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. Phil From VA

    Confidence is not arrogance.

    July 31, 2008 08:58 am at 8:58 am |
  2. Serious

    I will watch but unless Clinton is the VP I will vote for McCain. I hope that Obama is not stupid enough to think that he can slap 18 million voters in the face and still win.. If he selects anyone other than Clinton you will begin to see his slide in the polls and he will quickly lose his small edge over McCain.

    July 31, 2008 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  3. Dan, TX

    Obama doesn't need to be president. But WE need him to be president. If McCain becomes president, my children will suffer the consequences. This isn't about Obama, it's about my kids. We are citizens of the world, the person who said they don't want to be a citizen of the world is an ignorant fool. We can lead and control the world, or we can fall and fade away. Obama can bend the world to America's will.

    July 31, 2008 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  4. Steph

    Larry – Women aren't actually a minority – I believe we're about 50% of the population – or do you only count as as 2/3rd of a person? And I thought Democrats like to frame themselves as for equality 🙂

    July 31, 2008 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  5. Andy

    It's a good jumping off point for Hillary in 2012.

    July 31, 2008 09:00 am at 9:00 am |
  6. Edana Popp

    Women Senators who didn't support her? She is bigger than all of them.

    July 31, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  7. gcbfred

    She and all the women depicted have earned it the hardway. go you girl, GO! I can only imagine what it was like for women before they got the vote......Gosh, i am so proud off all of them......

    July 31, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  8. Eileen from Maine

    susie July 30th, 2008 10:25 pm ET

    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.
    hear hear susie, who cares if we get respect from other countries or not. who needs it?
    And Hillary and McCain have a lot in common, they are both white after all.

    July 31, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  9. Dean in Florida

    Will Bill be on stage...in a dress?

    July 31, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  10. jack

    as far as I am concerned she is my choice and her name will be written in as my pick

    July 31, 2008 09:01 am at 9:01 am |
  11. Hillary Boy NY

    The only unity we care about is in the ticket. Anything else will propel our votes to McCain!

    July 31, 2008 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  12. TJ Johnson

    Even if Bill and Hillary do a duet at the Dem convention, I will not watch that tripe. None of it.

    July 31, 2008 09:02 am at 9:02 am |
  13. sandy

    It is looking like she will not be on the ticket.I will bet he does not win for that reason either. I am going mccaine. She will be president next round for sure!

    July 31, 2008 09:03 am at 9:03 am |
  14. Peggy Robson

    She should be our next President. I don't think Obama can beat Mc Cain. Not when it comes right down to it. And I don't think she should even compromise and be VP. He will drag her down with him. She is a strong candidate who can stand on her own.

    July 31, 2008 09:05 am at 9:05 am |
  15. Alex

    All of the female senators will be there with her at the Democratic convention? Even the Republicans? That seems like the bigger story.

    July 31, 2008 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  16. slash

    She will be the only interesting thing to me during this puffed up Obama-lovefest convention. As it appears she won't be the VP, I'm writing her in for President.

    July 31, 2008 09:06 am at 9:06 am |
  17. EBC

    GREAT! She's a wonderful speaker and this will provide a gracious out for her so she can get back to focusing on her Senate job.

    July 31, 2008 09:07 am at 9:07 am |

    Dem in FL July 30th, 2008 10:34 pm ET

    We don't want her for ONLY one night you idiot….if you want our votes, she'll be on the ticket. Lets see if you can get over your ego in time to pull your party together. Hmmm….probably not.

    If you want her on the ticket so much. PAY HER 20 SOMETHING MILLION OFF AND THEN MAYBE YOU CAN TALK. IN THIS CASE

    If she had won the nominee, would you be begging for Obama to be
    put on the ticket. If you don't feel the same, then shut up about Clinton.
    Everything have it's time and place. If you want the Obama votes the next time Clinton runs.


    July 31, 2008 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  19. TREP

    I am sorry al you PUMA people, but Clinton will not be the nominee. You may think she was a better candidate, but she lost. You may not think that Obama has her experience, and he does not. But he is extremely intelligent and supports the same values and goals that Clinton supported. I do not see how you think the country could be better off with McCain as president. Yes, he has more experience. But his judgment is not good and the values that he supports (or claims to) are antithetical to what Hillary Clinton has fought for her entire life. Personally, I think she would be much more valuable to the country in a cabinet role (AG or Sec. of State), or perhaps on the Supreme Court. Regardless, she would have much less influence in a McCain administration than she would in an Obama administration.

    July 31, 2008 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  20. angie - dallas -28

    blah blah blah

    July 31, 2008 09:09 am at 9:09 am |
  21. James , Houston, TX.

    Hillary should entertain a "Nomination" Off thr FLOOR ! I Second !

    July 31, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  22. Kim NYC

    Yeah, Hillary! I bet this won't be posted like the hip link that was removed. Obama's campaign seems to be running cnn.com! This should be her week. Bet the supers are wondering what they were thinking as they've watched Mr. Change-His-Mind instead of who they should have endorsed in the first place. Don't count her out as VP. If he doesn't have time to compose a speech, he flubs, then has to call a press conference to update what he said a few hours earlier. Hillary knows the issues and can answer questions right the first time. This was stolen. What a perfect night for her to speak. If she's not on the ticket, count another vote for a non red/blue candidate. The big world tour didn't help Obama's lead at all. No one likes McCain and he's running right behind. Guess who needs Hillary ?

    July 31, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  23. James

    That seems fair. She could still receive the nod for Veep; but after months of diminishing future-president Obama, why should she be accorded that honor? Could he ever trust her, and her husband?


    July 31, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  24. arc, Lugano CH

    rachel July 30th, 2008 10:32 pm ET
    Here come the haters.
    Yet you always seem to be near the front of the line.

    July 31, 2008 09:10 am at 9:10 am |
  25. Desmond Sequeira

    Surely, a UNITY speech like no other!

    July 31, 2008 09:11 am at 9:11 am |
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