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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soundoff (2,377 Responses)
  1. Perry

    IF Obama nomiate for candidate, the Republican can easily took over white house again. Becareful Americans.

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  2. butcharama

    Listening to Hillary is like listing to Bill all over again!

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  3. Charlie

    Freezing interest rates reduces incentive for American's to save and invest, since low interest rates on homes have a significant effect on CDs, money markets, etc...

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  4. Rick (pa)

    HE NAILED THE HEALTH INSURANCE QUESTION!
    (what will we do to those that don't purchase...fine them?)

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  5. Joshua

    I wish we could view the debate online

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  6. Debo Dykes

    I want the two of them, Obama and Clinton, leading this country. Together they have the ability to radically make a difference in the world. What an image of hope, to see an empowered woman, and an empowered black man...it's NOW time!

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  7. Shannon in TEXAS

    Why are they playing nice and not getting into the meat of it?
    They are showing off, because they know that this is crucial.

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  8. james askins

    Sorry Hillary....Universal Health Care won't work....and.....can someone tell me what Bin Ladin Obama just said?

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  9. Canada

    Obama burried Clinton on Mortagage,Healthacare,and lobbysist,great start of the guy!

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  10. chicago

    Either of you, please. Tell us. How will you pay for what you say? Easy to promise, trick is in paying for it. What are the specifics?????

    January 31, 2008 08:17 pm at 8:17 pm |
  11. Carleen

    I think the two of them would make a great ticket.

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  12. jts

    did i hear hillary correctly that she wants a 5 year moratorium on ALL mortgage interest rates? That is incredible–remember the freeze on wages during the Nixon adm and the aftermath of that. more pandering on her part....

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  13. Joe

    That was a jab!

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  14. cc

    I'll leave my front door open so that Barak and his new government can raid my belongings to pay for his subsidized health care plan.

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  15. Robert Plasky

    Hillary better on the opening statement....more direct, less general than Obama

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  16. Greg

    "I was opposed to Iraq from the start..." - That stump is not getting old and he is doing a great job leaning on folks and their emotions on the war.

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  17. Jerry R

    No matter what happens tonight or tuesday George Will Be Gone !!!!

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  18. joe

    the mortgage mess was created by clinton.

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  19. Deb

    Barack talks a lot about hope, and I think Sen.Maxine Waters said it best:
    We all wake up w/hope, that's what keeps Americans going in a country that obviously cares so little about what Americans want.
    Barack seems to have the words and the tone of MLK, whom I loved dearly...,but I did not want him for President, and he strikes me as "too Good to be true".
    Hillary has my vote. She's an intelligent woman with a plan,and I think that she'd reign Bill in because she'd want the world to know what she can accomplish, and she knows that to do less,would make it harder on the women coming behind her than they're doing now....,and "Hill" fights for women to have the same chance as a man.
    Run,Hillary, run!!

    ps I'm an african American grandmother of three, and my choice was not based on race or gender...I just want a smart President to pull this country out of the muck that we've been "Bush-whacked" into.

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  20. Scot

    I would like to know if either one are willing to say who their running mate would be if the are elected? That question will help a lot of people decide how to vote.

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  21. greg

    texas for obama BTW... our primary is actually gonna matter!

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  22. Jon

    Isn't the carrot and sticks approach the Bush approach

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  23. Dan

    will corruption investagations presently underway against some lawbreakers still continue under either of your administrations?

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  24. Bob

    So far civil. I hope it continues the whole debate 🙂

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  25. Stephen

    Both candidates are trying to pander the Edwards crowd to try to get his backing.

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
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