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. Ann

    Wow...thta line of Hilliary's will be hard to beat....needing a second Clinton to fix the White house after the second Bush...still can't vote for her. Get in a zinger Obama!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  2. Nicole

    Karlos and Jami...as a senator, Obama does have the power to act now.

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  3. Roslyn Perkins

    I am loving this debate. If we have either the two we will still win.

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  4. TW

    How is it a good selling point for change to bring the same family back into the oval office? Sorry hillary. bad come back.

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  5. Mike G.

    Why doesn't anyone ask about the negatives in having Clinton on the ticket? In Iowa, 2 out of 3 votes were against her. Although her negatives are not as high as Bush or Congress (whose is?) there are many out there that just don't like her.

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  6. Anne Baker

    I see Hilary Clinton maintaining the same pompous attitude she has traveled this country with. Barack Obama maintains his gentleman demeanor, addresses the question, is sincere, intelligent and stands for the change we need in the White House. We don't need "more of the same."

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

    Sure is better than the republicans at least Hillary and Barak are on planet Earth and not on Uranus or where ever the republicans have been.

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  8. volunteers4Obama

    He is fired up and ready to go. Very serious. Very poised. Very driven to do the right thing.

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  9. Alison Hyman

    It is a good debate. It bothers me that Wolf seems to be trying to incite a fight. What really bothers me is that there are so many movies stars in the orchestra seats. I guess if you are well-connected your voice is more improtant. I am disappointed in the Democratic Party for allowing famous people to be seated in the front seats.

    Hillary's last comment is priceless about needing a Clinton to clean up after a Bush. Wonderful!

    Thank you for this opportunity!

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

    Where are the real hardball questions CNN??? Who owns Hillary Clinton???

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

    all the clintons know how to do is lead by what the polls say today that is not real leadership

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

    WOW! What a wonderful ticket if both of them were on it. Either order.....

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

    Great Obama for bringing in the young people. We do need the young people involved in their future. It will most affect them. Now those young people need to pay attention to each candidate, be realistic and don't fall for fluff.

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

    Ronald Regan talked of our country becoming a "kinder, gentler nation", yet it seems that, in many ways, we have become a more selfish and, at times, even spiteful nation.
    How are we going to realize the bipartisan dream of becoming a "kinder, gentler nation"?

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

    what a joke. who in that audiance is really in need of affordable health care or the price of a college education

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  16. Cori Lynn

    Does anyone know what the democratic candidates stance is on veteran affairs? I have been searching for information and have obtained very little. Can someone shed some light on this issue for me?

    Much Appreciated.

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  17. Marilyn

    Please Hillary.....you want to be judged on your own merits yet, still, you capitalize on your gender every chance you get. It is necessary to mention first female president every chance you get.

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

    It looks like two children that were scolded and told to behave. Boring, same old policies; they both have the same mindset, different approaches to voicing it.

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

    David, it does matter.

    Personally, I dont want another Bush or Clinton in office. Bush was an idiot and Bill Clinton sold secrets to China. Not to mention that Hillary was part of a huge scandal.

    I wouldnt trust Hillary and lets face it, my dog would look good as president compared to Bush, so lets not get on stage and say that she is the person to clean up the mess left by Bush and her husband Bill. That was purely a rhetoric remark designed to generate a knee jerk reaction from the audience.

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  20. Mark Ralin

    This is to both candidates. Both of you belong to the Council on Foreign Relations .
    How can you be for this Republic when the CFR is against American Soverenty ,
    is a Globalist organization that represents the Elite through the UN?

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

    I'm a little tired of how Clinton loves to claim all the successes from her husband's administration, but whenever someone mentions anything he says on the campaign trail she likes to shout that she's the one running for president not him. Seems to me that she's running for president on Bill's record.

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  22. Mike (Ann Arbor)

    We are watching the Democratic dream team!!!

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

    HOLLER! THAT COMMENT JUST BROUGHT BACK TO THIS DEBATE!

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

    great debate. i am so proud of hillary. She's fantastic !

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

    Is Barack playing tic-tac-toe?

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