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. patrice

    Either would make fine presidents but Hillary seems the most prepared and has the specifics instead of the broad generalities.

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  2. Derek, Jersey Shore

    I wonder if Barack's message on Iran and Iraq plays well in Hollywood better than it plays across America where people are a little more realistic.

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  3. Alain James

    I don't see it.
    People say they are inspired by Barack.
    I think he is one of the most pompous and programmed politicians I've seen.

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  4. straight talk??

    I want to know about campaign finance reform. Is 60 billion dollars enough for a campaign season?????

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  5. Sandi

    I wish they would ask them what they are going to do about regulating the banking industry and stopping the credit card companies from charging such high interest rates. If interest rates were lowered people would have more money without a federally funded bailout which is going to cost us more in the long run.

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  6. Jeff

    Glad to see a civil debate....so far. I think they both learned a big lesson from the last debate!

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  7. MHM

    Obama does not really have a plan for everyone to have Healthcare.

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  8. usma06

    THAT'S RIGHT!!! LET'S GIVE EVERYTHING TO EVERYONE!!! WHO THE HELL IS PAYING FOR ALL OF THIS??

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  9. John Belbute

    Barack was Presidential in the opening, Hillary missed the boat. He has the upper ground

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  10. Gj

    go Mr. Obama

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  11. Tim

    Obama doesn't look nervous at all

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  12. Leila Kincaid

    The debate is only 18 minutes underway, but I sense a cool and mutual decision by both Barak Obama and Hillary Clinton to act respectfully toward each other.
    I hope this seeming truce flavors the entire debate.

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  13. zoey

    what a clear, concise and comprehensive opening statement from Hillary!

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  14. Pauly

    Barack seems like he's rambling. It's hard to follow to get the point of what he's saying. they've been stumping and delivering countless speeches over the last year. It shouldn't be as clumsy.

    January 31, 2008 08:19 pm at 8:19 pm |
  15. Bret Johnson

    I think Hillary is way more specific, Obama is wishing and hoping too much.

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  16. Ryan Pringnitz

    Barack Obama is the most qualified candidate for president in my opinion.

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  17. Mike

    I'm so tired of hearing that Obama opposed the war from the start. Hillary voted for it on flawed information. She, as well as the entire country, were told lies and mis-truths by the Bush experts. If you look back, most of the US agreed with going into Iraq with the lies they were told.

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  18. Floridian

    Obama, they do want healthcare. They can't purchase it. What don't you understand.

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  19. Theresa

    I am tired of hearing about Hillary being for the iraq war in the beginning from Sen obama. move forward Sen. Obama. Most of us felt in the beginning this was the right thing to do. Hillary states that with what she knew she felt her decision was the right decision. You know she would not do this at this time. Move on and get over it!! What would you do now!!

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  20. Grey

    Barak is right on the mark. He makes it plain.

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  21. M Sullivan

    Who is going to pay for their universal health care plan???????

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  22. kcee

    Obama is making sense and doing well

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  23. Rick (pa)

    That's a BIASLY PHRASED QUESTION! (15 million will not be covered!)
    here we go with the question spinning!

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  24. Jim

    I always find Obama weak while defending his health care policy. He almost seems too defensive.

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  25. tina

    JP is right. Obama cannot give a straight answer, just his prose is so pretty people fail to see that. He strikes me as phony.

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
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