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. Marie

    No lost. What a fool. I don't care for Hillary but even she doesn't deserve this jerk. She is the one that lost, not him. If she can show good faith and fain party unity, he can at least sit in his chair and be a good boy! Devorce this sticky wicket.

    August 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  2. pauline

    I think given how badly Bill Clinton was treated. Calling him
    a racist. He should not attend. He deserves an apology
    from Obama and his campaign. The only one pulling the race
    card is Obama. Bush censored us Obama does the same.
    Jesse Jackson is a long time friend of Bill Clintons.
    Obama's campaign was vicious Bill Clinton has every
    reason to be offended and to NOT attend.

    August 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  3. Kenneth

    Bill will be busy tending to his secret mistress.

    August 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  4. Sherry, Atlanta

    SAD. . .

    OBAMA/BIDEN '08-'12

    August 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  5. FROMHILLARYTOMCCAIN.COM

    According to the latest gallup poll McCain is up 2 points nationally since Obama picked Biden and not Hillary.

    Why would Bill want to go see a loser?

    August 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  6. chris nguyen

    vote for mc caine so we can see the clinton in 2012

    August 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  7. Dee N STL

    Smart man, he may put his foot in his mouth. let's just make it past wednseday

    August 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  8. Anna

    Normally, I would think the former President is being silly about the whole thing. But, let's face it. These camps don't like each other too much.
    I am glad Bill is not playing phony baloney like most politicians do.
    I would never do it, and I don't particularly like or trust people who do.

    People say "Watch your back with Bill!"
    But that doesnt seem to be necessary. Bill is pretty comfortable being Bill, and in the political realm, that is a change I can believe in!

    August 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  9. barbara

    He is acting like a child. Who needs him anyway? When will the Clintons give it up and just go away?

    August 26, 2008 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm |
  10. Julianne

    I don't think there's enough room even in Invesco for all the Obama supporters AND Bill Clintons ego.

    Pout away Bill, it's not your party any more, and NO it's NOT all about you. You and your childishness will not be missed.

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  11. jeff

    I hear he has a hot date with a Broncos cheerleader...why not, eh?

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  12. observer

    Bill is trying to re live his presidential years and can't stand it that he won't be there in the White House again with his wife. What a pity that he has come to this. Time to move on Bill

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  13. Lee

    Obama is getting the treatment he so richly deserves.

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  14. Casey

    Maybe Bill can leave the Democratic Party and start the Clintonic Party!

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  15. Mad Max

    Is Bill even in town?

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  16. Brian

    Bill doesn't hang out with Hillary much anymore. It's not really news.

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  17. Tom

    Clintons are getting way too much air time as it is and the Obama campaign is showing weakness trying to accommodate them. Wonder how that translates to dealing with leaders around the world, friend or foe.

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  18. Becky

    Good Bill does not need to be there, who cares? Obama 08,12

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  19. Florida democrat

    why is this news CNN? Are there not more important things in this world to concern ourselves with? Once this election is over in November, I certainly hope CNN goes belly up.........that includes all their idiot reporters.

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  20. Ms. RDS

    NO big deal. Hillary was the candidate and she will be there. Yawn at CNN for trying to keep the drama going.

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  21. tLEO

    Who cares...Bill Clinton's days off being the top dog are over. It's a new dawn and new day. Clinton lovers...build a rocket to Mars.

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  22. patriotsblade

    I would not look too much into this. The Secret Service is going to have their hands full with Sen. Obama and Sen. Clinton being there already.

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  23. Jack Colson

    Clinton knows the Conventions are a party, a hype, and won't last.
    DNC sounds so ignorant and ambiguous.
    Jack Colson
    Seattle WA

    August 26, 2008 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  24. Tbunny Upper Darby PA

    This isn't all about the clintons...my goodness. I love bill clinton – I casted my first vote ever for Clinton.

    When will people wake up and realize that we are on the same team? Nobody is trying to quiet the voices of the 18 millions Hillary votes. Obviously, you all are recognized for the long hard fought primary season. Okay – you have an opinion about BO. Let's agree to disagree. But if you think by voting for McCain will offer you better options, then you really need to wake-up.

    August 26, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  25. Mac

    I truely believe that Bill Clinton doesn't want Barack Obama to win.

    August 26, 2008 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
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