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. matthew

    why the celebrity shots- pierce bronson, jason alexander, rob reiner?
    with the focus of this venture on our nation do we need to deal with "celebrity" spotting? come on cnn i expect this of my local channels-

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  2. Latino44million

    GO HILLARY! YES, "IT TOOK A CLINTON TO CLEAN OUT AFTER THE FIRST BUSH AND IT WILL TAKE ANOTHER CLINTON TO CLEAN AFTER THE SECOND BUSH"

    OBAMA CAN GET HIS TRAINING AS A VICEPRESIDENT TO HILLARY! THAT WILL BE A DREAM TICKET! HILLARY FOR PRESIDENT, OBAMA VICEPRESIDENT!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  3. Benjamin

    To say that a Bush and Clinton was in the White house for 30 years is skewing the facts. A Bush and Clinton have only been PRESIDENT for 20 years. (1998-2008)

    Though her response was great.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  4. Michael

    STAND STRONG FOR CHANGE!!!

    OR

    FALL FOR THE SAME!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  5. Craig

    I agree, REAL Change = No "Bush" -or- "Clinton"!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  6. MsDemocrat

    If you were once a supporter of Edwards, I think the obvious choice would now be OBAMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  7. joanne callahan

    You ask for moderation. Why under the motor voter registration in Illinois can an undocumented individual who applies for a drivers license be allowed to register to vote without showing proof of citizenship. I have witnessed this take place.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  8. Bill Hartzog

    I'd like to ask if Hilary and Barack can each work with each other – as vice presdent if asked.

    Thank you.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  9. ELLEN FAULKNER

    Barack is talking a good talk, but Hilary is on the point, Barack, goes into long winded orations and Hilary is giving straight answers and getting much more applause than Barack.. Hilary will make a fantastic President – she is fair and understand governemnt and people more than the other candidate. Her stance on Universal Health Care is much better than Obama's. She has the best interest of the public in her heart and we NEED A WOMAN IN THE WHITE HOUSE!!!!!
    She is reasonable and forward thinking and she has years of exerience. She will work for us, the people. Barack can get people going with his changes" speeches, but Hilary will actually get them done "GO HILLARY'

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  10. pjm

    Why should two married college professors making $125K each in NYC be taxed the same as the investment banker making millions? Their idea of wealthy is skewed!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  11. Susan

    After we pull our troops out of Iran, what will happen to that counrty? What will happen to all those who tirelessly served our nation with their support? And if the "evil forces" at work, decide to create a safe haven of Iraq, what are they prepared to do? Will they put our country at risk? We have not had an attack here in more than 7 years...are we planning to make this country vulnerable? We must have more complete answers. These are wish lists for voters, not real debates.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  12. Michelle hatch

    Anyone else notice that the last six of seven questions has been to Hillary Clinton? How is this a good debate?

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  13. Jeanette Bonilla

    Wow .
    This debate is excellent.

    When I want to lean into Obama, Clinton
    says some exceptional things .

    If I could vote (because I'm only 15 haha) my head would
    more than likely explode.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  14. Megan

    It takes a Clinton to clean up all the crap the Bush family does!! Well said, Hillary! I just need to get it clear that Hillary has been a hard core activist for over 30 years–she has constantly fought for women's rights and children's rights. She has the experience, dedication, and the power to bring our country back to a much more positive state. I am from Illinois (Chicago particularly) and have a long line of Chicago politicians in my family. I can be the first to tell you that Obama really hasn't done anything for our state, I feel like he is going into this election blindsided and without much experience. At this point in time, our country thirsts for experience and a strong willed spirit....and that would be Hillary.

    ILLINOIS FOR HILLARY.

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

    man, Hilary is kicking Obama's behind!!!!!!!!! Obama is a great speaker, but on Q&As, highly questionable.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  16. lynne

    Looking at tonight's audience of movie stars, directors, etc, I'm not so sure the Democratic Party is all inclusive.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  17. Julie Borders

    I believe both candidates embody the direction I want to see this country go. Would they consider running on the ticket together? If Obama won the primaries, would Clinton consider running as Vice President? If Clinton won the primaries, would Obama consider running as Vice President?

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  18. James Tibbetts

    I'm not seeing any difference between these two. Wolf should flip a coin and whoever wins the toss gets the nomination!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  19. Matt

    What did Hillary just say?

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  20. Independant Woman

    White water, shady business,and alot of affairs happened during Clintons reign. Oh and Bill is in the papers again for fund excepted on questionable terms again (NYTimes). How can she make things better when Bill is going behind her back making things worse. Why does she not know whats going on in her house with Bill!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  21. Jay

    Hillary is going to bring about change simply because she is a woman!!?!?

    thats not the kind of change i am after

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  22. Jeff, Rathdrum ID

    I just don't see Clinton a change, yeah a woman president would be a change but other then that to me she is just the same old politics.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  23. James

    How many times will Hillary use the gender card and the Clinton card in her debates?

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  24. jak

    Pennsylvania for Hillary. She has a wonderful command of the issues and is much more experienced. She has met with more world leaders that he has. Obama may be ready in 2016 but not now. Pay your dues, first Obama.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  25. dylan

    why does wolf keep cutting off obama's applause and quickly go onto the new question after obama makes a point, but he lets the crowd go for 10 seconds after hilary makes a point.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
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