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. Mike

    why is my comment waiting on moderation when others have clearly been posted after mine and have not?

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  2. kelley

    Hillary is a supporter of corporations first with a "trickle down" mentality.

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  3. Ben

    I think Hillary Clinton is clearly the stronger candidate in this race. She has the experience and knowledge to provide the kind of strong leadership that this country clearly needs. Go Hillary, you have my vote!

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  4. Anna

    Hillary has actual answers for our problems, not "visions and hope and "change" VERY sick of the word CHANGE... what? do they think we all want the same thing for the next 4 years? Yes we will have a change in the white house, that said...
    I think Clinton has real answers and real soulutions. I think that personal debt is the bottom line problem in this country. Everyone ran out and got a "Mcmansion" for thousands more than they could afford, piling up personal debt. Could they ask a question about the federal reserve and interest rates, and personal debt ?
    I think my vote just went to Hillary.... Alan Greenspan's book adresses how each president delt with the federal reserve. How will each of these canidates deal with the federal reserve?

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  5. Clinton

    Obama is not President material. Look at the way he holds himself. He may be come across as eloquent but his speech patterns and the way he holds himself evokes nervousness. He is not in position to meet with world leaders. His naivity and wilingness to meet and negotiate with the seven most evil leaders in the world will make the Democratic party and his candidacy weak and vulnerable in this next election, not to mention put our country in jeopardy should he get elected. Hillary has my vote. As a male, I think it is time for our party to deliver and promote a candidate that is not only female but one who has a lifetime of experience which will make her an effective leader on the issues that our country desperately needs at this time.

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  6. Philip

    Obama seems to be stuttering a lot tonight. He is not his typical "smoothness".
    Hillary is pure perfection and addressing the issues. Her message is very clear.

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  7. scott

    WOW sounds like obama, is trying to ride on RON PAUL's coat tails on the war !!!

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  8. keith, PA

    Are we watching the same debate? Obama is clearly the best choice for President. Clear, concise and direct answers. 8 Years of the Clintons was enough. Go Obama!!!!

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

    You know, I came into this thinking Obama, but Clinton is doing a fantastic job... Her policies (when we get them) seem well thought out, multifaceted and very well communicated.

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  10. Justin Mills

    I love how great Hillary is at avoiding the question.

    23 CA

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  11. rose h.sweeney

    GOOD DEBATE!

    PERSONALLY, THE INMIGRATION ISSUE IS WHAT WE LEGAL HISPANICS ARE PAYING ATTENTION TO. I JUST WOULD LIKE TO SEE EITHER MRS. HILLARY OR MR. OBAMA TO RECOGNIZE THAT THERE ARE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS IN TAXES BEING PAID EVERY YEAR TO THE IRS OFFICE BY ILLEGAL INMIGRANTS UNDER THE "TAX ID PROGRAM" .THIS IS WITH THE HOPE THAT IN THE FUTURE THEY WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO QUALIFIED FOR A LEGAL STATUS.

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  12. XXO

    Wolf is trying to stir it up. STOP IT! Finally an issued base dialogue, so Wolf chill.

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  13. Jeff, Rathdrum ID

    Wolf just go bow down and kiss Clinton foot, and you are so biased!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  14. Curt

    Civil debate – but Obama is right about looking forward, rather than dynastic continuance.

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  15. Leanne

    For Both:

    As the nation is cultivating a new generation of voters, how will you as the President of the USA revolutionize the diverse cultures into a "One nation under GOD" perspective when it relates to equal rights issues?

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  16. karol

    It seems like Wolfe B. is for Clinton. I hate that he shows his bias.

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  17. Tamara

    experience builds good judgment. i just can't believe people would overlook that for a "hands across America" moment.

    to the folks who advocate a Clinton/O'Bama ticket – who would be on top 😉 ? the sad thing is, reports state they hate each other too much to do it. that would be the dream, however. Clinton as Pres, O'Bama as vice for 8 years, then O'Bama for 8 years. i could really get behind that!

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

    QUIT the love fest GIVE ME ANSWERS...Subsidies=tax...say it and be truthful with me...Washington double talk continues..

    January 31, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  19. Teacher4Obama

    What is this – a dinner party? Hilary's comment "we are having such a good time." TOO FUNNY!!! It is nice to see how civil this conversation is – the Democrats make me proud this year!!!

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

    Both look terrific. However, I loved Hillary's statement that it took a Clinton to clean up after the first Bush, and it will take a Clinton to clean up after the second Bush. Go Hillary!

    January 31, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  21. Bill Clinton

    Wish I were there to inject some good ol' boy bile, dang!

    January 31, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  22. Herb

    The presidents number one job is to run the military to protect the United States of America. Not to promote socialized health care or kiss a forgein governments butt, including Mexico.

    I had hopes for both Hillary and Obama because I'm quite certain the next president will be a Democrat.

    However, this isn't a debate-It's a ridiculous feel good democrat rally. Nothing of substance–what a shame.

    January 31, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  23. K Bauer

    why is evryone elso the problem and Israel never seems to take any blame.... lets see ...Wolf Blitzer.

    January 31, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  24. kris dawson

    i just want to say to both of them how can you clean up someone else house if yours is not clean america is backwards it seems like in america you have to make at lease 16 dollars an hours just to live how can they change that.

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

    They are both awesome. HOWEVER, Obama heals....Hillary stabs at old sores, unfortunately. WHO IS MORE ELECTIBLE? I'm getting flashbacks of Newt Gingrich style congress...stalemate! LET'S LOOK AT BIG PICTURE!

    January 31, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
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