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. Danny

    Which ever one of them the american people choose, do you think the winner will take the other for their running mate?

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  2. Ebony

    If Hillary isn't president, she better be speaker of the house!

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  3. James

    Hillary...seriously? Vote against everything and then change your stance when you want to become president. Bush is wrong now, but wasn't when you voted in Congress? Vote to go in...wait never mind. Get informed yourself before you make a decision! It's not Bush's fault you were uneducated. How can she answer this?

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  4. Chuck

    They have danced aroud the VA issues but no hard solutions...that should be the first task of the withdrawl of troops

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  5. Julie

    I agree with Nate in NOLA: Lots of words are being said, but all Hillary is saying is that she can't commit to ending the war. I wish Obama wasn't so nice sometimes!

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  6. Gina

    Isn't it obvious she is more experienced than him? She ABSOLUTELY brings both CHANGE and EXPERIENCE, what is better than that? just change? didn't we have that with Bush? just total change....and no experience. Let's be careful America!

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  7. gavin

    question for both – what are you going to do to bring about a palestinian state during your tenure and support foreign policy to limit israels occupation of gaza

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  8. lou andrade

    The Democratic party debaters are having a very high level debate, without confrontation, but pointing out their differences both between themselves and also with the Republicans. My preference is for Senator Clinton for her clarity on issues and also for her views that correspond to mainstream Americans, without shunning minorities or immigrants.

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  9. mary

    I wish they would not allow clapping

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  10. jen

    Hillary hit the nail right on the head by saying it may "take a Clinton to clean up after a Bush!" I agree. Obama has it easy by saying that he would not have voted to give power to Bush after 9/11 about Iraq, when we all know what the pressure was on all legislators at that point in history. He has the luxury of not being in the Senate at that point. Hillary is the only candidate who will get us out of Iraq and who can get America back on the right track! Go Hillary 2008! We cannot afford to elect anyone else.

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  11. josh

    Nate buddy open your ears.." I want to be as careful getting out as we were careless getting in" That is rhetoric for I don't know when the hell we will get out.... Typical Obama supporter...

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  12. vincent

    Abused- misued- are you kidding me- What Bill did was abusive and if I recall - he was impeached!

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  13. Geno

    Same old Hillary. If I only new. Our President must have vision.

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  14. MJ

    Wolf has become the Rush of CNN. Trying to influence an election. The questioning has a bias slant. Where is Tim Russet when we need him? Wolf PRES SEC. in the Clinton white house!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  15. Dr. Rick Shearer

    hillary has too many "friends" in washington. we need Barrack who will bringe needed change!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  16. Zavia, FL

    Hillary we don't have time for sorry can I get a "do over" in the white house.

    January 31, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  17. Brian

    "If I knew now what I know now"

    Yes, yes, hindsight is 20/20. Let's start thinking ahead of consequences rather than just reacting.

    January 31, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  18. Marc (Albany, NY)

    I think healthcare is so cetral to Hillary's mentality that she would be better to pursue a career in the healthcare management industry and leave the Presidential stuff to Obama! 🙂

    January 31, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  19. Terry Austin

    John McCain will kill her on the issue of defense.

    January 31, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  20. sboyd

    Yes – I agree – I think Wolf is looking for something to talk about tomorrow – his swipes are getting really tiresome. I thought Anderson Cooper was moderating this debate – I wish he were..... The media needs to clean up its act so the American people can judge for themselves – and Wolf is one of the worst!

    January 31, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  21. matt b

    Ron W, its because all of their friends are the owners of the companies that make all the supplies that keep the war going.
    Military Industrial Complex, look it up or watch the documentary, it will make you sick.

    January 31, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  22. Yvette

    I think it is ABSOLUTELY DISGRACEFUL that presidential debates are on paid cable stations. These should be on FREE t.v. for ALL to see!!!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  23. korey

    Clinton is on fire tonight! Her answer to that question was genius and it sounded like she was being honest.

    January 31, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  24. Anthony

    How can Dems promote anything when a veto is imminent.

    January 31, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
  25. slem

    I am an Obama supporter, but I have to admit Hillary is killing him. This is the day I've always dreaded. She is too good a debater. He has her hands down on speeches. I wish he would get more specific and attack her faults. The Clinton Administration in the 90's were peaceful and good, but let's not forget their carelessness that ALLOWED for the resurgence of the Right and the Religious Right that allowed for George W Bush to take the election. It will happen again. She is too divisive. She can't help it. She wants revenge. She wants the last laugh.

    January 31, 2008 09:28 pm at 9:28 pm |
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