The 2 most important issues of the 21st century are climate change and the global nuclear terrorism. I'd like to hear the candidates talk on these long term important issues.

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
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