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. Nick

    Wolf Blitzer needs to stop trying to insert "swipes" into this conversation. These Jerry Springer tactics are shameful, and make a mockery of whatever professionalism CNN pretends to have.

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

    They must have had an agreement to be each other's VP!! This is what I have been hoping for. It is too obvious; they have had some soort of agreement!

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

    Clinton seem to be more informed and more commanding

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

    SHUT UP HILLARY!!!!! Why is she allowed to talk on and on and on. This is ridiculous!

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

    if hillary gets the nomination, the hard core christian coalition/neo-cons will be out in droves. Carl Rove is allready predicting hillarys nomination and is preparing the right wing machine against the clintons. we as democrats need someone in the white house that will bring in moderates, independents and republicans. hillary does a great job in the senate, she can stay there.

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

    More moderating, less instigating Wolf!

    January 31, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  7. Fred Jones

    I am so glad that both candidates are staying away from all the bs mud slinging. What I want to know from Sen Obama is why does he have a problem saluting our flag???? I really have a problem with that.

    January 31, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  8. Jeff - PA

    Why doesn't Blitzer keep his comments to himself, and just moderate?

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

    How can you be the "candidate who can bring change" if you've been in Washington for 15 years and the ways of Washington haven't significantly improved in that time?

    The comparisons should be: What did each of them do in their respective FIRST TERM in the senate?

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

    She spearheaded a fed. gov. relief package of 21.4 billion ... she called that package the proudest moment of her life ! ! ! ! ! !

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

    What are the odds of a Clinton/obama orObama/CLinton

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

    Hillary can't commit to ending the war? WOW! GO OBAMA GO!

    January 31, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  13. Chicago2

    Obama for President! Clinton for Vice-President! They'd kick those Republican's butts!!!! =)

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

    Obama! Obama! Obama!

    He is so smart and articulate.

    Careful as we were careless going in!

    Yes!

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

    I think Obama is all talk. And what has Obama done of great importance since he's been an Illinois Senator compared to what Senator Clinton has done?
    And since Obama doesn't support the war...what happens on day one if Obama gets elected we have another terrorist attack our country, then what Obama, what would you do? Shrink back and do nothing?

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

    Good statement Hillary.

    Clinton, Obama – That is the Ticket!

    January 31, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  17. MARIA 2325

    GO HILLARY!! , YOU ARE DOING GREAT , YOU ARE SHOWING REALISTIC PLANS

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

    Do either Obama or Clinton have a clue about National Defense? No

    January 31, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  19. michael olesak

    clinton ahead. appears to have a clearer grasp of issues. mike olesak, new jersey

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

    Clinton is providing plans for health care and the steps her administration will take to solve the illegal immigration problem. With the immigration question, she finally acknowledged the concerns of American citizens and workers. It seems someone is finally acknowledging the feelings of those American citizens opposed to illegal immigration. Obama is stumbling over his answers, touting Ted Kennedy's name too many times, and is giving vague answers and generalities. Obama is trying to bait Hillary with attacks and Hillary is not engaging him but instead is answering the questions given her. Clinton is presenting herself as the candidate who has a plan for leading America into a new day.

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

    I think it is clear from tonight's debate so far – both candidates can leverage common ground and build concensus. I also think it is clear that Senator Clinton has a better command of real solutions, not just rhetoric. Senator Clinton can beat John McCain OR Mitt Romney. What about a Clinton-Obama ticket?

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

    What a great time for us all. I am not against Hillary–just for Barack! Perception is a funny thing...Barack looks focused to me, not nervous. The military answer was great...Hillary is boring me now...

    January 31, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  23. Whitney for Obama in St. Louis

    Obama will end the mindset of the war. He will clearly be able to lead us out of war and into peace with other nations. Hillary what are you talking about? Your argument is to complicated about Iraq. You loss me. Get to the point.

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

    Wolf, stop trying to create drama by attempting to pit Clinton and Obama against one another. Americans are tired of drama and division. We are interested in ideas. If we wanted to watch fabricated drama, we'd tune in to SURVIVOR.

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

    Senator Clinton is my choice for President(Florida will get it right this time) ! She has my vote!

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