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. Sandy

    Wow! Hillary rocks. And Obama is great. I agree let's not fall get enticed into infighting. Vote with your brain.

    January 31, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  2. PaulThePal

    Can Hillary have Bill be VP on a ticket or is that illegal what a nightmare!!!! This thought twists my colon and erodes my esophagas.

    January 31, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  3. pastro

    Hillary it's your campaign , so what will Bill be like with you in the whitehouse? If you haven't controlled him so far, why should we think you can or will be able to do it in the future?

    January 31, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  4. Peggy

    Sorry Hillary, I don't think you would operate alone in the White House. Bill is just to entrenched and it would be a team president situation.

    January 31, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  5. Barry

    Dream ticket? maybe in Cuba

    January 31, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  6. Mama4Obama

    "I'm the one running for President, not my husband"....."I think our country needs a second Clinton to clean up after the second Bush." Seriously Hillary, make a decision. Are you riding on your husband's Presidency or not?

    January 31, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  7. ta

    I can't see Hillary serving as VP under Barack.

    January 31, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  8. KH

    I was undecided until tonight on who would get my vote. Both candidates are qualified, but I have to say Hillary has really impressed me tonight and has won my vote.

    January 31, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  9. Debo

    Hillary sounded so slick throughout...Barack is sometimes halting, but so smart and sincere.

    January 31, 2008 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
  10. SS

    Can these two give any response without blaming the Bush Administration? How about looking forward and stop pointing fingers!

    January 31, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  11. Amy

    BEST DEBATE EVER!!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  12. Jerell

    This is a great night for the Democratic Party

    January 31, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  13. Ciji Portis

    Very tacky.. not a good note to end on Hillary. Wow! Go Obama!

    January 31, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  14. Linda

    I think that the question about Bill Clinton's influence was incredible...could anyone get away with asking Obama how he planned to "control" his wife in the White House? I also Wolf Blitzer's "summary" of Hillary's answer regarding her vote to approve military force was not helpful. I think it would help us to remember that most of the American people were behind that decision and hindsight is 20/20. I am an undecided registered Independent and looking hard...Hillary did well.

    January 31, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  15. Sue

    I am surprised at how quickly everyone forgets how the American people felt at the time that the Iraq resolution was voted on. Obama is so quick to point out that he didn't vote the way Hillary did and therefore he would be a better democratic candidate. But why is it that no one brings up the point that Senators represent the American people, and the vast majority of American people at that point were very concerned about the situation in Iraq, and were pushing for more strength from the US. Of course Hillary has been against the war from Day One; she was trying to best represent her consistuents, and balance that with her own perspective on the situation, which by the way was skewed by her peers that were lying to her about what the executive branch was going to do with that resolution. Bush's approval rating at that time was high, and it is part of an elected official's job to listen to their constituents. It was after his awful execution of that situation that his approval rating dove to where it is now. Now all of a sudden, the American people are applauding something which they know they were booing just a few years ago. They too are reacting differently out of hindsight; they shouldn't fault Hillary for doing the same. I believe Hillary has been doing what she thought was right, and she will represent this country in the better path forward, including being against the war in Iraq.

    January 31, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  16. Mary4Obama

    While I certainly respect Senator Clinton for all of her work on behalf of this country, I think people need to get away from the thinking that she's somehow "owed" the nomination. I agree with the other comments that if she is the nominee, we will lose in November. Senator Obama can take this country in a new direction, and more quickly than electing someone who has been a Washington inside the beltway person for so long.

    January 31, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  17. Kathy

    WOW that was great!!

    January 31, 2008 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  18. Michael

    Have A Good Night Everybody And Hope You Search Your Hearts And Minds Before Voting No Matter For Whom!

    January 31, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  19. JOE

    HILLARY YOU DID A GREAT JOB ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

    January 31, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  20. hugo

    go hillary! hillary will be our proud next US president!

    January 31, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  21. Jon

    This was awesome

    January 31, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  22. Mikit

    WHAT!!!!WHAT A SURPRISE.....
    OBAMA JUST SHOWS RESPECT TO HILARY
    !
    NICE

    January 31, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  23. Kathy MacMaster

    Aw, shucks... They were swell, weren't they?

    January 31, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  24. straighttalker

    i think both did FINE tonight, hillary got a slight edge but there is no real DAMAGE done to obama.......

    January 31, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  25. nicole vickers

    not too much mud slinging this time....but i love the united democratic front.
    Shameless plug Hillary....

    January 31, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
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