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. andy k

    why would people not want health care. Where does the 15 mil come from

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  2. Eddie J

    I find both Obama and Hillary to be quite eloquent speakers. As for Huckabee his strong religious background makes me fear that he would be too similar to Bush. We need someone who will stand for the voice of the people, all the people, and NOT be over influenced by his religion.

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

    I loved what Obama had to say in about the differences between he and Hillary. I'm also so happy to see both candidates being respectful of each other.

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

    They are playing nice! Great. Maybe there is hope for a Hillary/Obama ticket. I think the one who takes a negative tone first looses!

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  5. Mike (Atlanta)

    When Barack speaks, all i hear is Charlie Brown's teacher...."Wah, wah, wah, wah"

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

    If health care is made affordable, how can you possibly mandate it? It's a choice for your own well being just like diet and exercise, and not smoking.

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

    Obama is weak tonight and his answers are not clear.

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

    Obama just scored with offering a sustainable solution to the housing crises by proposing to set up a fund and not falling to the temptation to free interest rates.

    January 31, 2008 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  9. alex aichinger

    Obama has to be more forceful – not mean spirited – but more forceful in his presentation. He is getting much better.

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  10. Angela

    Wow. Obama is really on target. I've made up my mind!

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  11. Luke

    I enjoy the respect, but am waiting for Obama to stand up for himself and put Hillary in her place!

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  12. Kerry Dolan

    I think Obama is not ready. I think he is too idealistic.

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  13. A Chance

    This going to be a long night if we've already picked sides. Why can't we just listen, and give both of them a chance. Think of the alternative–four more years of the same old thing.

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  14. Andrew

    look at Clinton watching obama like he is saying the wrong things but the truth is clinton you are the wrong one. NOVA for Obama! Keep talking it up obama change is coming! Yes we can

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  15. Charles

    I hear them endorsing "universal healthcare". Have they not considered what that has done to Canada and other nations that have gone that route?

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  16. JeffreyD

    Yep, Senator Clinton would make an excellent Vice President.

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  17. sazabo

    If you do not mandate it they will not by it. You must mandate it and provide programs for people to purchase it

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  18. Sharon

    Moderator is making Sen.Obama tell the truth, his health plan does NOT cover everyone & it does NOT lead to UNIVERSAL health care. Which Hillarys does cover everyone. It does not matter that Obama does not "believe" 15,000,000 will not want health care. Come on HILLARY!

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  19. Jim ( Independent )

    Obama does have the better health plan and he is right about the mandated plan of Clintons.

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

    this whole mortgage crisis drives me nuts. most of the foreclosures are due to people who bought homes with ARM's that have since ballooned. an ARM is designed to increase in interest rate. it is not for long term home buyers. in creating a type of foreclosure "bail out" they are eliminating and denying the fiscal responsibility of the american individual.

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  21. bill

    I believe that Obama has a smooth tongue, but Hillary cuts right to the chase. I am glad they are looking at the idea that there are really more similarities between them than there are differences, and either one will make positive changes. I would love to see Hillary become President and Obama her Vice President.

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  22. joia

    Go Hillary! Obama trying to save face for the snub at the State of the Union Address. Hillary has the leadership ability and will be the better leader

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  23. Hurricane Jeff

    Hillary gives "details". Take notes Obama.

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  24. Joe

    Here is her 35 years of experience speech

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  25. Chris

    He is quick weak in the depth of his knowledge. We need more than just talk. Go Hillary. I've decided!

    January 31, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
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