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. Jimbo

    Hillary is trying to seperate herself from her husband, but then tries to claim it for her own merit.

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

    I don't get why Obama doesn't stress Hilary's inevitable "in your face" style of management and likely divisive response to Republicans. She simply cannot be a consensus builder unlike Obama.

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

    Hillary is kicking butt. Go hillary!

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

    Obama/Clnton '08

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

    and who will clean up after this Clinton.

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  6. Vince in Missouri

    I disagree with you Daytona I believe we have not been allowed to see her real charm. There has been way to much distraction by her husband during this campaign.I applaud his loyalty but he overstepped teh boundary. She has a side we have not seen all teh time but it is there.......GO Hillary

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

    Hey, everybody! I was a staunch republican 2 years ago and now I AM A DEMOCRAT!!! I have never felt better about my decision or my life. GO BARACK!! He has the power to get more like me on the right path!!!

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

    This is not a debate. The evil vitriol that is coming out of Clinton's mouth is expected, this is from the person that called Bill's "friends" trailer trash for telling the truth. But of course that's alright, it's Hilary, the second coming of Mother Teresa.
    And Obama just sits there and tries to talk about how wonderful he is and it falls flat.
    These two are phonies!
    They avoid talking about the tough subjects by using "keywords" like "immigration reform", and "health care" when they actually mean is, "give us your poor, your illegal, you uninsured.... and give us your vote. Because once we're in, we'll forget you even exist, like we always have.

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  9. Richard Brewer/Michigan

    I voted in Michigan but my vote doesn't count...why? Because the National Democratic Committee said we voted too early. Could this be a Republican Swift Boat again? Don't we ever learn as Democrats?

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  10. mike78

    Enough with the celebrity shots – I don't need to see Rob Reiner for the 50th time. And could this Hollywood crowd control its applause just a bit.

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

    We,Canadians are watching closely in this very important debate and who wins affects us on the norther side of the border. I am more driven on Hillary's approach to question and she is not aggressive in answering questions as the other candidate but she answers graciously but with deeper meaning and realistic approach to the solutions to the issues being brought in at the table..

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

    Has either one of you talked to any construction contractors? Apparently not. If you take the time to do so, you will find out that american staffed contracting firms do not get the jobs when competeting with illigal latino staffed contractors. It is a matter of finance.

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

    I am a serviceman and very proud to serve, but feel we need a trusted leader that can manage the country.
    How can Ms. Clinton manage the country when she can't manage her husband.
    During his stint as President he had at least 4 documented op's I did it again with someone else but my wife.
    Why does this question not get ask?

    Mick

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

    She has said that "joke" several times before in other interviews. Too bad Obama can't kick it into gear. Hillary is better with details but that's what advisors are all about.

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

    The Bush's Economic Stimulus package gives China a $145B PAY RAISE. Congratulations America!!

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

    How refreshing to hear intelligent candidates.. either would make a great leader... Can we move up the election and get rid of Bush!!!

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

    It would really be nice, after all of the rumors flying around, if someone would come right out and ask Senator Obama about his allegiance to our flag, or lack thereof. It is time to clear it up and let him answer for himself.

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

    Only Hillary can unite the Republicans.....Obama is more electable!

    January 31, 2008 09:16 pm at 9:16 pm |
  19. Felix (Miami)

    A question for those candidates:

    What would be your policy about Venezuela? President Chavez is becoming more dangerous in the continent. What you will do?

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

    Hillary or Obama? I like them both. The only bad thing, people don't realize how the Republican pundits will chew Hillary and Bill and spit them out. It's a shame that conservative attack machines are out there, but they are there in force and all of them have their own shows.

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

    Talking abotu electability I doubt Hillary can get any republican votes when it comes to it . But Obama can.

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

    lol @ the Ron Paul sign. They are ubiquitous.

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

    Hilary – great comment about needing another Clinton to clean up after a Bush ... HOWEVER – you needed to seize the opportunity to clearly state that YOU are NOT your husband, and YOU will be your own president. Many voters (including myself) are most concerned about re-electing Bill. I want to know that you will run the show and I don't want to see Bill for another years.

    Bill needs to get over himself.

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

    How about Wolf going after Obama like... well – a wolf... Guess it isn't called the Clinton News Network for nothing.

    God she just looks so smug – makes me ill...

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

    How scripted is Hillary? Lies Lies Liar Liar pants on fire.

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