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. Bastien Beauchamp (NYC)

    Yes!!!

    August 19, 2008 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  2. Bastien Beauchamp (NYC)

    It's incredible after the primaries how Clinton's brand and Gore's brand are at different levels.

    August 19, 2008 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  3. William James

    Al Gore is going to be VP, I just got the text message!!!

    OBAMA 2008

    August 19, 2008 12:13 pm at 12:13 pm |
  4. Fred

    Thank goodness I won't be watching so I won't have to listen to the pompous wind bag!

    August 19, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  5. Eleanor

    Glad to hear Gore is speaking at the convention
    he is a high prolfile player in the democratic party
    Also glad to hear Barack is thinking of picking Biden
    he has a lot of foreign experience and is well respected on the political scene
    He will add a lot of experience to the Obama campaign and hes not afriad to put the mean spirited republicans in their place
    Everyone could take some advice from rev Rick Warren and be less negative and more about the issues

    August 19, 2008 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  6. HF in CA

    (deep, booming voice) The great Democratic father is speaking...

    Is it just me or does the Dem Convention 2008 look a lot like the 2000 convention?

    August 19, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  7. J Houston, TX

    When will this idiot with a Bachelor of Arts in Government stop pretending he understands ANYTHING scientific. He has absolutely no right to speak in the field of science. It is a travesty for the field of climatology to allow him to continue presenting false conjecture and speculation. He has no understanding of chemistry or physics. It is offensive to those of us with post-graduate degrees in the field. No self respecting scientific journal would publish his jargon and lies, I do not understand why the mainstream media so happily follows him as if he is Brittney Spears.

    August 19, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  8. Terry

    Perhaps Keith Olbermann needs to extend his grow up speech to include Hillary and her supporters.

    Grow up before its to late.

    Obama 08

    August 19, 2008 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  9. baker

    wow, of course they choose this loon.

    Obama supporters all seem to be attacking McCain and saying McCain supports are closed minded. However, dont be hypocritical, Obama supporters fail to see any other reason besides what they have been fed.

    Long live the Kult for OBAMA!

    NOBAMA 08

    August 19, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  10. Mike

    Go save the lost baby whale AL....no one cares what he has to say!

    August 19, 2008 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  11. Ian

    I hope he regrows that beard.

    August 19, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  12. Loves You U.S.A.

    We can do it, Al Gore.

    Love You

    August 19, 2008 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  13. Brian G, Sugar Land, TX

    I wonder, will he arrive by limo or by bicycle?

    August 19, 2008 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  14. debkansas

    They all wanted the vp spot. They all backed stabbed Hillary. I have no use for any of them. I hope that Hillary keeps her delegates and give Obama to think about, or can he think on his own.

    August 19, 2008 12:20 pm at 12:20 pm |
  15. Trenchtownrock

    The start of a new day in America!

    August 19, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  16. Daniel B.

    I guess that means he won't be the surprise Veep announcement. Shame.

    August 19, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  17. Blogatlantic

    I love the tactics, the strategy and the use of formidable political concepts by Democrats to sustain a calculable surge against Republicans. Republicans are good tacticians and because their convention comes last, they have an advantage of seeing Democrats have their convention first. So Democrats you need to plan a convention that will withstand your convention plus Republicans convention

    August 19, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  18. George

    I'd like to nominate Al Gore, based on the speech I have not heard yet, for the Nobel Peace Prize, Nobel Prize for Literature, Academy Award, People's Choice, Emmy, Grammy, MVP, Conn Smythe, Cy Young, and any other prize out there.

    Go Al!!!!!

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

    The Tin Man cometh, vote for ManBearPig! I'M SUPER CEREAL!!!

    August 19, 2008 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  20. debkansas

    If William Jones is right and Obama picks Gore for vp, here we go again. Obama is a loser. Hillary keep your delegates and win the nomination. Don't know what to think about Gore for vp. No wonder, I will never vote for Obama.

    August 19, 2008 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  21. David

    Thanks for the warning. I'll be sure to tune out that night since this bozo's on. No "truth" to this guy.

    August 19, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  22. Judgment over Experience

    Anyone but hillary! Gore would make a great VP

    August 19, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  23. Dr. Sam

    Go for it, Gore. We love you!

    August 19, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  24. Mike from CA.

    Al is Back. Obama/Gore?

    August 19, 2008 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  25. Moderate Democratic, New York

    Nice to see Al around again.

    August 19, 2008 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
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