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

Clinton to speak Tuesday at Democratic convention, sources say


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. Kelly

    Hillary should be the one running for President. Of course she will speak at the convention. Nobama somehow, I am sure, will try to use it to his advantage. He is a flip-flopping snake.

    July 31, 2008 07:52 am at 7:52 am |
  2. Whats left in your wallet?

    This photo reminds me of an old song about "plastic people",cant remember who sang it though.Hillary, please dont wear a jumpsuit,it is a mistake you have made from the beginning of your run for office.Its bad enough men wear suits.I dont trust anyone wearing a suit, show your feminine side,wear a dress or jeans I dont care.I equate criminals with suits.

    July 31, 2008 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  3. robert e lowe

    IF the Republican had ther way you Woman would never had that right. to vote,

    July 31, 2008 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
  4. Jonathan, Hartford, CT

    This morning, I am not certain whether I am more disappointed in Obama or his campaign managers. The Republicans have just begun tweeking them and they are already whining. Their ad to counter McCaiin was silly, at best.......more like whimpy-whiney. The meadia is applying heat. Dana Milbank calling Obama, "the presumptuous nominee" is just too funny. They are running a scripted campaign and when a line is missing they fall into total disarray.

    How is he going to survive after the Republican Convention? He is not going to survive. It is just that simple. The DNC expected him to be miles out ahead of McCain in the polls. The DNC predicted that Clinton supporters would jump on board. They have not. The DNC expected the youth vote and the African-American vote to be firmly behind Obma. There is no solidarity there.

    The DNC has to decide which is more important: Obama's image and ego or winning the general election.

    July 31, 2008 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  5. german

    big big story!

    July 31, 2008 07:59 am at 7:59 am |
  6. A Nightingale Sings in Berkley Square

    I'm so happy. She won the East Coast, she won the West Coast, she won the South Coast and she won the great mid west. She should be the nominee. No question about that.

    Now Is ludicrris's new song the change we can expect from the Obama supporters? It's a change, that I don't like at all. Why "dis" Hillary when she whipped Obama's butt in the coasts and in the mid west and New York. Yeah I know Obama won Idaho, but so did Larry Craig.

    I hear the obam is threatening the life of American Hero John McCain? I just read a blog that said obamba was challenging John to a duel. obamba just can't help himself with his mega ego personality can he?

    Barry also said he is related to Wild Bill, George Bush, Dick Cheney and a King of England and a host of others to probably include Osama himself. He just can't help himself. He is risky and I don't trust him.

    bam may not be a Muslim, but he is no stranger in the Muslim Church.

    He will raise your taxes and "dis" your values.

    July 31, 2008 08:01 am at 8:01 am |
  7. Robert NYC & Miami

    Democrats will regret Obama big time. He will not win.

    July 31, 2008 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  8. Wanda Reed

    We love you Hillary and still support you 100% in whatever you do.

    We hope to see you run again in 2012.

    July 31, 2008 08:04 am at 8:04 am |
  9. Anonymous

    Probably all DEMOCRATIC female senators? I have trouble seeing Dole or Huticheson up on stage with Hill at the Dem convention...

    July 31, 2008 08:05 am at 8:05 am |
  10. Mike, TX

    She should take the opportunity to apologize to the democrats and the country for the upcoming disaster of an Obama administration and promise to oust him in 2012.

    July 31, 2008 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  11. F. Lynn

    I know there are alot of Hillary fans out there who are disappointed right now and talk about McCain. Obama and Hillary were talking about doing, essentially the same thing. Voting for McCain gets you no health care, higher deficits, more war and no standing in the world. He said he's the biggest free trader of them all – meaning you, your family and children will have lower paying or no jobs. McCain said he would raise your taxes, while he supports the bush tax cuts for the wealthy. Is this really what you want? feelings were hurt on both sides. Healing must begin there too. This from a moderate independant.

    July 31, 2008 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  12. Glad to be an Independent

    As an Independent voter and Obama supporter, Hillary Clinton has earned the right to speak at the convention. Obama and Clinton had a close primary race. Her supporters have a right to here her speak at the convention. I believe Hillary should appear and not Bill Clinton. Hillary has earned a position in the Democratic party in her own right. Bill lights to hog all of the spotlight. Let the new leaders of the Democratic party, Obama and Hillary Clinton have the spotlight.

    July 31, 2008 08:08 am at 8:08 am |
  13. paul, nyc ny

    I don't even know why this article is written in the tone of "shock". Hillary Clinton has reached what for African Americans has been a struggle as well, the race to be President of the United States. I commend her for all of her achievements, all of her struggles and her courage. I commend her for being the person she is and for giving her enormous voice to Sen. Obama who throughout the primary allowed his campaign to say things about her without even standing up to them. Maybe not defend her honor but defend the principles he so VALIANTLY and arrogantly always talks about "A new kind of campaign".

    I will tone in on that Tuesday night to hear the crowd go wild when she stands at that podium. She is someone who would have made an extraordinary president and has shown she is an extraordinary person and woman!

    I look forward to seeing her in the race once again!

    ( Obama-ites, start screaming how she should not even be at the convention and all the bad things she has done. Please forget all that she is doing for Obama because she doesn;t matter ... in your minds)

    July 31, 2008 08:10 am at 8:10 am |
  14. Independent Voter

    hope she doesn't use this opportunity as a soap box for her own agenda....18 million cracks and still $25M in debt – go figure!!

    OBAMA 2008 & 2012

    July 31, 2008 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  15. Mike, TX

    I find it interesting that Obama's most vocal supporters are either vehemently racist (Rev. Wright), former/current terrorists (Weather Undergound, Hamas) or anti-feminist (Ludacris).

    I'm sure that MLK is rolling over in his grave knowing that Obama is going to try and highjack his name.

    July 31, 2008 08:11 am at 8:11 am |
  16. Cashman

    As long as said speaking slot is not to accept the nomination as candidate for President or Vice President, she can talk all she wants!

    ABC = Anybody But Clinton '08!

    July 31, 2008 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  17. F. Lynn

    Odd, for a guy with supposedly no experience, Obama has called it right each time and the Administration is now doing everything he said, we have an envoy in Iran now – negotiating, are talking to Syria, re-focusing on where the real war was – Afganistan. McCain said yesterday in the press he could support a "16 month Iraq withdrawl plan" put forth by senator Obama. and so is the Iraqi pirminster. Sounds like the guy knows what he's talking about huh ! Hey the administration is now considering a second stimulas package, alternative energy, bio-fules, which McCain picked up 3 weeks after Obama announced it to break the hold of oil on our lives. We don't need to give more land drilling rights to oil companies that have over a million six hundrad thousand acres on the books they haven't even touched yet – why more? Greed ! Hillary was strong and still in there fighting with Obama. They had there differences, but agree on the direction for this country. I wish we could have them both but in a way – we do !

    July 31, 2008 08:13 am at 8:13 am |
  18. John

    I hope she uses that opportunity to place her name in nomination forcing a roll call vote on the floor!

    July 31, 2008 08:14 am at 8:14 am |
  19. paul, nyc ny

    BTW, to add muster to my claim about Obama only letting his lackies due his bidding when it comes to insulting so he can deem himself above it all while still keeping his followers, jump down a few stories to the one about Ludacris' new song. He calls Hillary an 'irrevelant b***CH' while also saying McCain should be paralyzed in a wheel chair. But the only one who comments was Obama's rep.

    And the best is that CNN, Obama's news agency, doesn't even allow for comments to be added.

    And has anyone noticed, speaking of CNN, that whenever there is a story on McCain an ad for OBAMA appears next to it? Sorry, I know web design and that is something that is intentionally done.

    July 31, 2008 08:15 am at 8:15 am |
  20. georgia

    & of course we can expect a request for money to pay off her senseless campaign debt while bill continues to rakein the dough !

    July 31, 2008 08:16 am at 8:16 am |
  21. Friends for Hillary in Denver and 2012

    OK Hillie, we know he is arrogant not to pick U and the reason he could not breath with U as is VP. Don't fret, he is a elitist LOZER, and will only sound good to those hypnotized by his different look, but his real message will not sound as good as his voice. In the end it will be a check and checkmate Congress with a 1term Pres. McCain so don't sweat it 2012 is only less than 4 short yrs away.

    Luv ya the real Mainstream Voters

    July 31, 2008 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  22. Didine - Maryland

    I was about time Hillary to come out of your hole. You have promises to do what it takes to help Barack Obama be the next president. We are all waiting to see if you will keep your words.

    July 31, 2008 08:17 am at 8:17 am |
  23. Dave D

    Pundits are saying that by putting her on Tuesday night that rules out that she's on the VP list since VP candidates usually speak on Wednesday nights

    July 31, 2008 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  24. Jonathan, Hartford, CT

    The DNC should give Obama until the day before the convention opens to get these poll numbers up. If he, and his campaign managers fail to do-so the DNC better have a contingency plan and drop Obama. He has had two months and an enormous campaign chest. He has been the darling of the press. He has had the blessing of the DNC. He has had the Kiss from Pelosi and her referring to him as the "Demoncratic nominee."

    It is time to put up or shut up. It is time for the DNC to shift its thnking and look ahead to winning this election. We cannot afford to lose. Some tough decisions have to be made. If this guy is unelectable, then there is no time to lose. Cut him loose. After all, he is the candidate of change. If he is not working out (and that appears to be true) then it is time for him to bow or gracefully or for the DNC to give him the boot.

    July 31, 2008 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
  25. ryan2483

    Well, it's the least they could do... the very least. Which is noted by this PUMA member.

    It's a good start though. Now let's just have a real convention where both candidates have their names submitted, and the delegates are free to vote for whomever they choose.

    Obama has voted for FISA, abandoned his pledge for public financing, paraded across the world as some rockstar, and has yet to show any type of substance. He is not of the caliber, character, or quality that is needed to lead this country, especially in these current times.

    Thankfully, he's only the PRESUMPTIVE nominee. There's still time!

    Hillary in 2008 and/or 2012!

    July 31, 2008 08:18 am at 8:18 am |
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