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. Steve4Obama

    We can be proud of having TWO fantastic candidates. They are both billiant. I think Obama can bring people together better and will me more electable come November.

    January 31, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  2. BRock

    Blitzer wants to see a fight. Not good. Let them be.

    January 31, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  3. Detric G

    He's not the next new JFK...he's the first Obama...

    January 31, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  4. Norma

    I would like to know why Hillary is being allowed to dominate the time in responses. My sense, being an Obama supporter, is that she is getting about double the amount of time afforded Obama, mostly because she keeps talking on, and on, and on....

    January 31, 2008 09:33 pm at 9:33 pm |
  5. Debby

    What do you plan to do about the nuclear problem
    in Korea and loosely guarded nuclear bombs in Russia?

    January 31, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  6. GGJr

    In the first half of the debate, there seems to be a pattern on the part of the interviewers (Especially Mr Blitzer) to cut into audience applause to Obama's responses by pushing in the next question (much less evident after Hilary's responses)... Is this a purposeful show of bias or just selective recognition of time constraints? It dosen't seem as evident after the break.

    January 31, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  7. Independent in Maine

    Wolf – give it a break. This is ridiculous – issues.

    January 31, 2008 09:35 pm at 9:35 pm |
  8. katsina

    reality is reality .....the debate is for real, the issues are real, the talk is been real, the hearts should be real but you had to take it in to reallity to vote for real

    January 31, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  9. Ann

    I want to see the candidates NOT the movie actors in the audience!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  10. Brett

    Obama needs to hit on the false motives and lies that lead us to war in the first place.

    January 31, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  11. Debbie

    Obama just admitted tha Hillary has more experience!

    January 31, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  12. mrman

    If it's anyone fault it's Tom Daschle. He was in there when Cheney and Bush pretty much strong armed them with intelligence. Remember? Daschle said he was a recon photo inspector when he served and he knew he should have said something. This war isn't Hillary's war. Leave her alone.

    January 31, 2008 09:38 pm at 9:38 pm |
  13. Canada

    Obama smoked Hillary on Iraq!

    January 31, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  14. Pablo

    It is important to be RIGHT on day 1! Yes, go OBAMA!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  15. Candice

    "Right on day one?" if anyone's naive, it's obama.

    January 31, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  16. Sarah

    GO OBAMA! It is the first time in my life that I have felt so fired up about a REAL change in America. He really is the future and you can really see it every step of the way in him throughout this debate.

    January 31, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  17. Charlie

    GROUP HUG!

    January 31, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  18. Daniel Schlafer

    Both Senators Clinton and Obama gave an excellent summation of the Bush Iraq Occupation . Senator Obama just took a swipe at Senator Clinton over her initial vote on Iraq . Senator Clinton , " coercive diplomacy with putting inspectors back in .... President Bush was obsessed with Iraq ." Blitzer question of being naiive and trusting of President Bush ? Clinton , " I made a reasoned judgment , the person executing the policy did not ." Obama reply , " right on day one ! " He followed that up with stuttering ?

    January 31, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  19. Dakota

    FANTASTIC......America is BACK!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  20. Fayth

    Can you all see the two of them together ..
    . Hillarys experience and Obama's inspiration..

    What t a ticket that would be......

    January 31, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  21. Joe Popov

    Wow what a surprise, no one knew she had more experience...

    January 31, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  22. MarkkraM(IL)

    Tax plans , what are they in specifics.
    Union support, would they change the right to high replacement workers? Can they do that as President or is that something Congress has to do?

    January 31, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  23. Elisa

    Congrats to both Barak and Hillary for not allowing Wolf Blitzer's snippy comments, trying to create an antagonistic environment for this debate. What's up Wolf???

    January 31, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  24. SKMitchell

    Obama just admitted that Hillary has flawed judgment.

    January 31, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
  25. Amherst Mom for Obama

    This has been an excellent debate. Go OBAMA!

    January 31, 2008 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
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