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. Ilsa Sanchez, PA

    This is unfortunate that Hillary had a canned joke. This is serious business, and Obama is electable against x-Republican. Hillary just doesnt have the draw of centrists and moderates, like Barrack

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

    go democrats.....................free everything....the government will take care of you.....my husband and i are going to quit our jobs. we will have free health insurance, free colllege for our kids, keep our house......go democrats. I am tired of working, i am going to live off eith barack or hilllary!!!! yipppeeee!

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

    How will they address religious liberties in american and out of the hands of just one Church

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

    They would be a great TEAM!!!!

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

    I think they should bring up an issue that hasn't been previously addressed in a debate like the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana at the federal level just like 11 states have done already.

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

    When are they going to discuss the real issues and get to the meat of the issues. Are they going to build the border fence? What makes them able to lead as Commander-in-Chief? They just keep talking but they are not saying anything.

    January 31, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  7. jasonmichael24

    An incredibly well timed statement. She's been dying to use that line I'm sure!

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

    Obama is consistantly showing real world, real time awareness. Ms, Cllinton is very good at political speak. Bottom line is Obama is almost too good to be true.

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

    They should declare at the end that whoever wins the nomination will ask the other to be vice-president, and save the campaign money to squash the repbulicans

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

    I wish someone would mention the fact that no one will inspire the Republicans to come out in November like Hillary Clinton. They'll all come out to vote against her! Obama might actually encourage some Republicans to vote FOR him. Can anyone actually picture a Republican voting for Clinton? And if by some miracle she were actually to win a general election, what Republican is going to go along with anything she wants to do in office? It would be political suicide with their Republican electorate for them to do so. Not necessarily so, at least to the same degree, with Obama.

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

    It is difficult for me to even think about voting for Hilary. I would definitely vote for the other candidate just so she would not be president.

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

    i have a great idea..its gonna make all of u happy!! i think the loser should back the winner as vice president =)

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

    I like them both but I think Hillary is winning this debate.

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

    Good clean, issue-oriented debate. Both candidates are being very mature while being competitive also.

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

    I agree a Clinton/Obama ticket would be great. She deserves to be president now – more experience and he could gain the exprience he needs. Then Obama as her VP could run for President after she has served 2 terms and incumbant VP's usually win. I really believe this country would be in good shape if it has 8 years of President Hillary Clinton and then 8 years of President Obama!

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

    Yes, let's talk about No Child Left Behind...I want to hear how these candidates are going to handle the revolt when 100% of our students aren't reading on grade level by 2014, as mandated in NCLB.

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  17. Bobby @ NY.

    Hillary plays with words like her husband did. We do need change it this country. Starting by not having a Clinton or Bush in office.. They are one in the same.

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

    Has the debate changed anyone's mind?

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  19. mohan kapoor

    Ohahma looked very nervous and confused. I am leaning to vote for Hillary CNN is doing a fantastic job in selecting the questions

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  20. Tega Jessa

    I don't get Mrs. Clinton's stating she wants to be judged on her own merits. If that is true why is she touting her husband's achievements as much as her personal work as first lady and in the senate? As I see it if truly serious about running on meritshe should not use her husband to campaign for her period.

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

    Way to go Hillary GREAT Come back....... Hillary Clinton for President!!

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  22. John Ehrenborg

    So happy to see that the debate is not contentious as was the Republican debate. Also, focusing on issues and policies is the most important ingredient of any debate. Good job by the commentators.

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

    Hillary is right it will take another Clinton to clean up after Bush – she is winning hands down:)

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

    Hillary just won the debate. Thats what we need. Clean up this country and she is the women to do it.

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

    If the Kennedy's want to see new faces in Govt. why does he retire and let others run his seat in Govt.?!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And as far as Hilary as President she will be President not Bill!

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