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. Tom

    Obama, since you said you want to end the war. Why did you vote to fund it in the U.S. Senate?

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  2. ta

    There goes Barack again..."I was against the war from the beginning." What else do you offer?

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  3. Krystle

    and if yall would remember, when Hillary was asked if she ever planned to run for President she said no, time and time again, and now, she has gone against her word and is running....

    how is she qualified to run for President? she has NO military experience, she has no concept of military strategy or the consequences of what will happen if we remove our troops from Iraq.....

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  4. Joan

    Oh yes, it takes Clinton to clean up after the second Bush, AND the second Bush was in the office for 8 years, doing double the dammage of the first Bush. It will take 2 Clintons to clean up after that.

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  5. bukk

    to Carolyn Miller......I bet u weren't saying that last week when they were throwing knives at each other. where were you then...?

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  6. Dan Sherren

    This is NOT a debate. This is an interview at best! CNN is NOT helping decide who to vote for using this approach. This so-called 'debate' is a weak attempt at the real thing. In the interest of your career Wolf, I suggest you opt out of conducting these in the future if this is your idea of a debate.

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  7. S Jay

    Hillary is filibustering. Well, not technically, but she needs to stop talking and SAY something.

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  8. Jon W

    ASK HILLARY CLINTON THIS: Did Bill Clinton write that line for you? (It took a Clinton to clean up after the first Bush. It might take a Clinton to clean up after the second one.)

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

    Great answer on Iraq from Obama – Hillary cannot contend with him on foreign policy the way Obama can hang with her on Healthcare.

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  10. gr

    How interesting that we are hearing more out of Obama's mouth than "change", however he still falls short on substance.

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  11. M.D.

    Barack Rocks!!! He is just what we need!! New Blood

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  12. TS

    THANK YOU OBAMA!!! Finally someone brings up the fact that he has to beat a Republican as well- not just sway democrats. How can Clinton win the more liberal democrats that Obama could?

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  13. Florence campbell

    hillarys blowing his doors off

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  14. AL

    A more civilized debate than the last one.

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  15. Rollison

    Cleaning up after the 2nd bush has been overused! She has said that over and over again. Get a new line.

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

    i think they both have a lot of potential and it would defenetly make a difernece to this country to have the first woman president or first africanamerican president in my case i would love to see obama in the white house as the leader of our country

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  17. Jason

    Go Barrack. Great answer to ending the war in IRAQ

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

    Obama, talks in such verbose ways! tell us how obama! how are you going to do everything you say! I don't want words I want actions!

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  19. Jessica

    My question to the Obama and Clinton would be their view on Global Warming and the perceived environmental crisis throughout the world. a) Do you believe there is such a phenomenon? b) What do you plan to do within the US to reduce our carbon and greenhouse gas emissions? Carbon tax? Carbon cut-off? c) How would you employ the rest of the world (especially China and Japan) in lowering their own emissions and researching more?

    ...Why shouldn't these gas companies (who amazingly still manage to turn $40 and $50 billion in profit in recent years) be required to spend X-amount on researching more efficient automobiles, etc.???

    I haven't heard near enough on the environment from ANY candidate...what's the use in fixing the economy, healthcare, court systems, etc. if there is NO PLANET EARTH to live on...no plants, no animals, extreme heat, extreme cold, extreme weather...I'm ashamed at the world's wastefulness and carelessness on the beautiful planet we are priveleged to inhabit alongside millions of more beautiful and interesting creatures...PRAISE GOD!! I'm just thankful I was born 22 yrs. ago as opposed to 30-50 years from now!

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  20. matt

    obama is excelent, he has my vote, I don't like Hillary, America need change and a new politic !!!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  21. Joey

    We don't negociate with terrorists...

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

    The pundits were wrong in New Hampshire and they will be wrong again on Tuesday... OBAMA FOR AMERICA!!!

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

    Obama, hands down. Never supported this war in the first place. Never would have. Lead us home.

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  24. Ciji Portis

    Obama had a great answer!

    January 31, 2008 09:23 pm at 9:23 pm |
  25. jeremy williams

    Haven't the democrats had control in congress for the last 3 years and have they promoted any change NOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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