July 30th, 2008
11:55 PM ET
14 years ago

Clinton to speak Tuesday at Democratic convention, sources say

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CNN's Suzanne Malveaux has learned that Sen. Clinton will speak Tuesday night at the Democratic convention. Photo credit: Getty Images/File.

(CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton has agreed to speak on the second night of next month's Democratic convention, headlining on the 88th anniversary of the day women earned the right to vote, sources say.

Two sources close to Clinton said the former presidential candidate will speak August 26 with all female U.S. senators on stage with her.

"Tuesday night is Hillary night," said one supporter.

That night is the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.

soundoff (548 Responses)
  1. Jonathan, Hartford, CT

    The universe of politics is no different from the rest of the universe; it is in constant transition. With less than a month until the Denver Convention, Clinton, who has remained in the wings, would be a new face if reintroduced. The disappointment and boredom that Democrats feel with Obama is bringing up Clinton's question regarding his electabitlity. She and her supporters were prophetic. The DNC was too eager to throw all of its super-delegates at Obama and may have to make some serious decisions at the convention. The numbers of Democrats demonstrating against their own parthy may be record-setting. Clinton's appearnace date may be changed and frequency increased as the convention draws closer in time. The DNC made a serious mistake by giving so many super-delegates to Obama. If they do not back track, he will lose the election for the party.

    July 31, 2008 06:04 am at 6:04 am |
  2. Loraine Pace DeBary Florida

    Hillary may be good but she has had her time in the political arena. I am a little tired of reading where her supporters won't back down and support Obama. This is America and I certainly don't want 8 more years of Bush policies. the women need to come down to earth and support the democrat of the Democratic party. Stevens is just another of the Republican whimps that was so greedy that he was in politics to help himself and not the people he represented. If McCain should be elected. then the people deserve what they get.

    July 31, 2008 06:16 am at 6:16 am |
  3. Denise

    And??

    July 31, 2008 06:18 am at 6:18 am |
  4. Pouya

    Well, Tuesday night will be the night when all of us say: NObama,
    well and I want to say that Obama (in his own heart ) likes to put Ludacri as a vice president.

    July 31, 2008 06:19 am at 6:19 am |
  5. Mariann Pepitone

    Hillary should be chosen as Obama's running mate the same night. However Nancy, Dean and Reid along with Caroline Kennedy would definately be in an uproar because all of them hate Hillary and Nancy is very jealous of her that's why she rushed the superdelegates for their vote and to vote Obama. She is bad news all the way around along with Dean. Hillary should have been the nominee and I agree with PUMA for what they are doing. I hope all of Hillary's voters vote McCain or write her name in to avoid Obama from becoming president of this country. He was involved with Nancy and Dean by talking to the superdelegates also. He is very underhanded and cunning. This country will be in a disaster if he is elected unless he picks a VP much smarter than himself because no matter that he took that tour he doesn't know foreign policy. The European's favor him because thousand's of them are minorities like himself.

    July 31, 2008 06:21 am at 6:21 am |
  6. the takeover

    Change We Have Believe In. Obama 08-16

    July 31, 2008 06:22 am at 6:22 am |
  7. JIM...TX

    So...do you think FINALLY she may make mention of Obama and get behind him???? I'm NOT holding my breath. Bet the PUMA's are po'd she's not headlining the first night.

    July 31, 2008 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  8. gene

    WE HAD A CHANCE TO GET THIS COUNTRY BACK ON TRACK WITH HER AS PRESIDENT BUSH MADE US LOOK LIKE FOOLS OBAMA NUTS ARE GOING TO MAKE US INTO A THIRD WORLD COUNTRY BUT MCCAINS ALMOST AS BAD WAKE UP AMERICA BEFORE ITS TO LATE

    July 31, 2008 06:33 am at 6:33 am |
  9. Tommy Lee

    Love her or hate her...she was the only top contender with enough experience and good judgement we had to choose from this time.

    The media was afraid to be rough on Obama because they feared being called racist. They had no trouble being openly sexist and calling for Hillary to give up way before the race was over.

    I am not being racist when I say Obama doesn't have enough experience.

    I am not being anti-elderly when I thank John McCain for his military duty but really believe his judgement is terrible.

    I will hold my nose and vote against a third Bush term and vote Obama this time around.

    I like Obama, I really do–but his resume is very short.

    McBush's resume is very long with terribly mixed results. Season his spotty record with his temper and you have a nightmare.

    Obama has a lot of ideas. I hope they work. We already know the ideas McBush brings with him will not work.

    May God save our republic.

    July 31, 2008 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  10. Jack

    Really?? All female senators? Is Kay Bailey Hutchinson going to be there?

    July 31, 2008 06:47 am at 6:47 am |
  11. Mike Snyder

    Like her or not, and many people have as much of a problem with Hillary as they do with her husband, Obama couldn't choose a stronger running mate in his quest to wrest the White House from rancid Republicans. It must be clear by now that the second choice would be a tremendous letdown that would jeopardize his – and – our dream to finally get this country back on a moral, ethical and intelligent course. The Republican candidate claims he "wouldn't lose the war to win the race", still addressing counter-terrorism as if it were conventional warfare. Unfortunately, the Arizona senator apparently believes Islamic extremists share his concepts, and will lose their fanaticism and willingness to blow themselves into smithereens because they get blown up in combat. What does he want to do, drop napalm on Iraq? Bomb the Hell out of it? In today's world the determined septuagenarian is horribly out of touch: he doesn't even understand computers, kind of a benchmark of one's ability to relate to the 21st Century.
    We can't afford more of the shocking immorality, brazen arrogance, and total disregard for human rights that have been the hallmarks of two horribly failed administrations. The Arizona senator may not be willing to "lose a war", but he certainly is losing respect as he walks down the same slimy path as Rove, Cheney, and Bush.

    July 31, 2008 06:50 am at 6:50 am |
  12. Frank

    Cool ! I can't wait to watch the Democratic Convention in August.

    Judging by the stark contrast between the positive, hopeful, and energetic campaign of Barack Obama and the negative, depressing and lack luster campaign of John McNasty, this should be the convention to watch !!

    CALLING ALL TRUE PATRIOTIC FREEDOM FIGHTERS..............

    VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA...IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 31, 2008 06:50 am at 6:50 am |
  13. Monica for Obama in Indiana

    Well thought out and well planned. Historical, historical, historical!

    July 31, 2008 06:50 am at 6:50 am |
  14. annette

    Nightmare, scarry. Can hardly wait to miss that.
    Is she going to speak soooo "lovingly" about her "18 mil" supporters???? By the way where have that 18 mil. people gone in supporting the absolutely stupid amount of money she still owes to all the venues!!!!!!!!!!!!One shudders to think what this woman is capable of.
    She better be real careful to make extreme support for Mr. Obama.
    Mr. Obama, a President we can ALL beleive in.

    July 31, 2008 07:00 am at 7:00 am |
  15. Frank

    GOD BLESS YOU MADAM SENATORS...YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY SINCE THE DARK DAYS OF SUFFRAGE.

    TO CLINTON SUPPORTERS......YOU KNOW THAT A JOHN MCBUSH PRESIDENCY MEANS FOUR MORE YEARS OF CLINTON SUPPORTERS "SUCKING THE HIND TIT".

    LEAVE JOHN MCNASTY ON HIS LOW ROAD OF NEGATIVITY, OLD TRICKS AND DESPAIR..............JOIN BARACK OBAMA ON THE HIGH ROAD TO PEAC, PROSPERITY AND HOPE FOR THE THE FUTURE !

    TAKE THE HIGH ROAD AND SUPPORT BARACK OBAMA,

    VOTE FOR BARACK OBAMA.....IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 31, 2008 07:00 am at 7:00 am |
  16. Suzyn

    That pretty much says she is not the VP.

    July 31, 2008 07:04 am at 7:04 am |
  17. sharon,ny

    You go, Hillary! Show them how a candidate can "knock their socks off"!

    July 31, 2008 07:07 am at 7:07 am |
  18. McCain Lies!

    Oh God, I guess i could stomach her for one night, i probably won't watch it that night cause i honestly can't do her. I know it burns the puma/pac babes up that they can't blame her horrible campaign management and financial debt on Barack. I just don't want to ever see her again.

    July 31, 2008 07:08 am at 7:08 am |
  19. Jessica

    Happy to hear that- but to all those Puma if you want Hillary to run again and to win.
    Remember this, if you switch party and vote for McBush she will never have that chance.

    You all is destroying her chances. Because the Obama supporters might decide not to vote for her either when it comes back around.

    That hate is preventing clear thinking.

    July 31, 2008 07:10 am at 7:10 am |
  20. Deborah

    That must be it for VP, then. The Veep speaks Wednesday.

    July 31, 2008 07:11 am at 7:11 am |
  21. Paul

    Definitely a night to miss.

    July 31, 2008 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  22. Jessica

    Happy to hear that- but to all those Puma if you want Hillary to run again and to win.

    Remember this, if you switch party and vote for McBush she will never have that chance.

    ***You all is destroying her chances. Because the Obama supporters might decide not to vote for her either when it comes back around.**

    That hate is preventing clear thinking!

    July 31, 2008 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  23. Ed, Santa Fe, NM

    yawn.....

    July 31, 2008 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  24. Senator Barack O' Blah-Blah

    Thank God Hillary is speaking. At least the Convention will have one speaker with actual ideas and experience addressing the nation. As for Senator Barack O'Blah-Blah, he would do well to go out with Britney and Paris and just loosen up and find another career where he has some meaningful experience. – maybe Celebrity Basketball. As for this long-time Democrat, I have jumped to the McCain side for this year.

    July 31, 2008 07:12 am at 7:12 am |
  25. toli

    thank you Hillary ............... things were good in the Clinton years and looking better....................

    look at us now ..................................... i can barely afford a gallon of milk.

    July 31, 2008 07:20 am at 7:20 am |
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