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
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  1. proud army and navy mom

    please pay no attention to the fake person that is blogging under my name. It is a puma (fake democrat) or a repug. they only have one or two supporters so they have to use others name to seem like they are more than what they are. They are truly despicable.

    August 19, 2008 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |

    Somebody please answer why they think Clinton would win. All I hear is that she would definately win and Obama has no chance. It is baffling that people are that delusional. Hillarry lost the primary, is the most polarizing figure in politics, has promoted disunity (in both parties and bipartisan efforts),and Republicans hate her so much they would actually unify to whoop her butt by a landslide.

    August 19, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  3. Bob

    I am feeling the same as Democrates above although maybe a little less of an Obama fan, but I'll still vote for him. It won't matter who is president if people don't become less partisan and shed the hatred and anger that I am getting from many of these comments. Its going to be hard to get behind whoever wins for the good of the country if all of this animosity is allowed to build up during the election. I think the McCain camp is more over the top in negative campaigning than Obama. Obama is mainly debating policy, McCain seems to be debating personality and motives.

    August 19, 2008 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  4. Derek

    Yeah! Instead of taking sleeping pills, we can watch Al Bore instead!

    August 19, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  5. Bill From Florida

    I think it would be great if, Gore, Hillary and Bill were all back in office.
    Obama cannot hold a candle to any of them. Obama needs to come back in about 10 years when he has some experience under his belt.
    Right now he is the new kid on the block that cannot act like a Rock
    Star .Change is good, but what kind of change? All changes are not
    good changes.

    August 19, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  6. go away mongers- Ventura ca

    This is a great time to call for party UNITY – from a man who knows first-hand what having victory snatched-away at the last minute is all about.
    Hopefully the pumA's will be put in their place by Senator Clinton and (President) Gore will remind the faithful of what four more years of the current policies would bring.

    August 19, 2008 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  7. Mommyof2

    How ironic that some of you find it appropriate to mock Mr. Gore's message when I found the link to this story right under yet ANOTHER story about flooding... this time in Wichita Falls.

    I guess you won't really understand the seriousness of climate change until it is at your front door. Americans, seriously the most ignorant and selfish people on the Earth.

    And no, Erika, Hillary wasn't stabbed in the back. I believe it's called "losing". And you not voting Obama will not stop him from becoming the President. You and all the other Hillary supporters cannot help McCain's flailing candidacy... and if you want to, you must love Hillary more than you love your country. What a shame.

    August 19, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |

    Erika from kansas has deep rooted problems

    August 19, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  9. Anonymous

    "Why can't Clinton supporters put together coherent sentences?"

    Because they're undercover Republicans.

    August 19, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  10. Leta

    Why does the Democratic/Republican/Liberal/Conservatives continue to entrust Al Gore with any of the functions of the White House. Do you not understand that the failing Savings and Loan Institutions in Texas were the product of Al Gore and Hillary's race to the White House this was funded by Iran money being ran through Iraq then Canada, then New York (YES) New York then through Texas. The Iran weapons that are purchased are not hidden in Iran they are indeed in Russia.....If you send Al Gore and Hillary to soon as they are there the war will begin.......Al Gore never in Texas yes he worked at Addison State Bank that was robbed on Halloween by a Clown in 1985......Obama get a grip and get these people out of your campaign....

    August 19, 2008 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  11. The Bush Twins : George and John

    Has anyone else read the commentary Jack Cafferty wrote about McCain ?. It was spot on !!. Check it out !

    August 19, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  12. Cafferty Obama

    Time for Laugherty to make some more anti Clinton anti-McCain statements. Cmon Cafferty show us your Barack O Blah-blah's pom poms

    August 19, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  13. Kenneth

    I think it's only fair to allow the last democrat to receive a majority of the votes in an election speak at this historic event.

    Had the Clinton clan done something to help Gore in his 2000 campaign, maybe we wouldn't have been stuck with wars, recessions and the worst presidency in US history with Bush. What goes around comes around Hill, you got exactly what you deserved!

    I for one plan to boo like hell during Hillary's speech. I can't beleive what sore losers her supporters have turned out to be!

    August 19, 2008 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  14. Geri

    Obama supporters.............get a life and change your attitude! You need not be nasty about everyone but Obama. When reading your comments I am almost ashamed to be a democrat. The sad thing is that CNN and MSNBC praise Obama and slam McCain & Clinton. This only brings out the worst in you people. Cafferty & Andrea Mitchell are by far the instigators of most of this although everyone on both networks is in bed with Obama. I'm sure CNN won't post this because it offends them but I feel very strongly that the media should stay unbiased and all the nastiness needs to stop.

    August 19, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  15. Nowhere Man

    This is great! If the convention hall is really cold that night, his hot air should help immensely. Possibly the biggest blowhard to come along since Slick, with Obama currently chasing him for that title.

    August 19, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  16. John in Ohio

    For everyone who is going to say that Hillary should be VP or the nominee, what do you base that on? She was completely incapable of running her campaign. She couldn't manage the message, she couldn't budget or manage her finances, and she kept going after it was clear she couldn't get the delegates. Complain all you want about caucuses, each state has the right to choose how it will select a nominee, and the Clinton camp had no problems with caucuses until they started losing in them. With all the problems we have in the US with budgeting and the national debt, do we want somebody who generates millions in debt just in her primary campaign to be anywhere near the national economy?

    August 19, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  17. non black nonwhite

    CNN please post: I find it really funny how the Obama supporters are called the CULT group when in fact, PUMAS are very threatening, scary individuals. every post is about how they are going to take revenge for their Leader, Hillary. If anyone is in a cult it is the hillary supporters, they are still crying about her loss, they sound so pathetic. Get over it, cult followers. You can't cry your way to the win. Your Cult leader, Hillary, told you to get over it so you should listen to her since you can't think without her. You guys sound like some crazy religious cult like the FLDS.

    August 19, 2008 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  18. jd

    I wonder who CNN (Clinton News Network) is backing!!!??? I am so tired of partisan journalism not to mention the B Hussein Obama link on CNN Politics every day. Give me a break. Where is Hannity/Coulter when we need them.

    August 19, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  19. 18 million minus one

    HRC will never win the nomination this year or any other year. What has been going on since she LOST, yes she LOST, the nomination has been nothing short of ridiculous. HRC had a poorly run campagain, She and her staff made some poor judgement calls. She ran her campagain into debt. HMM what would she have done to the country??? I used to support her for what she stood for. Now what she stood for is lost due to a group of inidividuals who would rather see the country go down in flames by a president, John McCain, whose views are contrary to HRC. This blaming everyone else and tearing the party to pieces by HRC and the republicans who make up the majority of the PUMA is why she will never be president. That is why everyone tells you to stop complaining and get over it.

    August 19, 2008 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  20. Brian

    dear Erika from KS,

    you, a HRC clinton supporter, say you will "never vote for a junior senator running for president regardless of who he/she might be"

    unfortunately for you, HRC is a junior senator, so you seem to be caught in a nice little web-o-lies.

    you're funny.

    August 19, 2008 01:17 pm at 1:17 pm |
  21. baker

    To chris:

    I wasnt talking about flip flopping, I was talking about people like you who FAIL to see anything other than what they want to see, and then call out the opposition for doing the same thing! YOU ARE A HYPOCRITE!

    August 19, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  22. eam

    what the hell is wrong with obama, why do we have to give to rebuild georgia that is the russians responsibility we shouldn't have to give anything we didn't cause the damage. that is so stupid!

    August 19, 2008 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  23. Voice of Reason

    There are so many McShame supporters here that are complete hypocrites. How can u say Obama isnt justified for attacking McShame after the republican has been bashing obama for so long. McShame made a website declaring the many ways to kill iranians yet his supporters have the audacity to suggest Obama is radical? Risky? Get real and wake up!

    OBAMA 08

    August 19, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  24. non black nonwhite

    TO RPS: I do agree with you on who gets to speak. Bill Clinton's affairs are too many and really disgusting but let's be serious, Bill is like a mobster with Hillary as his right hand, so if they don't speak at the Convention they will create some kind of riots between blacks and white women.

    August 19, 2008 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  25. Joe in NJ

    The people who are saying that it's over for Hillary, she lost, get over it, etc. are the same ones still whining that Gore was robbed eight years ago.

    August 19, 2008 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
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