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.


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soundoff (69 Responses)
  1. Rache from Bowie

    CNN, stop speculating and wait for the announcement. You'll end up getting this wrong like you do on your grossly inaccurate worthless polls.

    August 19, 2008 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |
  2. Denise Groves

    It will be interesting to hear what he has to say

    August 19, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  3. LaTreetha E. Sharpley

    I think is wonderful that Vice-President Gore will speak at the convention. I feel that after a Tuesday night with the Clintons it is fine to see someone with chararcter stand next to Senator Obama. Have all of these Hillary fans remember the White House in the years of the Clintons. There was no moral character at all. If you really want to see the election go to the Reupblicans, keep shouting Hillary. Everyone should know that the Clintons are losers when it comes to morals and the Republicans will really play it up.
    Lets turn the page on all of this baggage and elect someone fresh and new with a vision and ideas for this nation that is SENATOR OBAMA.

    August 19, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  4. NEVER OBAMA

    After obama, gore is the most dangerous man in the United States. Kennedy,Biden,Kerry,Dean,Gore and throw in Nancy and Harry, and you now have the next president of the United States if you elect obama. Yes, all the OLD guard of Washington,the past presidential losers, have found their boy....their puppet. They know Bam-bam has no balls because his wife has them all and knew he would be so easy to control because he wants to be president MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD. He gets what he wants (major ego trip,god-like even) and they get what they want....an idiot who will gladly be their mouthpiece while they control the congress, the oval office and finally, the United States. Haven't you kool-aid drinkers ever wondered why the primaries were stolen from Hillary Clinton. Guess not. That would involve thinking.

    August 19, 2008 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  5. Major Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    Just what the Democrats need......the savior of the planet......Want doesn't the DNC get Dick Morris to address the convention?

    August 19, 2008 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  6. ANGIE

    Gore would have been president if BUSH(slimeball) didnt STEAL IT FROM HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 19, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  7. NGANGA,Austin TX

    My cards are still stuck on AlGore for Vice President.
    Am I alone here?

    August 19, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  8. Tired of W, OH

    If the Supreme Court hadn't handed the presidency to Dubya in 2000, our economy would be in better shape (Iraq war = bad economy), we'd still be respected in the world (Iraq war = hatred for America), we would have a military stretched to the breaking point (Iraq war = 4200 dead soldiers), and America would be leading the fight on global warming and the energy crisis instead of just giving lip-service to the idea. History will always remember Gore as the President that should have been. If you're still defending Dubya, you're lying to yourself.

    August 19, 2008 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  9. Diana, MD

    Gore will give the last day dignity after two days of the Clintons. I'm so proud of Barack for running an excellent campaign and for really thinking about the best solutions to win.

    The battle isn't over yet, but I sense there's a change in the air. Americans will take their country back.

    Obama 08

    I can't wait to hear Gore, as I will be in Denver for the convention. My first convention–see change already.

    I was in DC when Dr. King gave his speech, but I was very young. I don't plan to miss Barack's speech.

    August 19, 2008 12:06 pm at 12:06 pm |
  10. McCain Lies!

    Anyone and I mean anyone for VP EXCEPT Hillary, cannot do her. I love Gore.

    August 19, 2008 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |
  11. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    Bob, A group of newspapers finished the FL recount in 2000. Guess what? Gore still lost. Get over it already. If all you Dems still have the delusion that Gore won in 2000, no wonder you've been conned by the Obama fantasy. Still I have to admit that Gore would be a better nominee than Obama. At least he's got more than 5 minutes of experience.

    August 19, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  12. Hana, Saline, MI

    Good lord, it's simply gets worse. First the Clintons and now sighing, lying Al Gore. What will be the content of Gore's speech? More insane alarmism about the dying Earth? In the environmentalist religion, Al Gore is the high priest or, in the least, thinks he is.

    I'm sick of the Clintons and sick of Al Gore. If Obama represents change, then why in the world are we seeing the same people over and over again.

    Obama, learn the definition of change. Biden, Gore and the Clintons do NOT represent change.

    August 19, 2008 12:08 pm at 12:08 pm |
  13. Tired of W, OH

    Correction: we wouldn't have a military stretched to the breaking point

    August 19, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  14. Annie

    I want Gore to be the VP!! He would definitely push hard for alternative sources and try to help solve global warming!

    August 19, 2008 12:09 pm at 12:09 pm |
  15. pat C.

    i am glad gore is speaking for obama however,as much as i love barack obama i am worried that he is not speaking up more in his own defense. he needs to be more forceful and let the republican goons that are making him sound incompitant have it with both barrels. i know obama wants to run a clean race and a race for change but unless he can knock McCain off his puritan horse and show the voters what an unethical fraud this man is ,i am afraid obama will lose the battle. i do not want to lose my grandsons to war and i am sure as the young men and women are killed off or just quit inlisting McCain will have no choice but to reinstate the draft. McCain feels like it is every americans job to serve for our country and by that he means in military. if he had to do it as a young man he thinks all young people need to serve.he is obsessed with war and will ruin our country in the process.

    August 19, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  16. Connie

    To Major Michael "C" , I believe that God has commanded all of us to be good stewards of the planet, not doing your part ?Dick Morris is to busy kissing up on Fox. Dick might want to show up to the repubs convention, it seems the list of those attending is dwindling. Connie from Indiana

    August 19, 2008 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
  17. Bill From Florida

    Obama is going to self destruct if he dosen't choose Clinton as his VP. She is the only one that go up against McCain. If you didn't see the forum between Obama and McCain, let me inform you that McCain won hands down, Obama would be a great Professor, but no way
    a good President.

    August 19, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  18. Last Honest Man

    What about Edwards? Throw him in to!!!
    Two perfect Dem's

    August 19, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  19. Election Watcher

    The DNC shot him in the foot having all of those bizarre Florida recounts rather than a full manual recount of the state, wherein he may have, probably would have pulled a majority. Now they've shot Obama in the foot by counting out Michigan and Florida.

    August 19, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  20. Anonymous

    Everyone will be there...can I speak too?

    August 19, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  21. DR

    Of course he will be speaking that night. He is another blowhard egomaniac who needs the setting of a large crowd to feel better about himself. That said, I would rather watch paint dry than hear this wealthy environmental phony speak. He's about as interesting as a 20-pound bag of fertilizer.

    And mark my words, Obama's arrogance and the image of him speaking in this setting is going to backfire on him. The speech in berlin hurt him and this will just add to it.

    August 19, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  22. WIlly

    Owl Gore, he' still around looking for C-H-A-D?

    August 19, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  23. Sherry from SC

    Well, it does not matter from here at all who, what , when or where anybody speaks or has a spot at the DNC. The Dems are out and may as well sit home this election. Anybody in their right minds WILL NOT VOTE FOR NOBAMA. He can get over it – HE WILL NOT WIN. And all you Nobamanots better take your own advise and 'GET OVER IT". All dems with one tenth of an ounce of brain will vote McCain, especially after seeing Obama stuttering and stammering with all the I-I-I-I-I and uh-ug-ug-ug-ug-ug-ug – he just isn't able to answer a simple question without a teleprompter.

    GO MCCAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! All the way – wish you'd just cross party lines and have Hillary as you VP. Could not stop that!!

    Now CNN – moderate and don't post since this is stating facts against your boy-toy, Obama.

    August 19, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  24. arc, Lugano CH

    The election of 2000 was a sad day in American History, only to be eclipsed by the re-election of the war criminal administration of Bush/Cheney in 2004.

    Al Gore served well as Vice-President of the United States – in spite of Hillary's attempt at installing herself into the Office.

    I look forward to his speech. Welcome back, Mr. Vice-President.

    August 19, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  25. Ellen

    The world sure doesn't need Gore weighing in on anything. He's so full of himself it's a wonder he doesn't just float in the air. Hillary isn't going to come away with anything people. This isn't change, it's the same old same old. Cannot wait till it's all over with and hope to heaven Obama doesn't win – God help the country. if he does. Those who vote for him and really believe in him are in for a very rude awakening. We will be paying for this mistake for years to come if he is President.

    August 19, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
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