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. Ian

    ....or as I like to call it, the day American died. Just joking.

    July 31, 2008 08:52 am at 8:52 am |
  2. BD

    This means she won't be VP which thrills me to no end. I wouldn't be able to vote for that ticket anyway. Not unless she's at the top.

    PUMA PRIDE!!!!! HRC 2012!

    July 31, 2008 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  3. the 28th Amendment to the Constitution

    Proposal for the 28th Amendment to the Constitution-
    Prohibits the DNC or political parties, federal government and the states from forbidding of striping any citizen form their vote. From now on every vote counts.

    July 31, 2008 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  4. Cynthia

    A fitting night for Senator Clinton to speak with the anniversary is good.

    July 31, 2008 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  5. Barry and Larry

    She's going to sing Obama is here!

    July 31, 2008 08:53 am at 8:53 am |
  6. Polly

    Hillery I support you, however, I will not vote in this election.

    July 31, 2008 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  7. HRC NIGHT !!!

    Hillary will speak August 26 with all female U.S. senators on stage with her.@ the Democratic Convention
    That night is the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.
    Spot light on Hillary !!!

    July 31, 2008 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  8. Lynette Stapleton

    it is only fitting that Senator Clinton speak on the anniversary of the day women earned the right to vote.
    However, it is a great disappointment that the DNC saw fit to field their weakest candidate when the political climate is strongly in favour of the Democrats.
    Rasmussen polls consistently show Obama leads Bush by Twenty, but Clinton does better against McCain. The Republicans are on course to nominate their strongest candidate but the Democrats are NOT.

    July 31, 2008 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  9. Dan, TX

    I loved Jon Stewart last night. The only place to get an honest analysis of the news.

    CNN is a joke.

    July 31, 2008 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  10. TEXAS TRAIL DOG WONT HUNT!

    Susie, Clinton does not go back on her word. She said sniper fire and that is the story she stuck with. Is that what you mean?

    July 31, 2008 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  11. Dem4Life

    Some of these comments are astounding. The selfishness of some people never cease to amaze me. This isn't Hillary's night or Obama's night, its the Democrats night. We are on the verge of getting a Dem back in office and all most people can do is squabble about pettiness. This is why our country is so divided and why it probably will always be. We cant look beyond our own ego's to see what is best for the majority.

    July 31, 2008 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  12. NotFooled

    The DNC has made alot of announcement about Clinton, including all the "unity" hype that never happened. The only thing that is going to make this right is if they put her on the BALLOT in nomination for the DNC PRESIDENTIAL nomination and do everything in their power to get a FAIR DEMOCRATIC VOTE!

    Otherwise, NO DEAL!

    July 31, 2008 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  13. stacy

    wish she was out front instead of Obama, no joy in election now.

    July 31, 2008 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  14. A Voter for Intelligence/Honesty in Govt/Obama 08

    I am gaining renewed respect for Hillary. She is a team player who truly cares about America, unlike what appears to be a few of her true Democratic supporters who would rather bribe, threaten or vote for a candidate who doesn't represent women's rights and issues.

    Obama will have a special plave for you in helping to get this country on the right path.

    July 31, 2008 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  15. TEXAS TRAIL DOG WONT HUNT!

    I hope Hillary gives a great speach on Tuesday. After all, that is how Obama got his start.

    July 31, 2008 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  16. Concerned Citizen, IN

    Kentucky:

    If Obama campaigned like Clinton his message of hope and unity would be squashed. He would be running the same campaign that John McCain is currently running against him.

    The difference between Obama and Clinton is tha the actually does stand for real change. That includes the way he campaigns across the country, and yes, in the world. Our president MUST be a citizen of the world to understand the perils and pitfalls of foreign policy.

    A citizen of the world would have known, as Obama did, that invading Iraq was the wrong thing to do. Read the headlines this morning with Ecuador not renewing our agreement to fly planes out of their base to fight drug trafficking. A citizen of the world would have known how to maintain existing, mend broken, and forge new relationships.

    You should feel blessed that the world appears to be ready for an Obama presidency, and is excited to see the United States elect such an intelligent, moral, and knowledgeable president.

    July 31, 2008 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  17. wilma

    It's a wonderful & appropriate choice to have Hillary speak on this 88th anniversary. Fortunately, it gives me one night to watch the antics of my former party. I think McCain will forgive me though, because he respects Hillary too!

    July 31, 2008 08:57 am at 8:57 am |
  18. Shep

    This won't quiet her shrill and petulant "I'm voting for McCain" feminists. Obama will win without them. They can take their angry demands and stick them.

    July 31, 2008 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  19. Bill from ALabama

    I hope to the good Lord it is Hillary night! I hope it is the night the PUMA's turn in their petitions to the DNC requesting a revote of delegates and super-delegates,or maybe ,at the latest,Wednesday night. She's our only Democratic hope! It's Hillary or McCain! The direction the 12% will be taking will be decided that week! It is a decision not to be taken lightly. Obama has hit his cap,and many he has now are Clinton supporters,who are di-hard Democrats,but the 12% will determine this election. Check your polls!!!!! It's a dead heat right now. 12% ,either way,will determine the race!

    July 31, 2008 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  20. M in MN

    No wonder Bush and his rich-buddy cronies have been in power for the past eight years – I can't believe this divisiveness and "if I don't get my way, I'll vote for McCain" stuff is still going on.

    We democrats have the chance to turn over the past eight years of war, a dragging economy, hatred from the rest of the world toward our clueless "leader," and we're going to throw it away?

    If it had been Hillary, that would have been great. But it's just as great that it's Obama. Let's unite and get this election won. Because if McCain and the Republicans get in, I'm afraid there won't BE an America for a Democrat to ever be President of again.

    July 31, 2008 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  21. FactCheck

    > My family will now vote for McCain, someone other than Hillary who
    > cares about this Country and not wants to be a citizen of the world.

    You Republican trolls must think that we're incredibly stupid. BTW, have you looked at the latest polls?

    July 31, 2008 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  22. Atlanta

    In her speech she should tell Obama to enjoy the next four years, since she will be challenging him in 2012 for the nomination.

    July 31, 2008 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  23. Nana in Stl

    The only thing that upsets me is that the puma people acts like Hillary was the only milestone to be reached in this race. Obam is a minority also Blacks did not have rights at all in this country. Remember there was a time in history that lacks could not leave the plantation without having permission or go into the same resturaunts as white americans. they were both historical canidates but only one can win and Obama won fair and square. So as democrats we should come together and stomp the republicans this fall. I know in my heart there or those who will not support Obama b/c he is black but that doesn't make it right. May God Bless America

    July 31, 2008 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  24. Michael Lucas, Houston

    WOW... you Hillary supporters are BITTER!!!! She lost!!! Get over it!!

    Because she lost...

    The election was hijacked!! (She just didn't have a plan to win. Thought it was gonna be given to her)

    Obama is a Citizen of the world!!! lol (Aren't you tired of the rest of the world hating us like this? It's bad for us)

    He's an elitest!!! I love that one. (She and Bill have made more money than ANY other candidate. They were considered a dynasty!!! "The Clintons!!!"... and OBAMA is the elitest??? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??

    This is a person who even AFTER they knew there was NO way to win... stayed in it for 3 months more just to spite... racked up 25m in debt... THEN.... expected the winner to pay it! C'mon! That's low.

    Least she could do is speak at the convention.

    July 31, 2008 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  25. Jim

    Benjamin Columbus, OH said:

    "The Wednesday night spot should be reserved for Sen. Bayh or Sen. Biden."

    Exactly!!!!

    OBAMA/BAYH

    July 31, 2008 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
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