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. Jimbo

    If a person really think about it. There is no way to reduce health costs.

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  2. Chris

    Yeah i agree bada ling every time one of them talk or say some thing that some agree with they clap. Get over it and stop swaying the public opinion!

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  3. kelly

    Hillary is out talking Obama. Obama is talking but not saying much

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  4. Jules

    Hillary is a mud slinger with that last comment about both Bushes. I am a dem but that last statement even though true wasn't necessary. Her answers are all what she has said before, nothing new. It is refreshing to hear Obama speak with fresh new ideas. She had her chance, she even said she worked on health care over the 8 years that Bill was in the whitehouse...yeah..so..why didn't you make it happen then? Go Obama we need change...Clinton's have been there and really didn't do much for the African Americans during that time. All show to get into office then no action.

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  5. Andrew

    I "debated" with myself about whether or not to watch this debate tonight. I'm so sick of the debates. So I tuned in late (9PM eastern time), and I'm sitting here thinking: "Wow, we have the two most intelligent, well-spoken, professional candidates in the race". I'm proud to be a Democrat, and although I think Obama is by far the best candidate, I would support Hillary should she end up being the nominee.

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  6. Tim

    I will not be voting for either Clinton or Obama, but I love politics so here I am. I give Clinton big style points on what she said before the break.."it looks like it will take another Clinton to clean up after another Bush." I disagree with everything she stands for but that line is great for our 24/7/365 sound bite hungry media

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  7. Lois Lane

    Obama is full of "we shoulds. but he never says how "we should" do it.

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  8. kjlund

    I really wish we could move beyond talk of the accomplishments of Bill Clinton's administration – Hillary talks about being judged on her "own merits" but keeps hitting us over the head with all of the statistics from Bill's time in office. Enough please.

    Go Obama!

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

    Why don't they ask Hillary about Bill's groveling for substantial amounts of money from foreign interests - just revealed today. And, how that affects our foreign policy. Apparently, what he did is contra to our policy!

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  10. cindy

    Wow. I am so glad we are having a debate about issues and are talking about how different we are from the Republicans. Two great candidates. The democratic party is alive and well.

    Hillary is stronger on the issues, though, and gets my vote.

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  11. Gabe

    Im 24 yrs old and this is actually the first time that ive shown interest in politics. Following what both candidates have to say and offer for this country and i have to say that it is exciting and it is in fact catching the attention of new people just like myself. I do not have or take any sides but i do respect the ideas that both candidates have.

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  12. Tobey

    Having a civil rights attorney in the white house to stir things up sounds like a great idea. Voted for Edwards in NH and undecided right now but leaning towards Obama.

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  13. ngdoc

    So we will abandon the Iraqis like Bill did to the Somolis

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  14. rick

    I'm glad that Ralph Nader is going to run. Not much to choose from with these two.

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  15. Eddie

    That whole another Clinton to clean up after another Bush BS only speaks to the fact that she feels that the Presidency is somehow owed to her! I am so sick of The Clintons and The Bushes! Enough already!

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

    GO Hillary!!! You're on fire tonight....keep up the good work. You have my vote...

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

    Every single illegal immigrant is breaking the law by beeing here.
    We won't have to deport them, they will go home if we cut off services and stop hiring those without documentation.

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  18. Max

    I have been leaning toward Obama up till now, but I must say, I think Hillary has been doing very well tonight. Barrack has been dodging questions and giving fuzzy, unsubstantial answers. Hillary has been much more direct, quick, and on the ball. In any case, the future looks bright because we all know one of these two will be the next president!

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  19. jason

    I don't understand how she can hate someone like she does with Bush and then want to take care of everyone in the US with healthcare. By the way, how did the state wide healthcare plan in CA go?

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  20. BamaGirl

    Pulling the troops out of Iraq will not be as easy as she makes it seem. I fear another 9/11

    January 31, 2008 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  21. William Bennett, Chicago

    Its a shame Hillary is winning this debate. If she is the candidate, the republicans (likely Mccain) will win easily.

    January 31, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  22. Steve (Atlanta)

    Through the years we have had male president's and see what we got.....let the woman have a chance.

    January 31, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  23. sajo

    Will someone from NOW ask why did Hillary co-sponsored a bill that would allow a pharmacist to refuse filling a birth control prescription? This was at the time when she was triangulating with Rick Santorum, kissing up to the religious right

    January 31, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  24. Jody

    Obama is not ready to be President of the United States. On the other hand, I'm not sure Hillary would represent all Americans accuratelly.

    January 31, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  25. john

    barack's line about mitt romney business sense re his campaign was great!

    January 31, 2008 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
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