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. Doug

    Mandate them both on the ticket...I don't care which one is President or Vice President! They both are "Presidential" material.

    January 31, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  2. Joe

    I am still waiting for some excitement. At least they should jab

    January 31, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  3. joe

    reduce cost against filling the pockets of health companies with tax payers money.

    January 31, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  4. ta

    @JP

    I agree. Hillary knows her stuff, while Barack speaks in generalities.

    January 31, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  5. marie

    obama enough with the i wish and i hope for america to be this and that. uh uh i believe we can do this. in the future this will most likely happen. you should believe everything i'm telling you b/c i sound good saying these things, but when i get in office i won't be able to handle the pressure, stress, and demands of being a president b/c i have zero experience in running or leading anything. but believe me everything i say will come to past...eventually, right???

    January 31, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  6. Frankie

    Hillary is clearly the stronger leader.

    January 31, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  7. Derek, Jersey Shore

    John they are representing their states as well as McCain is representing Arizona. It is part of the process.

    January 31, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  8. Barry Rashford

    I believe that Hillary is not being forthcoming when answering the questions. She pauses as if she has to think about what she is going to say and it is evident

    January 31, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  9. soose

    So far, they are staying on point! I hope this continues.

    January 31, 2008 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  10. JC

    OBAMA'S MORTGAGE IDEA IS REALLY WEAK: HE IS MISSING A FEW DIGITS. MUCH BIGGER PROBLEM THAN $10 BILLION.

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  11. George

    Hillary is going down Tuesday

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  12. kliowa

    Clinton wins opening statement. Obama wasted his opening statement whispering sweet nothings. Clinton got right down to business. Clinton 1- Obama 0

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  13. Emma K

    Freeze the interest rate for 5 years? Thats worse than Bush

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  14. Amadu

    the openings were really good but obama is still on old issue.tell people what they wanna hear

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  15. Marc

    I want to hear some REAL simple views, beliefs, and plans for action in the USA. I do not want to hear their personal issues with each other.

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  16. Eddie

    I think Mr Obama will be ready to be president in about 4 to 8 years, for now Hillary Clinton is by far more qualified to be president. I trully hope the Dem will choose their candidate better. Four years ago we made a huge mistake with John Karry, we better do it right this time for the sake of our great nation and for our children.

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

    they both came in really talk about issues..which is very good.really the stuff that we all are looking for.

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  18. elaine

    Her policy differences wer accurate. Universal health care is essential. I disagree with Obama on his healthcare plan. It is not forcing people to buy something they dont need it, some time they will. If not health care continues to increase because all those who do not have it we will continue to pay.

    I am in healthcare and I know costs can go down, if everyone is covered and insurance are required to eliminate pre-exisitng conditions.

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  19. cory

    Obama is right on health care. People will get it if it is cheap. If there is universal health care, there will just be a greater burden on the government and tax payers because people will simply refuse to buy it even if they can afford it.

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  20. Xavier

    Obama is very articulate and it is the first time tonight that I see him explaining his plans in details. He will score big tonight, at least he will on me!

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  21. Stephen

    Would have been nice if CNN had blocked out all of those signs behind Wolf before the debate, it was ridiculous to watch all of those people jockeying all of those Clinton and Obama signs...

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  22. Todd

    Are they setting up a Hillary/Obama ticket.

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  23. NN

    BARAK TALKS TO MUCH

    HILLARY 08

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  24. TOM, Easton PA

    Where do these candidates stand on the issue of gay marriage and equal rights for gay and lesbian CITIZENS ?

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  25. rudy

    Dont they give out awards for acting in that theatre

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
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