August 19th, 2008
12:08 PM ET
10 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. nate

    Here is what we need to see on that final nite: Gore, BOTH Clintons and Obama/VP, all with their arms around one another, smiling and chanting YES WE CAN" along w/ 70,000 supporters. Throw in Dean, Pelosi, even Reid etc but if we are to win we must be 100% unified!

    August 19, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  2. John B. From New Hampshire

    Hillary back-stabbed herself by running an inferior campaign. she was mathematically eliminated well before PR etc... no one back-stabbed her at all. please get your information straight before subjecting the intelligent to your ignorant thoughts. let her keep her delegates, OBama is STILL the nominee!!! He's thinking about one thing, taking this country back to where we used to be!!

    OBAMA '08!!!!!

    August 19, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  3. Joe Regis

    Gore is the real deal.

    Al should be a special adviser to president Obama.

    Obama 08/12.

    August 19, 2008 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  4. Kenneth F

    Funny how they say Obama was selected not elected. That is better then being rejected instead of elected like slick hillie

    August 19, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  5. Proud Army and Navy Mom

    Hello Hypocrite.....How has your electrical bill been this summer. typical liberal do as I say not as I do

    August 19, 2008 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  6. EDW

    In 2007, McCain missed all 11 energy-related Senate votes considered key by the League of Conservation Voters, including votes related to automobile fuel economy, offshore Virginia drilling, refinery construction, renewable electricity mandates, energy efficiency, liquefied coal and support for biofuels. The absences prompted the League to give McCain a "zero" rating for the year—–WOW and he has the nerve to demand congress to "get back to work"…..this man is unbelievable.

    August 19, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  7. Phil in KC

    Bill Clinton or Ted Kennedy aside, Al has become the most respected senior member of the Democratic party. He carries a lot of weight. He should get to speak.

    August 19, 2008 12:34 pm at 12:34 pm |
  8. Beto

    Gore will probably speak about what he knows best...HOT AIR! Can the democrats do nothing but look backwards? The Clintons and Gore are yesterdays news. Obama is just another John Kerry (aka Jane Fonda), and lets hope the air-conditioning is working at the convention.

    August 19, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  9. baker

    dont Democrat voters understand? Obama is farther to the left than Bush is to the right! Why should we substitute a extreme canidate for an extreme on the other end? You dont know what kind of america this will be under Obama. It will go further the other way and be JUST AS BAD! McCain is more middle lined. Just look at the conservative base. They are hesitant to vote for McCain because he is too liberal for them!


    NOBAMA 08!

    August 19, 2008 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  10. Brett

    Hey Debkansas,

    Its amazing to me just how bitter Hillary supporters have gotten as if its Barack's fault why she lost. She lost, even with a 10,000 yard head start, because of her arrogance and that he is a better candidate. I really liked Hillary before this primary, but she hasn't served herself well. So to all you Clinton supporters, wake up, get over it, and support the next President Barack Obama

    August 19, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  11. Katie, MA

    Gore is a great choice to speak on the same night as Barack. I think it's ironic that Gore is speaking on the last night of the Democratic Convention which will make a good impression. While George Bush is speaking on the first night of the GOP Convention because he will make a bad impression. They want him to speak, and then hurry up and get out of town. LOL And please, GW, don't take a picture with anyone on your way out. LOL What a difference 8 years make.

    Go Gore, Go Barack.

    Obama 08

    August 19, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  12. Jeff

    I used to have a lot of respect for Al Gore, then he endorsed Mr. Arrogance in a suit. Now I just wonder if we can keep Al Gore in a "lock box!!"

    August 19, 2008 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  13. Jim

    this message is to debkansas:

    If Obama loses this election, you can forget Hillary winning in 2012. She will fail to get any majority of the black vote. They will remember 2008 if Obama loses.

    August 19, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  14. Rob

    i just got another text message saying that Bugs Bunny is going to be Obama's VP


    August 19, 2008 12:38 pm at 12:38 pm |
  15. arc, Lugano CH

    debkansas August 19th, 2008 12:20 pm ET
    They all wanted the vp spot. They all backed stabbed Hillary. I have no use for any of them.
    There has been no mention of Al Gore for the Office of V.P. and it would be very unlikely at this juncture. Hillary didn't manage her own people; much less her finances and threw out a desperate cry of sexism when it was apparent that her vile sewer campaign only turned away educated voters. Die-hard GOP voters aside, there are many more democratic, independent and cross-over republican voters to Hillary's '18 million' that have absolutely no use for her.

    August 19, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  16. Deana, NJ

    Love it, the Democratic Convention will be like no other.

    McCain or George Bush couldn't fill a stadium if their lives depended on it. This will be fantastic. And don't allow anyone to tell you, Obama supporters that filling up an arena is a bad thing. They wish they could do the same thing. Boy do they wish people would come out for them.

    Let's call a spade a spade. Barack is popular, and McCain is not.

    August 19, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  17. Joe Kiloz

    He'll do for climate change what he's accomplished for Democrats.

    Announcement: He's invented a weather changing machine.

    Dare you to print it.

    August 19, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  18. Adam

    Will the windbag Gore be using public transportation or riding a bike there? I dont think so. The fat bloated Gore will arrive via private jet

    August 19, 2008 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  19. Brett

    AL GORE '08

    NObama '08!

    August 19, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  20. Erika, KS

    Nice to know Al Gore will be speaking. He was cheated out of the presidency in his own right by the Supreme Court. He and Bill Clinton are both great elders of the democratic party.

    Having said that, I can't support Obama regardless of who he chooses, unless that person is Hillary Clinton. I am sick of stupid men running, I mean ruining this country! They all stabbed Hillary in the back. I will never vote for a man again. Apparently, they only like women int he bedroom and in the kitchen. Ohhhh, smart women, how scary! Idiots. And yes, a woman vp for McCain would also help, unless it's that liar Condi Rice.

    August 19, 2008 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  21. Rita

    The worst day in 8 years was when George Bush took the oath of office. Gore would have been the better president. Everyone knows that now.

    August 19, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  22. Steve Green

    A good time to sleep!

    August 19, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  23. Joe

    Al Gore is going to try and sell his lies about humans causing global warming. It is a big making making scam for him.

    August 19, 2008 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  24. Dem for Unity

    This is going to be huge

    August 19, 2008 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  25. Tracey

    Al Gore will not be the VP, I wish he was,but I can live with Biden.
    To debkansas In the beginning I was backing John Edwards, because of his health care plan. When he dropped out I was backing Hillary, because of her health care plan. Then she dropped. Now I'm backing Obama, I like him, he was my third choice anyway and it is so important that the Dems. get back the White House. I can't go another four years like this that's for sure. So I'm asking all Hillary supporters to support Obama and unite the party, we need the things the Dems. and Obama can give us.

    August 19, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
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