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. Tonyg

    Hey they are beginning to sound like president and vice.

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

    Hillary is much more polished.

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  3. Robert H

    This is a very good debate. I think Hilliary is winning thus far but in fairness to Obama, they focused on issues that are more of strengths for her thus far.

    It will be interesting to see how Hilliary handles the questions Iraq.

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

    I think this not a debate but just a republican bash, They need to go after each other otherwise they might as well be president and vice president

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  5. hillary rocks

    when i heard obama talk, again, about the ceo thing and how he can bring people together, yada, yada, yada, i was reminded of the first president bush and "the vision thing." obama comes across as all about a vision of it will all work out because i can make people get along. the real world doesn't work that way. and bush sold people that line – uniter, etc. – and we saw the results. hillary actually knows how to get people to work together, even when they don't agree and don't like each other.

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

    Best line of the night! Hillary Rocks!

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

    I think the debate is going great. I am proud to be a democrat but they have yet to tackle the topic that concerns me the most and that is outsourcing of so many jobs. As a young 31 year old husabnd and going through the job hunt right now because my former job outsourced the bottom 70% of the jobs in the company, this topic is major for me. I really wish they would attack this. I am a listed Democrat but if a Republican can fix this problem I would be forced to vote that way. I am concerned with so many jobs being shipped out the country or to parts of the country where they can pay less.

    JLS III

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

    Can you answer this question in two words? Why should I vote for you.

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

    Hilary says she needs to be the one to clean up Bush's mess?? Well He was the one who got stuck with her husband's mess when he opened up the borders. The Clinton Administration's open door policy welcomed the 9-11 terrorists. Do we want that again?? I know I don't

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

    Do you REALLY think Hillary can unite this country? I mean really?

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

    Hillary is smart! It comes across so clearly in her answers! she is knowledgeable, eloquent, funny. She is clearly doing better than Obama in this debate.

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

    Hillary's answer wasn't good enough...ask Obama to answer the same question!
    I am a 47 year old Democrat, and for a year now, I just cannot imagine voting for a Clinton, because since I was first old enough to vote in 1979, either a Bush or a Clinton has been on the ticket. There are 300 million people in this country...why should another one of only two families be elected?

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

    "it took a clinton to clean up after the first bush and i think a clinton could clean up after this bush"
    best quote ever hillary!

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

    I am a lifelong Republican, and I am so disgusted with the likely choice for the Republican nomination, that if he receives the nomination, I will, for the first time in my life cast my vote for Hillary Clinton, if she is the Democratic nominee.

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

    Great line by Hillary...will take another Clinton to clean up a Bush's mess! She is ready for day 1. Borak is demonstrating his youth and yes, his time will come to be Presidnet. For now we need Hillary in the White House. She is clearing more articulate and specific about what her agenda will be when she is President. Great debate.

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

    OMG!!! Can she be serious she is not her husband he was a good, elequont, and a perfect President. Go Barack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    There is no chance of a Clinton/Obama ticket. Or vise versa! Hillary can give good answers where as Obama beats around the bush

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

    Hillary Clinton is giving the best answers with concrete ideas of what she plans to do.
    Obama is talking in generalities and at times using her words to make his own comments more plausible

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

    Great come back Hilary on how another Clinton is needed to clean up after the Bushes -but I'm still on the Barak for President team!!

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

    My vote is for the candidate who promises to make Bill Richardson the next Secretary of State. He is the one, in the position of Secretary of State who could bring real security both abroad and domestically.

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

    Actually America NEEDED a NEW FACE after Bush (the first) not a Clinton we all forget he was a realative unkown then just like Obama. We need that again.

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

    Why won't Obama talk more about what he's actually going to do? Bush got into the White House on his likeability and appeal, too.

    ...uh oh.

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

    "Judge me on my own merits" and then she goes on and on about her husband's accomplishments in the White House? She's losing me...

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

    C Bush, yes there is! You CAN be prolife and a Democrat.

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

    Can Hillary answer the question on change please? Or does she have to dodge every question!?

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