August 19th, 2008
12:08 PM ET
6 years ago

Gore to speak on Democratic convention's final night

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
soundoff (229 Responses)
  1. NMK

    All Gore suffers from the same PR problem with the right wing as does his former boss, Bill Clinton; they're both smart, capable leaders who left no room for complaint from the republicans, other than (in Clinton's case) a private matter that should never have been investigated or made public in the first place, and had absolutely no bearing whatsoever on his actual job as president, which he exectued better than any other man in the last 40 or 50 years.

    It's like Governor Ed Rendell of PA always says..."What was it you didn't like about the 90's? Was it the peace, or was it the prosperity?"
    :-)

    August 19, 2008 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  2. smokesignals

    I think Gore is an excellent choice for speaking at the convention. His message is clear... and all he wants to do is help save our Earth. Who better than Gore to bring the real issues of the US failing policies to the forefront at the convention and set a new direction for our country and our new leaders? Clean energy, energy independence, no blood for oil and green, sustainable living are the only way we will ALL survive.

    Go Obama! You can do it!

    August 19, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  3. Xango

    ok if he is going to support the billarys, he better not talk.. but i am sure the clintons have something on him too..
    he is looking for his own recognition, all of these people have become so entangled into themselves, that they forgot about the American people
    i am begining to sense so much dissapointment from the democrats,

    and i think that we are so divided, thanks to the queen and king, that McCain and McBush won YET again

    it works, Billary's trick and Rush L, tricks worked, after all Hillary a republican always a republican.

    August 19, 2008 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  4. 4Obama2

    Geri, How convienient that you don't mention how the Hillary supporters are nasty, rude, racist and downright vengeful because she did not win/steal the nominiation yet! Obama supporters are calling the Clinton supporters just what they are: babies. If they were true democrats and supported whoever won the nomination then the Obama supporters would not be saying anything but thanks! All of you so called democrats who say they will vote for McCain are true Judases or just repbulicans in democrats clothing – either way you are all very scary people – I am scared for the US if the election goes to McCrazy because of your kind!

    August 19, 2008 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
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