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. Lorraine

    This ex-Wisconsinite is voting for OBAMA in California...

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

    Go OBAMA!!!!!! So much more poised, down to earth, and truthful than Hillary. She has to 'act' cordial tonight versus Obama who has risen above low down dirty tactics all along. Go OBAMA!!!!!!!

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

    As a life long Republican voter, I want to weigh in here with what my friends and I think of the race this year.
    At a meeting yesterday we reached the following conclusion, unanimously as it turned out.
    We will either vote for Obama, or we will vote for the Republican contender.
    As a group we want to see the country take a step forward, not back to the Clintons or Bush' or any of their ilk and following. We all regret our votes for Bush, or varying reasons. McCain will likely throw gasoline on the oil fire that the middle east has become and Romney would grind middle America even further under the boots of the corporate captains who are moving our jobs overseas and allowing the migration of illegals to do the jobs that physically cant be done overseas.
    The Republican party sold us out to the corporations and the Clintons will sell anything out to anyone for a political advantage.
    I do not think we are alone among republicans. We see the positive changes that Obama would bring to out-weigh the negative.
    Hillary Clinton is the only candidate that would push us back to McCain or Romney or any of the other 2nd tier candidates.

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

    What a difference the West Coast makes? This debate is a far cry from the debate in Myrtle Beach!

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

    I am seeing a Hillary/Obama ticket or maybe a Obama/Hillary ticket?

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

    How does a presidential canidate like Senetor Obama admit to using drugs. I have a 17 year old at home... how will I keep him away from using drugs when someone with a high status like the Senetor has admitted to using them himself?

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

    If Sen. Clinton is elected President., what would Bill's title be? First Husband? First Gentleman? whaaat???

    January 31, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  8. dianne c. los angeles

    most interesting debate we have seen in years

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

    Hillary has been so calculating and manipulative. Obama.

    Obama.

    Obama.

    Obama.

    Obama.

    Obama is doing so well tonight!!!! No more dynastic politics.

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

    I want to know what is going to be done about gas prices? I want to know what is the future of our ecconomy? I can barely live off the amount of money I make and I can barely afford to put gas in my car. What is the plan for both canidates?

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

    why can't Hillary answer the the questions strait up and not run off the subject

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

    How does a democratic president affect our military and financial support of Israel?

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

    seniors on Social Security for many years have been in financial stress trying to meet their bills
    would you eliminate the earnings limitation caps imposed on seniors collecting their intitlements giving seniors a beeter quality of life

    January 31, 2008 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  14. mike (iowa)

    I will say this, Clinton is a good old school politician...she is good at playing the political game in this primary...but she's not a uniter, she isn't going to pull independents (which I am)....she's no Obama.

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

    They are FINALLY having a debate where we can see the minute, but clear, differences they have on policy, for people who havent made up their mind, this should be the basis, who most meets what I expect.

    With that being said would someone please tell Wolf Blitzer to SHUT UP and stop saying "Senator Clinton that was a clear swipe at you" every time Senator Obama makes a point.

    Thus far, Obama gets my vote.

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

    Change will do little good without the experience to bring about change. Obama needs to run in another eight years, then he'll be experienced enough to have earned my vote.

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

    I want to know if either of them plans to cut the military once the war in Iraq is "over"....

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

    Bush has really made a mess of this country! Go Democrats. I am glad that we have two strong candidates.

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

    If either one of these people get elected President it will be a disaster for the country. Within two years the economy will be in shambles and our enemies will be knocking at our door. It is truly frightening.

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

    Wow!!! Will Barack get to speak????

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

    What will Hillary do to prove she can control the White House when her last stay ended up being a complete disaster in terms of knowing what's happening inside the walls. Her stay almost yielded only the second President being kicked out of office. WE DON"T NEED ANOTHER CLINTON in the White House.

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

    Potus + VP, but which?

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

    Hillary makes a good Senator... but that doesn't mean she makes a good President. She doesn't make a good leader, she doesn't motivate and inspire people to get involved, to give.

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

    I believe it will take a Clinton to get us out of the mess we are in now...
    I am so proud of Hillary

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

    My heart says Obama, but my head says Clinton, I'm truly torn

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