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. Rosetta Johnlouis

    what I want to know is: HRC lost AND are you a true Dem, THOSE OF YOU SPEAKING of voting for John McCain. I THINK in America you are caught up in black and , white America. If that's why you are voting for Rep. then you are'nt a DEM. anyway. WHAT MAKE YOU THINK ONE VOTE MAKE A BIG DIFFRENCE.

    True DEMOCRATE

    July 31, 2008 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  2. Renee in NJ

    If Hillary is not on the ticket, then I will write her in. Obama is not ready for the job without her support and I will not vote for him without her.

    July 31, 2008 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  3. Turnabout is Fair Play

    Paula in WI July 30th, 2008 10:43 pm ET

    I still think America is missing Obama's message.Remember at one of their debates,when Obama said "they were friends before this race and will be friends again after the race?"His message has been constant about bringing everyone together to do the best for America.While she was out of sight he had a chance to let us see who he is and that he is very intelligent and totally capable.Now that America got to see who he is it won't surprise me a bit to see him put her on the ticket.He's never said a thing bad about her,even when it would have helped him.He's given us all an example of what being a true American is all about.We should help each other,always support each other,friends and foe, to make our America the best it can be.War should always be a last resort.McCain doesn't have anything else to run on.Even if she's not the VP,I'm sure he'll put her in a position that will benefit us all.
    --------------------------------

    OMG! Paula, you are the FIRST woman I've seen who has NOT been fanatically insane and going on and on about Hillary becoming the nominee in the convention. I really had lost all hope that any women at all were not voting against Obama with emotions instead of common sense considering what McCain represents. You have restored my sense of belief in women as well as some men that there are some who didn't just want Hillary to win just because she's a woman but because of what's best for our country after 7.5 years of suffering and hell at the hands of Republican rule.

    July 31, 2008 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  4. sandra

    Thanks for letting me know beforehand. I won't be watching TV that night!

    July 31, 2008 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  5. Brian

    'No Hillary, no vote" You people have the audacity to say that and you have the nerve to call Obama arrogant? Obama won the primary, get over it and yourselfs. You're just being bitter that your woman lost the race, you think that she was destined to be our nominee but fail to realize how much of a disaster her campaign was. She over spent by 25 million dollars and is looking for ways to pay that ammount back to the people she owes it too. If you want someone who can't even manage her own finances why would you want her running your countrys finances. Go vote for McCain the republican party loves it when people that have no clue support their candadite. Which is why we have had 2 terms of "W".

    July 31, 2008 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  6. Kevin Leo (Jonesboro, GA)

    I am still not in favor of Hillary as Barack's VP but I think that having her speak on Tuesday night is fair. It marks a significant anniversary that all Americans should be proud of.

    July 31, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  7. JB

    As much as I dislike her, she deserves it.

    July 31, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  8. Ontaya

    We are voting for the President of the United States. If those of you who are only going to vote for Obama if Hillary is on the ticket you really need to grow up and realize what is at stake here.

    July 31, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  9. Hillary is my Hero

    I guess this means that he is not picking Hillary as VP.This is unbelievable. This women earned 18 million votes & Obama doesn't think she is good enough to be his VP?He is a coward that is afraid of being dominated by a woman. Oh well...this will make it so much easier to vote against him. This is unfortunately not only his loss but the country's as well.

    July 31, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  10. The Media swiftboated Hillary

    MORE DISRESPECT FROM GHETTO FABULOUS, OBAMA!!

    I HOPE HE SINKS FASTER THAN THE TITANIC, AND TAKES ALL HIS EVIL WORSHIPERS WITH HIM!

    July 31, 2008 09:20 am at 9:20 am |
  11. Jean,OC Md.

    Wonderful! A real Presidential Democrat will speak! Too bad th DNC doesn't get it!

    July 31, 2008 09:21 am at 9:21 am |
  12. Kate from MI

    Yay! Dems unite to take the White House in 09!!! With more Dems in office, things will get better for all of us :O) Hooray for voting in Obama who believes in Equal Pay for Equal Work! I can't wait to see all the strong, accomplished ladies on stage: we'll have a woman president in the next 20 years without a doubt!!

    Down with the evil, backwards Repubs!!

    July 31, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  13. slade

    she has pledged to push for party unity,she should do that by giving Obama all the support,not as a VP NOMINEE though. OBAMA , best choice for US 08

    July 31, 2008 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  14. Denise P Quinton

    Hillary should announce she is running as an INDEPENDENT,.
    FOr sure this 60 yr old die hard Hillary supporter who recently removed her name as a DNC member will certainly support her all the way to the White House......NO OBAMA for our great country

    July 31, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  15. Cathy

    You will have to excuse me...but I have no idea how anyone can say Obama is arrogant...he is nothing of the such. I've been following Obama for the last two years and he is nothing but gracious and respectful with a touch of humor during his speeches, debates and town hall meetings. No matter what Clinton and McCain have said about him on both a personal and political level, Obama has always maintained his high level of integrity of a man.

    I don't know if it's because he is getting so much media attention, or because people really do like him all across the nation and the world that some people think he’s arrogant. I think some people just keep saying that he's arrogant and they don't know who he is because they can't think of any real substantive arguments. So instead, these people just join the Republican/Fox News pack with pointless arguments against Obama.

    Obama has the type of leadership and qualities we need as our next President...and so does Hillary Clinton. But Clinton is not the nominee in this election, Obama is the nominee. If Clinton runs again....in 2016...she will definitely have my vote. But for this election Obama has my vote and he should have your's too.

    Democrats Unite for the sake of the America's future!!!

    July 31, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  16. McCain Lies!

    Hey Kentucky – He had over 18 million too, do the count buddy. And the fact that he doesn't campaign like her is the reason I am voting for him. I despise her and would never vote for her. Remember he has more votes than she does, there are alot more people that don't like her. Don't you hate the fact that you can't blame Obama for how she mismanaged her money and her campaign and to think you people wanted her to run a country.

    July 31, 2008 09:24 am at 9:24 am |
  17. JUST SAY NO

    I AGREE SHE SHOULD BE VP BUT THAT IS NEVER GOING TO HAPPEN. SHE SHOULD GIVE HER SPEECH ON THE SECOND NIGHT AND THEN ANNOUNCE SHE IS RUNNING AS AN INDEPENDENT. I HEARD THIS MORNING AT A BUSINESS MEETING DON'T KNOW IF IS TRUE THE OBAMA ASKED KATHLEEN SEBBELIUS TO BE P AND SHE SAID IF HE WANTS A WOMEN VP IT HAS TO BE HRC. OBAMA STILL DOESN'T GET IT HE THINKS ALL 18,000,000 SUPPORTERS WERE WOMEN OR THAT WE SUPPORT HER ONLY BECAUSE SHE IS A FEMALE. MEN AND WOMEN ALIKE VOTED FOR HER BECAUSE OF HER EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATINS, AND KNOWLEDGE

    July 31, 2008 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  18. Liz

    obama is making a big mistake if he don't pick Hillary for his VP.

    July 31, 2008 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  19. JAMES DUCKWORTH

    OHHHHHHHHH
    PUKE

    July 31, 2008 09:25 am at 9:25 am |
  20. Scott

    If there were a chance that Hillary could pull an upset at the convention and win the nomination through superdelegates, especially when nobody is expecting it, I would miss work to see it. That would be a convention worth watching. Go Hillary!
    Anyone who makes sexist comments about her should get paintballed.

    July 31, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  21. obama is unfit to be president of this country

    The is a carrot from obama and his lousy group.

    July 31, 2008 09:26 am at 9:26 am |
  22. v.a.

    good maybe the mentally challenged PUMAs will quit their crying

    July 31, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  23. On_fiayah

    All of the threats on not supporting Obama will not hurt Obama at the end, only YOU PEOPLE! This country is so caught up on the "it's not fair" bullcrap that we're missing an opportunity to do something right for the sake of all people of America. If not Hillary, then Obama! This notion of supporting McCain will only continue to rip this country into pieces and like I said Bush's 2 terms, it's the fault of the American people and not suppporting Obama because of some "unfair just to Clinton" or "refuse to vote for a black man" is what's going to give China all they need to become the next power of the world. Congrats America, we are ruining ourselves. The hell with the terrorist, leave it to us. Real Talk Express...

    July 31, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  24. Debra

    Did you notice Obama's poll numbers start to drop right after the announcment on Friday that the VP choice might be someone other than Hillary? I bet they drop even more after the convention if Hillary isn't picked as VP

    July 31, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
  25. nic

    i think it's pathetic how Hillary "supporters" refuse to support Obama and still have sour grapes. She supports him. Support your party and the ideas that Hillary supported as well. It is people like you that are making the biggest mess out of this whole election process. The legal age to vote is 18. That means you are an adult. Quit acting like spoiled children.

    July 31, 2008 09:27 am at 9:27 am |
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