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. Judy

    For all of you Hillary fans. Of course she is a clear talker, that was her and Bill's strong point s. The dazzled the American public for 8 years while Osama Bin Ladin got stronger.

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

    I am glad that the candidates are being respectful of eachother.
    I feel strongly that Clinton has much more experience, is obviously extremely intelligent, and has the foreign policy experience to be the very best candidate to be the President of the United States in 2008!

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  3. Rollison

    Hillarys judgement is TERRIBLE

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  4. Bob

    Flip flop, flip flop, Hillary is for the war and now claims she wasn't ...

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  5. Derek, Jersey Shore

    Here is Hillary's crippling question. She needs to stand up to this Iraq issue!

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  6. Victoria

    CNN ~ You need to have Blitzer stop making this out to be a battle and trying to fan a fire – We want a debate with issues and answers – not your network trying to make this out to be a bickering match instead of "the people" being able to hear the issues and answers so we can make our decision on a president.

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  7. d. johnson

    Hillary has da spotlight!

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  8. BOB


    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  9. Penny Tucson

    This is the most adult, professional, intellegent debate I have ever seen. I have seen 30 years of debates and these two are pros...........I have my preference but would be thrilled with either one. What a team they would make.

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  10. ed stone

    It's not as much fun for the media if it's not a cat fight.

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  11. S Jay

    Hard-hitting questions. This is riveting.

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  12. Rosie

    I'm a second Generation Mexican – American and Proud !! I agree with Obama on the Immigration Issue. We have so many Homeless Americans due to the closing of so many American Factories. People are complaining now because so many Mexicans are taking our jobs but yet we buy American Products that are made in Mexico!!! If the American Factory owner's were to pay the Mexican People at least half of what an American would work for in the United States Factories then maybe the Mexican wouldn't come here looking for jobs that the American people find themselves above doing . Yet they enjoy the homes and office buildings that they live in and work in not to mention the fruits and vegetables they eat and their clean homes because the Mexicans will build and they will pick those veggie's because one else wants to and they clean those houses and they do it for next to nothing .So really the White race needs to quit blaming the immigrants ( Especially the Mexican ) for their lack of jobs because not all immigrants are Mexicans we got people from all over the world who come to this Country but the Mexican gets all the blame could it be because they work hard for to little !!!!! To any and all Latin people of this Country or not I would advise you all not to buy anything made in Mexico if it's not made in the United States by a US citizen then PLEASE for the sake of your fellow LATINO don't buy it.... It's about time we give ourselves the credit that no one else is willing to give us. QUE VIVA EL MEXICANO AMERICANO

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  13. M Sullivan

    Yes, tell the terrorists that we are withdrawing....they will wait us out and all the men and woman who have died in this war will have died in van because the Democrats do not have the cojones to stay the course.

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  14. Bill

    looks like they decided not to go at each other tonight.
    politcally smart, given that America is tried of the senate
    not getting anything done, and they don't want to remind
    America that they are part of that do-nothing senate.

    wolf is weak.

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  15. Theresa

    Why does the moderator continue to say that Obama's answers are jabs against Hillary when he clearly is not doing that at all? THe moderator has done this four times! They are keeping it very civil and clean. Great Debate, history at its best!

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  16. Dr Max Kennick

    what si the deal with Wolf? does hillary always get the last word? how about some fairness for Barrack?

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  17. Jerrod

    In my opinion Clinton will not set a time table for withdrawl to leave herself wiggle room to say in a general election that we will stay in Iraq until we can "safely" and "humanely" withdraw. When that is is vague and is essentially a statement that we will stay in Iraq "as long as it takes." This is the same position as the Republicans.

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  18. needs to pick a candidate

    huh... wolf is making it extremely obvious where he (and maybe cnn) stand. Why does he continue to accuse obama for "swiping" hildawg? what a joke!

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  19. Jean

    I think Hillary has won this debate and is much better prepared for the questions. It is so great to see a strong, highly intelligent woman running for the Presidency. It is inspiring for all women.

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  20. teresa

    I would like to know how obama or clinton plan to rebuild our military and make us a fighting force instead of a police force?

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  21. John Pugh

    Wolf – you are not listening. The candidates are saying that they have their eye on the goal of bringing back our troops. It would be irresponsible to commit to a timeline without first gathering all the facts and considering the implications.

    You need to back off on over-simplified questions! I think the questions coming from the the other people there are very good ones. I'm liking the answers and it is so refreshing to hear from articulate candidates.

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  22. Jim

    Why do both of you want corporations to be given money up front for providing health care, when they are in business only to make a profit. Should we let Blackwater take over our local police departments for a profit? Maybe Halliburton could take over my local fire station, while another station is operated by another company and I could get bids for a fire at my home? Why does a business have to make a profit on my health?

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  23. William-Jose Velez

    Puerto Rico status!!!! CNN please ask something about it!

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  24. Russell Hunt

    Hillary and Barack both claim that all republicans want to follow Bush's lead.That is a lie. Ron Paul has fought Bush on his foreign policy every step of the way.Ron Paul wants ALL our troops home.This election shouldn't be about political parties.It should be about morality and justice. The American Way!

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  25. robin

    Good for Hillary bringing up the permanent bases option Bush wants.

    January 31, 2008 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
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