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. Carol M Lieber

    This is the most reasoned, civil, thoughtful, and substantive debate so far.

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

    i have one question im very proud to be american but how come when we allow imagrates come to the usa .we need to change are beliefs for them .like we cant say merry chirtmas but say happy holidays in god we trust or say god in anything because of their beliefs what about our beliefs as we have knwwn re life they say they want to be americans so why must we change for them.

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

    30 years with the SAME two families in office, ENOUGH...Time for CHANGE

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  4. Ian (CA)

    i cant decide between the two

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

    I host a nationally syndicated radio show with about 3 million listeners. I know my listeners would lovew to see if Mrs. Clinton can repair the damage her and slick willie did in south carolina. If not mark my words the republicans will when the white house in november. Many of my listeners are so turned off by Mrs clinton that they are saying if she wins they will vote republican.

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

    Obama stays on the issue

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  7. Goode chanse

    Can the media and the questions be any more self serving for Clinton??? Come on! That last question was dropped in her lap. Note how all the questions seem to be posed to Clinton first too? The underhand politics of the U.S.'s typical rhetorical b.s can clearly be seen in action.

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

    how can Hillary say she should not be advantaged while Bill "former president" campaigns againts Obama. Oh, and Obama still competes

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

    Hillary was amazing at handling a very tricky question, it def did take a clinton to clean up before, and now it will take on again! Hillary is amazing! and is def the next president of the united states!

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

    I agree I believe Obama/Clinton would take down any Republican combination and bring the White House back to the Democrats, and bring our country back to its glory days.

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

    BRAZILIANS FOR HILLARY!!!!!

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

    I really thought that the last question about the Clinton/Bush family franchise was so interesting. I am 28 and have felt the same way. It isnt that i dont like Hillary, I really think we need a CHANGE in the white house. GO OBAMA!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  13. Nancy B

    As a 31 year public school educator, I say Go Hillary. I also appreciate her approach to Health Care. My son needs the opportunity to get coverage.

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

    WHERE ARE THE SPECIFICS? ONLY RHETORIC....ONLY BUSH-BASHING....

    BORING!

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

    In my opinion I believe that Hilary Clinton has come across as the strongest and most direct candidate. She has addressed the concerns of the people and answered the questions with earnest and truthfulness. Obama seems to be turning this political campaign into a racial thing.

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

    I love you hillary!!!
    Florida for Hillary

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  17. RealTalk 101

    America is moving in the direction of democrats, clearly. Republicans are really out of touch with todays issues. With that being said I do think Sen. Obama is someone new to the scene and has a lot of American's fired up about many issues. He is does not single out by gender, race, or party. On the other hand Sen. Clinton started off her campaign calling out to all women. I guess trying to get all women to vote for her. I find that to be very disturbing that a person can call out for support based on gender. I have an idea, why do you let us, the American people decide, tell us what your plan is to get us going in a positive direction. In my opinion one should never single out a group for support based on those factors. Americans let take a clear look at our candidates and see what we want. It's not about whos ready on day or about husbands. It's about our kids futures. Let's think.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  18. S. poland

    Go Hillary!!!! You told it like it is. It time to clean house!

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

    Hillary is wonderful. It certainly will take a "second Clinton to clean up after a second Bush."

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  20. Bob Waldman

    Obama critized Romney's executive experience claiming he would prefer his performance over the last year to Romney's!!! Last I knew Obama was running second in his primary and Romney was running second in his primary. Just what did Obama think was so much better about his performance? How come there was no follow up on this statement?? Perhaps a bit of unfair and unbalanced moderation of the debate???

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

    How can Mrs Clinton have a foreign policy when most Muslim countries do not acknowledge women as equal...

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  22. nathan (chicago)

    Wow Great come back from that last question. I like both but I want hillary in o8 and obama in 2016!!!!! Hillary is doing a great job and has changed my vote from obama.

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

    I also remember that part of that "clean up" was losing the democratic majority to the republicans.

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

    Both look very good tonight. Californians are getting a great debate. I really like Obama's response to republicans, saying he doesn't think they have room to talk about fiscal responsibility that was brilliant.

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

    this is hillary's most polished performance yet.

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