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. believr

    i love them both - how refreshing to hear actual answers to the questions! what a change from last night's debate! America we need to unite behind whchever of these candidates is the nominee. They WILL bring changes! They are both right and so much better than the alternative There is hope for America!

    January 31, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  2. Jackson

    I look forward to the next 8 years of peace and prosperity! Hillary Clinton, along with Barack Obama will take us there!

    January 31, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  3. Sam

    It takes more than being a good motivational speaker to be president. It takes experience. Hillary has it hands down! America wake up and don't be taken for another ride. We can't afford another mistake like what was made when bush was elected twice!

    January 31, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  4. CB

    Hillary Clinton sure talks and talks alot. It just seems that Barack is not allowed nearly as much time.

    January 31, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  5. Lynn Cappelli

    Hillary.....a scripted politico. And I for one, would never vote for
    her ever. I am a democrat and TIRED, so TIRED of her two-faced
    answers. Please don't start crying Mrs. Clinton.
    Thank you.
    Signed: a 53 yr-old DEMOCRAT from NYC

    January 31, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  6. Linlo

    Uh Uh.....Hillary stumbling over herself on Iraq – answer the question!

    January 31, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  7. steve

    I am trying to decide which one of these I am going to support. They should be debate between themselves, not them and Bush.

    January 31, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  8. volunteers4Obama

    Careful getting out as careless as were getting in

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

    all this wonkiness is her turf. she wins tonight, she wins on tuesday, and she's in our family room for at least 4 years

    January 31, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  10. u w gustavseb

    McCain for President

    January 31, 2008 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  11. dt

    Stop with the Bush Bashing already. . . especially Hilliary. . . . Give us some new information about how you would make us better.

    And

    How can Hilliary be proud of Bills years in the White House. . . yea. . .real proud. . .hello. . . . impeachment???

    January 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  12. Jon

    The real question that all of us must face is who between the 2 of these people are the most electable against McCain or Romney. Obama has more charisma and more original ideas. Bill will be telling Hillary what to do. Who in the world would want to be the VP with Hillary as the president? Bill will be the VP.

    January 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  13. Debbie

    If both candidates are for change, what changes have they done since they became senators? Everybody knows that the president is just a fugure-head and the Senate in the House of Representatives do the real work. So why have they failed?

    January 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  14. bronko91

    A Clinton cleaned up from the first Bush and we need another Clinton to clean from this Bush has to be the best comment of the entire election.

    January 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  15. POD

    Two sides of the same coin. They did more agreeing than debating. What a terrific team Hilery and Obma would make on the same ticket.

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

    just before the 2nd break, hillary gave a nice speech about how it may take a clinton to clean up again, but she didn't really answer the question. that being, HOW can she bring about change ?

    I wish someone would say at the end of her long winded speech, "okay, but you didn't answer the question".

    the fact is she will NOT be an agent of change because ALL the republicans she will need to work with will see "another clinton". Only Obama can bring that kind of real change.

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

    As a Canadian who lived in Washington, D.C. during part of the Kennedy era and has always loved America and followed its politics I have to tell you that my gut reaction is – My American friends if you want the same- old with tweeking, vote for Hillary, if you want JFK-like leadership and real change vote for Obama.Are you up for it? It's been a long time......get back your pride.
    God Bless America.
    Bob Fournier

    January 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  18. vIRGIE sMITH

    I THINK THE AUDIEMCE APPLAUSE AND CHEERS ARE VERY

    DISRUPTIVE........i WOULD HAVE LIKED THE COMMENTATOR TO

    HAVE STOPPED THE AUDIENCE FROM THEIR DEMONSTRATIONS

    SO THAT WE CAN LISTEN AND HEAR THE QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

    WITHOUT SOMEONE TRYING TO SWAY OUR OPINIONS BEFORE WE CAN

    EVEN HEAR THE DEBUT ON THE SUBJECTS....

    IT IS ALMOST AS THOUGH SOMEONE HAD PACKED THE HALL. WITH THEIR

    OWN SUPPORTERS.

    January 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  19. Mark A. Voytas

    My dislike and distrust of Senator Hillary Clinton is so much more solidified after tonight's debate.

    1. Has Senator Clinton ANSWERED any question? NO! Listen to the replay on CNN. NO question was answered.

    Wise up America! Vote this woman out of the public arena. It is your future and our children's future at stake. Can you honestly say to your kids that Senator Clinton is a role model?

    PLEASE VOTE FOR ANY CANDIDATE OTHER THAN SENATOR CLINTON.

    Ask any owner of a small business if any of Senator Clinton's policies are good for them. None will react positively. Why is this important? These small business owners write you a paycheck each week!!!! Think about it!

    January 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  20. Carolyn Miller

    These TWO candidates make me proud to be a DEMOCRAT!!! WOW!!! What a debate! What unity!

    January 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  21. Nate in NOLA

    Hillary cannot commit to ending the war. Obama commits to this. That's a clear difference.

    January 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  22. ILIJA MALINKOV

    Great men with great and originals ideas wiling to solve many issues concerning this country for long time. I hope that words you saying now it`s real and our future will be much brighter.

    January 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  23. Craig from Seattle WA

    The urgent crowds out the important. The 2 most important issues of the 21st century are Global Warming and Nuclear Terrorism. I'd love to hear the candidates address these long term and ultimately most important issues.

    I'm impressed how respectful the candidates have been of each other.

    January 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  24. keith carey

    Go OBAMA you are owning ! Hillary is copying you , as usual.

    January 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  25. cindy

    All their plans sound well and good but which one of them is going to put their money where their mouth is???????????

    January 31, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
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