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. Marvin Higgins

    The media in this countryi s cowardly and gutless. They male me sick when they talk about obamas lead over Mccain is so small. Without stating the obvious if they had the courage to say what the reason is they would say its all about race, most white people will eat dirt before voting for a black man . Be courages and said its all about race get it through your heads he is a blackman, have you folks not noticed.Geez

    July 31, 2008 08:19 am at 8:19 am |
  2. Get Real

    PERFECT!!!!!! I think that will be a powerful night for women. Followed By Sen Obama speaking on the anniversary of Kings I have a dream speach. It's going to be a great convention

    July 31, 2008 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  3. Scott

    Obama/Clinton in '08. All the people who think Hillary should go away should go away.

    July 31, 2008 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  4. P

    If Clinton is not VP – Obama does not gedt my vote or my money.

    July 31, 2008 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  5. PhilT

    This gesture is symbolic of America's greatness, and how far we have come regarding equality of opportunity. Senator Clinton is one of the most influential people in American politics.

    Unfortunately, as with most things related to the Clintons, I have my doubts about how much she truly supports the candidate who won the nomination. She needs to get out there and articluate her support, and the urgency with which we need to vote for Obama over McCain.

    We are standing at one of the crossroads in American history. The choice seems crystal clear, at least to this observer.

    We know by the latest ads which route John McCain is taking, and with whom the maverick is travelling.

    Phil T.

    July 31, 2008 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  6. Sylvia from Oslo Norway

    And she should announce she'll put her name up for the ballot and run against Obama.

    Yeeah. PUMA! Politics are debate and willpower. You fight for your rights, and you show up on election day. PUMA for the sake of democracy.

    July 31, 2008 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
  7. Susan

    Hillary is an incredible person. Our country has missed out on an the best possible candidate and the best possible opportunity to rectify what the Bush adminsitration has done.

    Go Hillary... your supporters will be watching you on Tuesday August 26th with awe and pride.

    July 31, 2008 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  8. noboneaboutit

    This better not be a piece of bone, otherwise hell will break loose. Trust me.

    July 31, 2008 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  9. Tammy From Cleveland Ohio

    Hillary is out of her mind to support Obama. He is not going to beat John McCain, and she is going to look like a fool for supporting
    someone who thinks he was born in a manger.

    July 31, 2008 08:24 am at 8:24 am |
  10. Alice in Florida

    Well, this pretty much rules out her being selected as VP, which is a good thing. Why should she go down the drain with Obama in November when she can run in 2012 and win?

    July 31, 2008 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  11. Linda

    Smart to put her in a catagory of women's issues as the rift between the Clinton's and OB doesn't seem to be healed. I think it would be bad for the democratic party if she were to be anywhere close to Obama.

    July 31, 2008 08:26 am at 8:26 am |
  12. LET IT GO

    This is great news, For sure she won't be VP.

    July 31, 2008 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
  13. NoMccain

    So what?
    This would only be real news if it was released that Harold Ickes was going to be there with her.
    Remember the DNC ruling?

    July 31, 2008 08:32 am at 8:32 am |
  14. Scott L

    Copy of Clinton's Speech released:

    "Yaawn. Please vote for Barack. Yaaaawn. He is oh so great! Yaaaaawn. He is the anointed one! He is so much better than Bill and even me. Unite Dems! Unite! Yaaawn...even though we have owned the House and Senate for 2 years and since that time Gas prices have skyrocketed, we can raise them even higher! Yaaaawn. Vote for Obama because he and Ludicrous will raise and empower our youths the right way! Yaaawn."

    July 31, 2008 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  15. Eric

    If it's Tuesday, then it's confirmed she won't be her running mate. I am sorry for that. If it were not for the fact she ran a despicable campaign, she could have been a major plus to Obama.

    July 31, 2008 08:33 am at 8:33 am |
  16. Rob

    am I the only one that has really gotten too tired of all this drama.This process should be cut down to 2 months–People turn off to most of this.Having a year to decide which idiot is better–is way too long.all the wasted money could go to better causes than this one . I'm a Democrat , but I won't be watching any of this , nor will I watch McBush

    July 31, 2008 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  17. Reality Check Richmond Virginia

    uh, why wouldn't she? is this really news? She came in a close 2nd, she is one of the most influencial people in the party.......they thing is about 3-4 days long.......duhhhhhh.

    July 31, 2008 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  18. PUMA

    The whole convention week should be Hillary's. Barry will cause the Democrats to lose in November.

    July 31, 2008 08:34 am at 8:34 am |
  19. Steve Green

    Every night should be Hillary night!

    July 31, 2008 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  20. obama is unfit to be president of this country

    I gave to Hillary's campaign twice. It was for nothing. The dnc chose obama and crammed him down our throat. obama is completely worthless and not worthy of my vote.

    July 31, 2008 08:35 am at 8:35 am |
  21. Susan

    GREAT! Wish I could be there!

    July 31, 2008 08:36 am at 8:36 am |
  22. JOHN



    July 31, 2008 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  23. William Spivey


    July 31, 2008 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  24. michelle




    July 31, 2008 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
  25. HP Boston

    And then they will all be told to sit down and shut up!
    The DNC is the sexist party of America!

    July 31, 2008 08:39 am at 8:39 am |
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