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. Patty

    Love watching the debates, but I hate Obama's finger motions. When did it start to be okay to point everytime you talk. I would love to tie his hands together and see if he could talk.

    January 31, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  2. BWP3000

    The Democrat Debate is once again a snoozer. CNN with their liberal bias will not ask the candidates the hard questions! See how Wolf Blitzer was persistent against Obama on not answering a paticular question, but Hillary just has to give her usual fluff answers with no questioning from Blitzer!!! I cannot wait to have a Democrat in office ruin the economy, our wonderful progress in Iraq, and most of all OUR COUNTRY!!! GO HILLARY AND OBAMA!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  3. kathleen Lien

    I believe financial aid should be made available to so many U.S. citizens who want to attend colleges or universities. It is cumbersome and extremely expensive and interest added is compounded from the date of origin. It seems there is more effort being made to educate the illegal aliens than there is to help our own children many of whom will never be able to realize their dreams.

    January 31, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  4. Fort Valley State University

    Georgia for Barack Obama

    January 31, 2008 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  5. Debbie , Cinna NJ

    I was a Republican who can't stand Bush and has been waiting for 8 years to get him out.. But Bush is not the whole Republican party ...there are moderates out there who can get things done and be the best at National security unlike or Hillary or Obama.... Mac is Back!!!!

    Hillary at least knows what she is talking about...Obama is just about good rhetoric...this is not American Idol folks.... we need someone who knows what the heck they are doing......we need a SERIOUS candidate, not someone who knows how to talk good or tell great jokes...

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  6. laurie

    Good answer on Iraq, Obama. Well thought out and right! You show the sound judgment we need.

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  7. Barbara

    All I can think of when I see you (Hillary) being President is "What will Bill be doing" He will have a lot of time on his hands. We all know that this isn't good. This could be distracting for you while you are trying to run our country. You shouldn't talk about President Bush and irresponsiblity.

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  8. nick

    They should get together pres and v.p, THEY WOULD WIN !

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

    But neither candidate – Rep or Dem – has addressed the concern and handling of the troops once they RETURN. There are a ton of logistics issues involved and the state of the Veterans Affairs Administration is in shambles ...

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  10. Jeff

    Clinton is just being honest and realistic

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  11. ELVIS in N. VA

    i think Hillary is a little too liberal for the national presidential election. Her plans seem to spend, spend, spend. Obama is also liberal but i think he is a little more centered. Both Obama and Hillary need a way to reach to the moderates to ensure a democrat victory. They are going to have to work with republicans when one of them reaches the oval office.

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  12. Bonnie

    I am a couple of years older than Hillary. Her time is over, she is too old for our country at this time. She doesn't have have any engery and doesn't speak to the next generation.

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  13. antoinettevigilante

    In my opinion--Hillary's experience by far outshines Barack. I want a leader who has the experience and knows how to lead.

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  14. Maggie

    Put both of them in the White House. They're both fabulous. I have a 4 yr. old grandson that would make a better President than the one we have now.

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  15. Kevin McNulty

    Hilliary and Barack,

    What in your background qualities you to be commander in chief since you have NO miliary experience and therefore do not understand military strategy?

    Kevin McNulty

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

    Hillary did not answer question about her secret health plan meetings in 1992 ( Supreme Court said these were illegal). Also, Hillary supported Goldwater in 1964...the same Goldwater who opposed the Civil Rights Act. She 's for her own power and will say anything to get it. I think tonite's civility is forced and phony, they don't like each other so why not have an honest heated argument , that's how we get to see the real people.

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  17. Courtney

    ending the mindset that got us into war!! great point by Obama

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  18. Aurelia Dexter

    Senator Clinton said tonight we should help our neighbors south of the border create more jobs for their own people. I wonder how many more jobes do we send them and still have jobs here?

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  19. Linda

    Obama is correct on health care.

    I like his answer on how we get out of Iraq...with thoughtful care.
    Like his remark on the mindset that got us into this war.

    We can't afford to have Bubba in the White House with his huge personality and giant ego. How will she be able to control him? Who would want to be Vice President?

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

    gREAT ANSWETR OBAMA, CHANGE OCCURS INTHE MIND!!!!!wOW

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  21. Steve

    Is Bill Clinton healthy? Imagine Hillary in White House without Bill.

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

    Great answer from Obama on the war. Perhaps he can gain some momentum. No clear winners yet.

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  23. Ephraim

    Obama is fascinating and will certainly bring a fresh perspective in Washington.

    January 31, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  24. ceelee

    sorry but an administration can only drive abortions underground or keep them safe.

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  25. Tyler ( Atlanta )

    I like Obama and his opinions about the war. But do you just turn the other cheek after 9/11???

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
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