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. Teresa

    The only reason to watch the convention....Go Hillary!!

    July 31, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  2. JP

    Hummm ... have you seen the latest polls... Obama is losing ground in many states that he had a big lead in. I am supposing people are waking up to his style, his back tracking and his disconcerning way he treats certain voters. Of course she should be on stage. The anniversary of this vote is very important to women and she is the first one to step up and truly take a run at the presidency. She may not be in the white house but she deserves the recognition of such a huge step for women. Those women who support Obama... give that up for a moment and think............... If it wasn't for women like Hillary Clinton... strong, courageous and a leader... then you wouldn't be able to vote for your candidate. Women have a right to celebrate this and what better way than to have Senator Clinton and other women senators on the grand stage! You may not like who the democratic party chose... er... placed in this spot but lets celebate of right to VOTE. Oh... I myself will be voting non democratic this year.. or writing someone's name in. It's my right!

    July 31, 2008 09:38 am at 9:38 am |
  3. Unity

    Won't miss it!

    July 31, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  4. Bobby

    Those of you who are holding on to the dream that Senator Clinton will be the VP choice for Senator Obama are in for a rude awakening. There is absolutely zero chance that she will be on the ticket. Here is why: 1) Too much mudslinging during the primary campaign by both sides (HRC and BHO) to suddenly backtrack and kiss and make up. 2) Former President Bill Clinton would be too big a distraction (and a liability) to an Obama presidency.

    If there is anyone with an IQ greater than 80 on the Ticker they surely must see this as fact.

    July 31, 2008 09:39 am at 9:39 am |
  5. Jonathan, Hartford, CT

    The DNC has to turn this catastrophe around!!!!

    Hillary! Hillary! Hillary!

    July 31, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  6. Uncle Eccoli

    Just who do you Clinton people think you're talking to apart from each other? I mean, you've obviously made this woman the figurehead of your own egos, but do you really expect someone in the Obama campaign to stop and say, "Hang on, Orlando and Dem in FL say put Hillary on the ticket or else – we'd better do it as they clearly know more about politics than we do."? TRY to get it through your heads: this election is not about you or she in whom you chose to invest your personal pride, it's about kickbacks and special interests and abusing the American labour force. Your misguided belief that you matter at all to any of these clowns is precisely what empowers them to hose you.

    July 31, 2008 09:40 am at 9:40 am |
  7. arc, Lugano CH

    She should give her speech in front of a backdrop which contains detailed images of the caskets, the graves, and the dead bodies of the over half-million non-combatants, children and women who have lost their lives in the unnecessary war that she voted for standing proudly with Bush/Cheney.

    Are the lives of Iraqi women as valuable as those of American women to Hillary’s supporters?

    July 31, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  8. Tel It Like It Is

    The longer this McCain vs. Obama contest continues , the more apparent it becomes that Hillary Clinton is the better prepared person to lead the nation. Military experience, years in the congress and senate vs. rock star crowds, state senator and freshman US senator but nothing of accomplishments for the country or the American people. All denied special interest and "I never saw that" reasoning. At least, Clinton has been exposed and she still fights on for what she believes.

    July 31, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  9. Blair

    I am really astounded by the continued demands of Hillary's supporters that Obama select her as VP. My friends, by proud of the hard fought campaign Senator Clinton ran, and be honorable in defeat. Our country's democratic process is not based on forced choices and extortion and you do Mrs. Clinton a disservice with your angry words.

    July 31, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  10. Mickie in PA

    The real question is whether or not she continues to support unity and show up more than she has so that her actions match her words, or whether she will fire up the PUMA crowd some more. Sorry, but I don't trust her one bit and I am a blue collar, 64 year old, female.

    July 31, 2008 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  11. Tom Swift, Shopton USA

    Let her speak all she wants... as long as she's NOT on the ticket. THAT would be unacceptable.

    Obama/Biden '08

    July 31, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  12. Kim

    I will be sure to watch on Tuesday Night after that, Lights Out.

    July 31, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  13. Jerry

    If Obama was white, Hillary would have the nomination.

    Biggest mistake the Democrats ever made.

    July 31, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  14. Bill Stapp

    I am pleased that Senator Clinton will speak to the nation. This will be her chance to reach out and steer the country onto pathways of responsible policies.

    July 31, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  15. MARYANN Oswego IL

    This role model of a WOMAN and a candidate makes me proud to be born in the United States of America. Hillary R Clinton represents a little bit of everyone. This will be the only night I watch the convention,because this will be the only night the DNC gets it right.

    July 31, 2008 09:42 am at 9:42 am |
  16. JohnBoy

    I miss Hillary.

    Shame the Democratic party super dupers stole the election from her.

    Now we will get a real american for president.

    John McCain

    July 31, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  17. Jill

    It will be the Bill and Hilliary show all over again. It's about Meeeeeeeeee.

    July 31, 2008 09:43 am at 9:43 am |
  18. LaShanda

    I think an Obama/Clinton or an Obama/Biden ticket is unbeatable.

    July 31, 2008 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  19. Kenny

    I can't wait to watch Hillary on that historic night but Obama is still making a serious mistake. Under estimating Hillary's support will be a fatal mistake for the Obama campaign. Hillary's supporters want her on the ticket and nothing else. Why is Obama willing to throw away the Democrats chances? He hates her that much?

    July 31, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  20. Becky

    susie July 30th, 2008 10:25 pm ET

    I wish Hillary was running for President, at least she doesn't go back on her word like Obama. 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.

    Susie, McCain is a Neocon and has been quoted as saying that he wants to tend to the problems in the Middle East, and that America can wait on its own problems. Hillary-supporters who want to vote for McCain need to do their homework and not e vote out of spite.

    July 31, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  21. carolflowery

    I know people should stand behind their party, but I still cant for the life of me see how she would even want to attend the convention period. The DNC threw her under the bus as we all stood by and watched on May31st, Obama and his wife have taken such derrogatory shots at her, I just couldnt do it on general principles.
    That said congratulations to all women:)

    July 31, 2008 09:45 am at 9:45 am |
  22. Myst

    Hey Thanks all you Hillary haters! All you closed minded, unrealistic, misogynist male and female alike. The funny thing here is...like her or don't–she has done an awful lot to help and persevered in TRYING to help the American people. But hey....hate is important to. Everyone in the campaign has an enormous ego. But your to blinded by the light to see your camps.
    Good luck. They say Love is Blind, I've never heard anything about it being resentful too.

    July 31, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  23. LatinosforMcCain

    Latinos open your eyes and ears Obama is going down look at the latest polls obama is sinking. Latinos can smell a RAT in obama. John McCain slowly will overcome obama and destroy OBAMA. The polls are going to McCain pretty soon and all you OBAMA supported will cry cry cry!!! especially those Liberals Morons.

    Latinos for McCain 08

    July 31, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  24. GREAT LADY!!!

    All you Die Hard Hillary Supporters Help her with Her Debt !!!

    July 31, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
  25. AdamW

    Hey Kentucky- Obama doesn't pick who speaks. That is up to the DNC.

    And you will vote for McCain who has nothing in common politically with Hillary and everything in common with Bush?
    So that means you are a Hillary supporter strictly because she is a woman and not because of her ideals as a Democrat.

    No real Democrat would ever vote for McCain. That doesn't make any sense.

    And if you think the Clintons have not gone back on their word you know nothing about their history. Not to mention their history of scandal with shady individuals.

    So we really want more of the same in the white house?

    Do we really want a president or a vp that couldn't even manage their own campaign finances and is so in debt she has to beg for money from regular Americans. Sounds like an irresponsible leader.

    So go ahead...vote for McCain. He will not win unless he steals the election with the help of other shady people that live in the past just like Bush stole the election from Gore.

    And to Susie...We need a president that DOES care about being a citizen of the world because we all live on the same planet and have to share it. If the world embraces Obama that is GOOD for AMERICA. Don't you realize this? We cannot be an isolated country. The Clintons were the ones that helped give all of our American jobs away overseas. Because of them and Bush our economy has crumbled, all of our industry is now overseas. Obama wants to bring it back home. Under McCain even more American companies will be allowed to go overseas and more Americans will lose their jobs. You are a true patriot apparently....

    You people need to get the facts.

    July 31, 2008 09:46 am at 9:46 am |
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