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. Royalty

    Both candidates are so much more impressive than the Republicans. I'm impressed by both of them. Though more with Obama. His sincerity comes through more than Clinton's. It's nice NOT to see the Romney McCain argumentativeness. That was ugly and war-like.

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

    Go Obama, One Question for you...Will you Give Leonard Peltier a Pardon? Justice for the first nation's. Free Leonard! Bill And Hill pardoned Rich,and over 200 other's, What's up with that?

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

    Woman President or Black President...either is better than Moronic Preident.

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

    No better way to admit that you aren't going to accomplish anything as President than to say that you have to "clean up" after the previous President!

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  5. Heartlight 3, Maui, HI

    Jon – No, the Bush approach is the stick approach. For him the carrots are empty promises.

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

    BRAVA Hillary. You have just trumped the critics that use the Bush-Clinton-Bush dynasty conspiracy to undermine your candidacy.

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

    If Hillary gets the nominatin I will vote McCain..

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

    Hillary is brilliant! We can't wait Senator. We're almost there. Pick Barack for your running mate.

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

    this is to Sen. Obama, what would you do different from Bill Clinton if you were to be president and what would you do that is the same and why...

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

    I think that Obama would have a great shot at the White House if he were willing to put in his time as a VP.

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

    It is great to see the two of them working together as Democrats against the Repubicans instead of against each other. The two of them together would be a powerful ticket – either way. They need to build on tonight's momentum and move forward.

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

    How does Hilary explain the fact that she has accepted more big interest lobbyist mony than any other candidate? Seems to me that will not lead to the best interests of America, but rather lining her pockets

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

    So far it's a draw ... don't you think?

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

    Spice it up Wolf we need some action

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

    With things improving inside Iraq, would it be wise to start pulling US troops as both Clinton and Obama have suggested? What about Islamic radicals like Al Qeada in Iraq, wouldn't they welcome that idea?

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

    Obama is really impresive tonight,very precise and on point.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  17. AHill Indianapolis, IN

    A good discussion of the issues. Less drama and more substance. We all win in a debate when thoughtful responses are given.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  18. Tim (Denver)

    While I'm no fan of Bush, Hillary's hatred for the man is really a negative. It's time to get past the bitter acrimoniousness of the past 16 years. Does anybody think there's a chance of that really happening under a Hillary Clinton administration?

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

    I would like to ask both candidates what their plans are in dealing with the continued genicide in Africa, specifically Sudan! Have they ever addressed this issue or are these refugees forgotten again?

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

    The crowd outside seemed pretty evenly balanced but it seems like inside it is Hillary heavy!

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

    Hillary... before the debates began, I was on the fence. Tonight you have convinced me that you are my choice for President.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  22. wendy cole

    The audience is an older, richer crowd who paid a lot for this big ticket event. It's a Hillary aged audience without the young and minorities represented. It's an unfair representation especially for a TV audience.

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

    America has endured 4 years of Bush Sr., 8 years of Clinton, and 8 years of W, this pattern has to STOP! America can not wait 4 more years for change...TRUE CHANGE is here now! Please help support Barack Obama for President!

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

    Barack is the man. He is the one who deserves the nomination. Study him and even if you have been for a woman you will decide to wait for the woman who does deserve the nod. He is strong, dedicated, has integrity, honest, a good new face.

    Now is the time for our country to feature a "new face" to the world. He will be excellent as our president.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  25. Bruce CHARLESTON WV

    Hillary just made a home run on a very tactless question about another Clinton administration.Interesting that a commercial break came with the room exploding in appluse.Both canidayes are doing much better tonight then the debaters last night,Sitting on the stage together tonight is shapping up to what might be the best one on one debate of the primary season.

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