August 19th, 2008
11:30 AM ET
3 years ago

Gore to speak at convention Thursday

Gore will speak at Invesco Field.
Gore will speak at Invesco Field.

(CNN) – Former Vice President Al Gore has accepted a speaking role on the final night of the Democratic convention, appearing on the same stage that Barack Obama will officially receive the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, three sources tell CNN.

It is unclear what Gore will say in the speech or at what time he will deliver his remarks before an audience that is expected to exceed 70,000 at Invesco Field.

The Obama campaign would not comment on the matter.


Filed under: Al Gore • Candidate Barack Obama • DNC • Extra
soundoff (69 Responses)
  1. Another grumpy old white woman for Obama

    How many electoral votes for the state of Denial?
    Ask a Republican.
    Never mind. They would lie about that too.
    Need to change their Elephant symbol to Ostrich.

    August 19, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  2. ProudToBeDemocrat

    I like Biden he will be a great help to tackle the Mccain false attack. Why is Mccain keep braging about him being POW, this nation had many great Americans more than one can imagine who sacrified their life to make this nation as good and as democratic as it is their name is not even mention.

    August 19, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  3. Lyle

    The election of 2000 was an amazing opportunity for Al Gore. As the VP to one of the greatest American Presidents, and on the heels of a truly golden era for this country, Mr. Gore should have won hands down. As he turned his back on the Clintons and refused to let them help him win, he turned his back on victory and lost much credibility.

    Now, the Democratic Party is poised to lose another election thanks to Barack Obama and Mr. Gore has been dragged out of political retirement to punctuate the close of what promises to be a painful and contentious convention. As the most left-wing, flawed, unqualified and divisive nominee ever chosen by the DNC, Mr. Obama has already secured his place in history as the Democratic Party’s worst nominee ever.

    The future of the Democratic Party is truly in question.

    August 19, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  4. Gabriel from Denver

    I'm glad to hear Mr. Gore is involved. Welcome to my town, my friend!

    August 19, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  5. Diane Dagenais Turbide

    Hi Jack,

    this is seen as a very good news! We have to come to grip with the fact that any security sentiment and much needed accomplishments at home and abroad will be achieved once we start changing and facing the climate change...only then we will change security climate at home and abroad..the perfect example of this continued insecurity linked to oil is quite obvious with what is happening now in Georgia...The faster we get out of the dependency of oil the faster we will claim our own security!

    August 19, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  6. Phyllis/ PA

    I hope that Gore uses his opportunity to promote his #1 priority: Save the earth. If he does this he will gain even more republican supporters. He needs to remain a statesman and not return to be a politician.
    Hillary for president. Obama for VP. As VP Obama would have the opportunity to gain the experience that he presently lacks.

    August 19, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  7. Bill Tampa

    Excellent, at least people are accepting the invitations at the Dems. convention. Many of the Repugs. are running as fast as they can to stay away from the Republican convention. ..It's like the Repugs.are ashamed of their party...Oh I forgot, they are!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 19, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  8. Kevin

    I hope Gore stays true to his opinion of ManBearpig.

    JK- Al Gore really was the President America needed, but we're too apathetic to vote for. That was the last Presidential election I never voted in, after 8 years of Bush, I'll always make sure to vote.

    August 19, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  9. Kurt

    Isnt Thursday the same night the VP candidate speaks? Hmmmm

    August 19, 2008 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  10. non black nonwhite

    I dont think Gore is going to be the VP, this sounds weird, why would he do the same job again. The only difference I see is that Gore would have a better role this time around because Hillary wont be around trying to destroy him every chance she gets like she did during her husband;s administration. She is the reason for Gore not winning she kept pushing him down when he was VP. She wanted to be second in command and so she took it upon herself to make sure he was not successful.

    August 19, 2008 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  11. G Davis

    What great planning for moving the party forward. The Clintons can have their convention in the regular setting and do whatever they want, then we say goodbye to their leadership and finally turn the page to looking forward rather than backward by moving the whole shebang outside and featuring our forward looking new party leadership.

    The Clintons and McCain keep insisting on reliving the glory past of Vietnam and the 90's. The rest of us must move on if we're going to keep this country from diving off the cliff we're headed to.

    Michael Crowley wrote a really good article on why McCain presents himself and his campaign and I hope anyone who's thinking of voting for him reads this and tries to absorb how entrenched in the military mindset this man is.
    http://www.tnr.com/story_print.html?id=bb70e50e-58fb-4893-ac00-62b92a515161

    August 19, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  12. Foodforthought

    BIG DEAL. GORE IS A BORE. MAYBE HE'LL BRING HIS FRIENDS FROM THE KOS....

    August 19, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  13. Garytown

    Great, now we can be saved from ManBearPig!

    August 19, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  14. Karl from the DMV

    GO OBAMA 08'

    NO MORE MCSAME IN THE MCBRAIN.

    August 19, 2008 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  15. Independent-Latina-for-OBAMA

    Whoa........ the fear-hate-war-mongers are out this morning!

    Go ahead a vote for another Bush term! A vote for McCain is a vote for MORE OF THE SAME! ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LISTEN. HE SOUNDS JUST LIKE BUSH.

    We have a DEFICIT OF $490 BILLION FOR 2009...... THANKS GOP!

    WE ARE SPENDING $1.38 BILLION..... A DAY.... IN IRAQ AND MCCAIN WANTS TO "BOMB.......BOMB.......BOMB IRAN!"

    ARE YOU REALLY........... BETTER OFF THAN YOU WERE 8 YEARS AGO?

    IF SO GO AHEAD AND VOTE FOR THE GOP!

    August 19, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  16. VB Lincoln Park NJ

    AL Gore is great stateman, and the award of the Nobel prize was no fluke.

    I guess the only award W can or will win is a dunce cap.

    August 19, 2008 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  17. Jim

    How many "green" cheeseburgers will Gore snarf down on the private jet and private limo on the way there where he will tell us to ride bikes and wear sweaters?

    August 19, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  18. tedious898

    I need to say this -Hillary supporters! Listen, there is a percentage of Republicans that will definitely vote for Barack. A larger percentage of independents as well. Just think about how bad the Rep. convention will be this year. But importantly.....IF HILLARY IS ON THE TICKET FORGET ABOUT THESE VOTERS FOR SURE. Do you understand?

    August 19, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  19. JPCanada

    I do agree that Gore should have been the president back in 2000, However I believe that regardless of who was President at the time the current events would have unfolded in the exact same way..ie 911// Iraq War// etc..etc..etc. The power is not the people nor their elected officials

    August 19, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
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