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. Kerry Dolan

    Keep the positive tone – No sniping and a democratic love-in is good for them both. The republicans looked like schoolchildren last night – McCain in particular. I don't want our party to look like that!

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  2. Kenneth Daniels

    This debate has started off like they are buddy buddy. That is far from the reality of there relationship. Let's get down to Bussiness.

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

    he talks a lot – but never details his plans

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

    So far all I'm hearing from Obama is more rhetoric and the same comments he's made time and again.

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  5. Hurricane Jeff

    Hillary is known for her "bold" statements. I think she will back Obama into a corner and get the upper hand in this debate. She is ruthless.

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  6. Denise P Quinton

    HILARY IS SO INFECTIOUS, INTELLIGENT, AND GOD KNOWS SHOULD BE THE NEXT LEADER OF OUR GREAT NATION........GO GET THEM HILARY.
    OBAMA SHOULD QUIT HIS NO NONSENSE RHETORIC

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  7. Left Coast

    Reason we're in mortgage mess...people seeking to lead lifestyles beyond their means (a common problem among Americans).

    They need to accept some responsibility and quit putting all the blame on bankers.

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

    I think they both came out and brought there best stuff.

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  9. Gerry Ohlson

    We need health care not health insurance!

    It's too bad that the best candidate, John Edwards, has left the scene.

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

    Keep it up, Obama – you're doing fine, and keep emphasizing that you were agains this phoney was from the get-go!

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

    What a team! Finally they are working together against the Republicans. Let's hope it stays this way. Can't we have both of them in office?

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

    I would really like to know who each would choose as their running mate.

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

    Senator Obama doesn't get it. Uninsured Americans are uninsured because they can't pay for it. The insurance cost is too high. American needs a single payor system paid by the tax structure. Get with it, Obama.

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

    They both are doing a good job. I'm tired of the media pitting them against each other and stirring up stuff that just isn't there. Negativity sells. Pay attention to what the media and current administration are doing. Listen to the issues, make decisions and then vote.

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

    anyone else notice that he never gives specifics in any answer.....glaring generalities......can't run a country on glaring generalities.

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

    Mrs. Clinton does not realize that CHOICE is an American virtue, how will you MANDATE healthcare – criminalize those who choose not to carry it, garnish wages, increased taxes, jail? Mr. Obama has a plan that makes healthcare accessible to everyone.

    January 31, 2008 08:18 pm at 8:18 pm |
  17. Mark McMillan

    I hope CNN asks better questions than last night's joke... I mean debate.

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

    Barack is adapting and after Hillary gave a fairly canned, nonspecific overview of issues, he spoke about real people he's encountered...let's see if Hillary can change on the go!

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

    another 8 years of bill clinton is the last thing this country needs.
    GO OBAMA!!!

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

    I see Obama writes with his left hand. Does that mean anything ?

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

    these 2 make me want to vomit. hillary is disgusting. she wants to turn this country into a soviet nation.

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

    What a great debate. Opening statements and first answers on the mark. Barack is a statesman.

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

    that obama is part of the crooked daley machine. do you want mayor daley to run washington, after all his son patrick is going to jail for theft, conspiracy and income tax evasion

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

    great start for hillary. obama didn't really answer the last question. obama- universal healthcare is needed.

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  25. southrngrl

    Barack doing well. If you listen to both of them talk. It's easy to make a decision - Barack is the only real agent of change in this race.

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
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