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. Rory Murray

    Well folks it's been a pleasure. I have to get ready to try out for Jeopardy online in an hour. Don't forget to vote!

    January 31, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  2. Adrian

    I'm still undecided but I believe that Obama took this one!

    January 31, 2008 09:53 pm at 9:53 pm |
  3. Anthony

    Pam- Obama is christian his church is the south side of Chicago, I have friends and relatives who attned his church " my god" where did you get the idea he was islamic ??? because his name is not "Fred" come on....

    January 31, 2008 09:54 pm at 9:54 pm |
  4. Deb

    too bad the good seats up front weren't given to the average americans the candidates say are most important. Instead, the best seat were given to the rich a and famous. This was CNN's doing.

    January 31, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  5. jws

    Clinton-Obama ticket? I don't think so – when we get through comparing these two, we will see the competition and see where we'll need some strengths – we might need a strong military-knowledgeable person as a VP.

    January 31, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  6. Kathy NH

    After those closing statements ... and genuine respect shown for each other I am actually in tears... What an extraordinary debate. Definitely historic, that this party will come together and win the White House.

    January 31, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  7. Former Republican

    Never thought I would be saying this, but I am voting for Hillary. While I have great respect for Obama, he just doesn't have the detailed plans I'm looking for.

    January 31, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  8. josh

    go barack see you this weekend in mlps. You are a true candidate and democrat. I love your ability to speak and where you want this country to go.

    January 31, 2008 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  9. Susy

    We do have a winning ticket Hillary/Obama!

    January 31, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  10. Donna

    Dream Team.Yes....Hillary Pres. Barak President in Training.

    January 31, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  11. nyc4Obama

    To Wolf Blitzer's credit, his last question - wondering if it was already thought out or spontaneous - was a good one, as any observer would conclude that, the even tone and overall civility between the two, suggested that, no matter who is nominated, the other will not be far behind: it'd be a powerful ticket, and historic on every level.

    January 31, 2008 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  12. Stephen

    Can't wait to see how the media will try to spin this lovefest badly. This is a joy to watch versus McCain and Romney acting like kids arguing.

    January 31, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  13. Ellen Justice

    Neither Clinton nor Obama drew blood from the other, but I thought that Clinton did a good job of reminding voters of her greater grasp of both domestic and international realities. Obama is quite substantive, but his ultimate argument for himself is nothing more than, "I'm shiny and new."

    January 31, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  14. ladyraven

    Wow, Hillary really surprised us all with her Hallmark National Town Hall. I hope Sen Obama has something up his sleeve!

    January 31, 2008 09:57 pm at 9:57 pm |
  15. MAXINE

    A CIVIL DEBATE, Who would have believed it. It is refreshing to see two very intelligent people discuss the problems of the greatest country in the world.

    January 31, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  16. FlaMike

    I love both canidates and would be proud to have either one in office

    January 31, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  17. Doug Chismar

    I thought each candidate made strong points. They were knowledgable and presidential in tone. They treated each other fairly and with respect, but laid out their differences. They maintained party unity and began to anticipate the contest with the Republicans.

    But Obama's response about changing the mindset that led to our foreign policy mistakes was a powerful statement that illustrated how he would bring a different take to the presidency. Clinton, on the other hand, failed to answer the question about the Clinton/Bush dynasties, except for dropping her crowd-pleaser line about Clintons cleaning up after the Bushes. Are people named "Clinton" the only ones capable of doing that ? No.

    January 31, 2008 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  18. wes

    I'm afraid Hillary is unelectable, sort of. All those voters on the fence, yet undecided may very well lean toward the Republicans if Hillar is the other choice. Be very careful here....

    January 31, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  19. jausti8371k

    Go Obama!!! Hillary was good however in my opinion he won my vote hands down. As a woman I have every respect for Hillary however my heart and my head is telling me that Barak is the one!!!

    January 31, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  20. stuart

    I'm glad they asked the question I really wanted to hear....If either won the nomination, would they take their opponent as a running mate! I didn't think that either would give a definate answer, but at least they know we're interested in that happening. I believe that it would be an incredible duo and really get this country back on track!

    January 31, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  21. Gabriella

    WOW!!! Hillary for President, Obama for VP... DONE!

    January 31, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  22. chris

    She kicked his _ _ _ !

    January 31, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  23. Dmccoy

    Go Obama, you are and continue to be right day to day on the current issues

    January 31, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  24. Nitu

    With due respect, I really think Barack lacks plans, I will vote for Hillary as she is experienced

    January 31, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  25. Bry Bronson

    this was the best debate I have ever watched. They were both great. Hope they keep this up. go Dem's !

    January 31, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
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