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. ark

    save the best for last. it takes shared brilliance and consistency to come this long. nothing can stop the move, not even the press gang-up

    August 19, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  2. Randy

    He had better pick Biden....I think Barack has finally realized just how close he is to pulling this scam off and he had better find someone who knows what they are doing.

    August 19, 2008 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  3. Steve/Houston,TX for Obama

    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. I hope that Hillary keeps her delegates and give Obama to think about, or can he think on his own.

    Hillary Hillary Hillary! I can't live without Hillary! Hillary Clinton makes the world go around! People please give me a break! The primaries are OVER; she LOST! Move on, she has. I know that for some, this was the first primary that they ever voted in and for some reason are not very familiar with the process. There was no campaign out there to get Hillary. The DNC did not have it out for Mrs. Clinton. The process was not made up as the primaries went along. Florida and Michigan violated rules that have been in place and they had to suffer the consequences. If Hillary supporters want to be mad at someone and want to march in protest, protest in Florida and Michigan where they do not know how to follow the rules!

    August 19, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  4. Robert

    An Al Gore speech is great addition to the Democratic Convention.

    August 19, 2008 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  5. Bill Tampa

    And some were saying that Obama, did not have control of his convention. Well think again. Looks like he decided to give more exposure to Al Gore on a larger stage , with a bigger audience, and more exposure than he is giving Billary...!!!!....This guy knows what he's doing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    August 19, 2008 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  6. Ricardo Phillips

    You could not have found a better speaker for the right moment.

    August 19, 2008 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  7. Pat F

    God, wake me when it's over. The national bore. I'd rather hear Tipper talk about Twisted Sister lyrics.

    August 19, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  8. Mike, Syracuse, NY

    With both Clinton and Gore at the convention they better double up on that donut order.

    Erika, a group of newspapers finished the FL recount in 2000. Guess what? Gore really lost! Get over it.

    August 19, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  9. michael

    hope it rains!

    August 19, 2008 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  10. Obama supporter:White, 60 year old woman

    Democrates: Thank you for your service and your wise words. If the democrates lose the White House this election, it will go way beyond Obama as he is fighting the Republicans, the self serving Clinton holders on and the media who have scrutinized Obama to death and has given McCain a free ride with every lie, misspeak and objective analysis of his past and the hypocrisy of his campaign.

    August 19, 2008 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  11. 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 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  12. Average

    McCain finished at 894 out of 899 students at his naval academy. We don't need no more average to below average intelligent Presidents like Bush. This is why McCain gives short answers to questions. Folks think he is being direct, but actually, he does not have anymore to say.

    August 19, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  13. bruja

    Pat Riot: Not funny. Just ignorant....

    August 19, 2008 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  14. All Together

    Another in a long line of losers, we will soon add obama. Maybe Cafferty will write another bitter one sided hack piece about it.

    August 19, 2008 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  15. s for obama

    Hilary supporters.....

    Please please please wake up and smell the coffee. The Democratic Party’s presidential nominee is going to be nominated on Thursday. Please get that in your head.

    Love you all. Dems!!!!

    Obama 08 & 12

    August 19, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  16. failure

    and when will Kerry speak ?
    why are these failed guys being called to speak , uhh

    August 19, 2008 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  17. Rick

    I see that CNN is once again deleting the comments that don't fit their liberal agenda.

    August 19, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  18. texas DEM

    Superdelegate Gore needs to vote for Hillary.

    August 19, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  19. 18 million minus one

    I am so glad Al Goe is getting the chance to speak at the convention. I am not going to cry over the spilt milk of what should have been with him as president, but I am glad to see him get the respect he deserves. As a formet HRC supporter ( I got turned off by the PUMA movement and the constant whining etc) It is nice to see the one individual with a integrity left from the Clinton administration speaking.

    August 19, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  20. Kathy

    I voted for Gore in 2000 and I was very disappointed when he didn't win and instead we got the evil Bush, so I am excited about his speaking role!

    August 19, 2008 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  21. Michael "C" Lorton, Virginia

    While AL Gore is saving the planet, he might be well advised to apply some of his salvation talents to the Democratic particular the CLintons.

    August 19, 2008 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  22. blm

    Just unbelievably pathetic. Talks about change, then brings in Hillary and two big windbags. If you could harness the wind in Gore and Clinton you just might be able to solve our energy problems.

    August 19, 2008 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  23. Kathy

    McCain cheated on his first wife and left her and the kids, and than married a woman 25 years younger than him, he is not a man of good values or character.

    August 19, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  24. not an obamabot, thank GOD

    cant wait to hear more about manbearpig. btw i heard the glaciers and polar bears are doing fine, what happened to the possibility they would melt away this summer?

    August 19, 2008 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  25. proud army and navy mom

    Us people down here in the trailer park will never vote for Obama.........

    August 19, 2008 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
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