August 26th, 2008
09:49 PM ET
2 years ago

Source: Bill Clinton will not attend Obama's Invesco speech

Bill Clinton will reportedly not attend the convention Thursday night.
Bill Clinton will reportedly not attend the convention Thursday night.

DENVER (CNN) – Hillary Clinton will be on hand for Barack Obama's acceptance speech, but according to a source close to former President Bill Clinton, he will not: the source tells CNN that Clinton will not join his wife at Invesco Field Thursday night.

soundoff (152 Responses)
  1. chella gehrett

    Come on Bill. Grow up and help Barack win this race. What? Do you want McCain in the White House? Be a good Dem and support the ticket!

    August 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  2. Denise

    Cry baby! Get him a pacifier!

    August 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  3. John

    Give it up Bill, join the paryty or just keep quite.

    August 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  4. Shirley

    Don't need him. I liked Bill Clinton, but ever since Mrs. Clinton lost the nomination, they have been sulking. Get up, get over it and help the party if you really care like you said you did.

    August 26, 2008 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  5. JOSH

    HE KNOW A BULL WHEN HE SEES IT

    August 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  6. Janet

    Good for Bill. He has other things to do besides sit at Obama's feet.
    He doesn't owe him anything. It's up to Obama to win. He has no one to blame but himself.

    August 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  7. Lemont

    What else is new I just can't believe Bill would still act like a little boy man grow up! People are going to totally for get you

    August 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  8. Susan

    Well, I can't say that I blame Bill Clinton. I've been watching these conventions since 1976, when my grandmother worked on President Ford's re-election campaign. I voted for Clinton twice, and then Gore.

    Always, Always before this Democratic convention, past presidents were honored for their respect for their position, whether President Ford, Regan, Bush the first, or Carter.

    I went to a high school that had a make-up of 48% Caucasian, 52 % African American, Mexican, Latino, Japanese, and Chinese.

    I would rather have Colin Powell or Denzel Washington running. They seem to understand how to honor the position, no matter what hard feelings.

    Where has our society gone in two decades that this treatment is allowed to happen to a past president who had one of the presence of mind to appoint an amazing economics team while in the Oval Office?

    August 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  9. CJ

    I am not surprised

    August 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  10. Corve

    No matter how small you want to put the Clintons you cannot avoid the fact that they have labored hard and long years for the DNC party. With what happened in the Primary elections to determine the candidate to run for president of the party, Obama must treat Hillary Clinton with more respect after all she got 18 million votes.

    He accused her of voting for the war and been an insider to washington, he then asked Biden to be his VP who voted for the war and has been in washington longer than Hillary.

    The Clintons are upset after all it was Hillary's time and the respect that they are now getting Obama should pay for it.

    Bill stay home!

    August 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  11. silas

    julio u don't call him selfish. He was a former president what ever happened to respect in this country.

    The Ol' Man must have his reasons.

    Obama/ Biden 08

    August 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  12. Yoseph

    Whatever, so what? He doesn't need to attend it right away. He will listen to it later. Thanks to you CNN, since you not much to talk about you, you will run it on air again, again, again, again, and again. Even my mom will listen to it from her grave.

    August 26, 2008 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  13. Sean in DC

    Maybe he has a date.

    August 26, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  14. Jay

    How can Bill Clinton say that he loves the country while he behaves like that. In the end, obviously not all Americans are as rich as he is, so therefore they need someone who is in their corner to help them with their issues. This year, that is Barack Obama, end of story because he is the nominee. Now unless Bill is going to turn Republican, he needs to suck it up for the millions of Americans that need a voice.

    August 26, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  15. Saratoga Sam

    Typical.

    August 26, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  16. annoyed with mainstream media

    Is this really newsworthy?

    August 26, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  17. Rick

    This guy who I once admired has sunk to a level which is border line disgusting. I actually feel sorry for him.

    August 26, 2008 10:01 pm at 10:01 pm |
  18. Brian

    Clinton = =|||
    Selfish!

    August 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  19. hillarysupporter

    Well Bill even though you do not like what happen you should still show up because it supports your wife regardless...I am upset too but we need to pull together as a unify party regardless...so Bill should be there

    August 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  20. bill m

    grow up Bill, sorry i share your first name

    August 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  21. ME IN FL

    Why would he???

    August 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  22. Nate HUSSEIN

    That's why Hillary will have no chance in 2016. Clinton, PUMA's, we will never forget.

    Obama / Biden '08

    August 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  23. DrMan

    Keep it up libs, President McCain is fast approaching

    August 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  24. Anti-Negativity

    THAT IS THE BEST THING I HAVE HEARD ABOUT BILL CLINTON IN MONTHS!

    August 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
  25. Helen Cohen

    How dare he, with so much on the line, why not check you pride at the door and do whats in the best interest of Democratic Party.....

    August 26, 2008 10:02 pm at 10:02 pm |
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