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. Sandra

    GOOOOOO BARACK OBAMA!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  2. mpc

    How many times is Barac going to mention Sen T Kennedy?
    5 More,,,,6,7,8,

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  3. Chris McG

    How many babies will be aborted under the clinton administration?

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  4. tilva

    How about these two presidential contenders run one ticket together?

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  5. Lily

    Obama has such grace, intelligence, and a commanding presence. Clinton looks good tonight but can't compare to a star like Obama. She's smart and calculating but he is genuinely amazing in every way.

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  6. Valarie

    I Know Barack gets my vote and I feel Hillary would make a good vice president only !!!! Michigan wants BARACK !!!!

    Keep up the Great Work Barack : ))))

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  7. Trey

    good job – Obama on this leadership question and dodging the trap Wolf trieed to lead him in

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  8. Sasha

    Hillary would be perfect in the White House because she has been there before. We need her to get elected and get in there and CHANGE some things that are going on, such as:
    -immigration
    -health care
    -immigration
    -education
    -etc.

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  9. VA for Obama

    The Clintons will give us the traditional Washington politics wether she's male or female Bill will be the VP.

    January 31, 2008 09:08 pm at 9:08 pm |
  10. Ricardo

    Down with Lou "meatball" Dobbs!

    January 31, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  11. 2muchpollution

    They're both saying good things on policy... bottom line for me is I don't trust the Clintons, sure she's better than Bush, but we need something far better, far different, with far more integrity. That's why I support Obama.

    I wish they would talk / be asked more questions about the pollution of the air, water, and food. One of the reasons the healthcare system is so overburdened is because we have so many chemicals in our bodies that didn't exist 60 years ago, we're not built to deal with them, hence skyrocketing rates of cancer, chronic fatigue, asthma, endocrine disorders, etc..... For me, the "environment" is preventative healthcare, and pollution is a form of rape, every time we breathe. I would like the candidates to talk and be asked about that more – energy policy, but beyond that as well, such as organic agriculture, the tragedy of water privatization and pollution, the saturation of the planet and our bodies with plastics and pesticides, etc...

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

    I like them both, we are democrats and i also beleive that hillary is the one at
    this time u go girl

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

    I am watching this debate as a Canadian in Canada and if I had to vote I really don't know if I could decide between these two. Eloquent and sincere both.

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

    All this talk about " Illegal Immigrants " is just a lot of hogwash. The Pilgrims and all those european settlers were "illegal immigrants" intent on displacing the native population – the first instance of genocide. And in celebration of european settlement Emma Lazarus' poem is engraved on the Statue of Liberty. The native population were first demonized by calling them "indians" some what indicating that they didn't belong here and secondly stealing their land in some of the most rapacious acts that humans can commit on each other.
    In 95% of the immigrants were of european descent we would never be having this argument about "illegal immigrants".

    January 31, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  15. MR and MRS G

    THIS IS A LOVEFEST; NOT A SLUGFEST

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

    why didn't obama get healthcare for his state when he was their as a local rep
    and why hasn't hillary gotten it done since she's been a senator in ny?oh, but now they can.......i doubt it!

    January 31, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  17. Kevinpsu160

    What about education (NCLB) reform? Have we forgotten about our children?

    January 31, 2008 09:09 pm at 9:09 pm |
  18. Stephen Downing

    RIGHT ON BERNIE!!! THEY'RE BOTH GREAT

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

    I would like to hear what they will specifically do to improve education in America. What changes if any would they make to the 'No Child Left Behind' Act.?

    January 31, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
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    We want and need them both!

    January 31, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  21. Gail B

    If we are talking body language, Hillary is looking terrible!

    January 31, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  22. Kathryn

    Obama is struggling with answers. Obama ia not president material. he will not be able to represent America as a super power country on the world map!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  23. Obama is Boring

    God Help Barack is boring

    January 31, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  24. C P

    I am in awe of watching two such brilliant minds debate each other. Could this mean...gasp...we could all hold up our heads and be proud again? What a team these two would make.

    January 31, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  25. julia nobre hebinck

    Would be nice if Hillary win the presidency and bring Obama for vice. That's what we call "change".

    January 31, 2008 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
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