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. ch

    18 million votes and all she gets is a night at the convention?

    Please – this woman made history and she has earned the VP nod.

    No Hillary as VP = No vote for Obama.

    July 30, 2008 10:59 pm at 10:59 pm |
  2. Reddy

    It proves that she is not the Veep Candidate. Veep is supposed to speak on wednesday.

    July 30, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  3. Yuck!


    Hillary is a disgrace to the Democrat Party!
    Hillary is a disgrace to human kind!
    Hillary is a disgrace to women!!!

    I'd rather listen to a homeless person on the street and hear what they have to say, instead of having to listen to Hillary.

    Let Hillary stand in the back with the other Senators, and let some other woman speak instead!!!!

    July 30, 2008 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  4. TN Firefighter

    Congratulations Sen. Clinton!! I have always been a big fan of the Clinton family.

    Obama '08

    July 30, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  5. Phil, FL

    Hey – go you PUMAs – you'll make her proud for supporting McWarmonger that calls women the "C" word. Yep – you all just go.

    July 30, 2008 11:01 pm at 11:01 pm |
  6. Hillary's A Woman???

    Hillary's A Woman????

    I thought it was Bill Clinton in Drag!!!!

    July 30, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  7. Bill in Minnesota

    Hillary is so great. I'm glad the DNC at least allowed her to participate in the convention for a night. I just hope she doesn't upstage Obama since she has such a strong personality compared to his.

    July 30, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  8. M.S. Indiana

    Will be a good night, and a reminder to all women in the world why people like McCain should not be Presidents...
    only 88 years of women voting in America, better then never

    Hail Hillary

    July 30, 2008 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  9. Mary

    Letting Hillary Clinton speak for women, is as bad as letting Bill Clinton speak for men!!! Neither is as good as an average woman or man!!!

    July 30, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  10. Anonymous

    They look great together!

    July 30, 2008 11:03 pm at 11:03 pm |
  11. Tom

    As usual, Hillary thinks she has to be infront of every other woman politican.

    Hillary isn't anything special!!!

    Women have been Senators since 1924!!!!
    Women Governors since 1922!!!

    There are women politicians much more experienced, more honest, and much smarter than Hillary could ever be!!!!

    July 30, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  12. Redneck from Kentucky

    Who is the Democratic nominee? I thought it was Obama. I haven't seen Bill or Hillary doing anything for Obama or the Democratic Party since she lost the primary.

    July 30, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  13. Phil, FL

    Geeeez – Campbell brouns lips look like chicken lips puckered up to suck on something. She's disgusting.

    July 30, 2008 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |
  14. Frank

    Hillary should pay off her campaign debt, before stepping out in public again.

    July 30, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  15. James

    I'd rather listen to what Monica Lewinksy has to say. Or even Paula Jones!

    July 30, 2008 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  16. Fed up with the lies

    If the convention is to "introduce" the nominee; why the hell is Tuesday night Hillary night? For crying out loud, she lost already, and she is doing absolutely nothing to help Sen. Obama become the next president. Why is the DNC putting up with her?

    July 30, 2008 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
  17. Phil, FL

    McCain LOST tp the worst president in history for A LOT OF REASONS>

    Bush has more ethics than McCain.

    Are you better off now than 8 years ago?

    July 30, 2008 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  18. Mike Burnett

    Now maybe her supporters will shut the crap up

    July 30, 2008 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  19. Marc M

    All she is doing is putting her face in the spotlight. Giving speeches she didn't write and probably didn't even read. The woman just says whatever people want to hear at any given time. All you have to do is look at her to see she is so insincere it's sickening.

    July 30, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  20. Jan Illinois

    She should be accepting the Vp. slot. If this is the case a landslide election will be in place, if not it will be another slap in the face to her and her supporters. Lets get this done BO, you know its the Right thing to do.

    July 30, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  21. Democrat No More/San Diego

    Unless Hillary is VP the symbolic speech will do nothing to persuade me to support Obama.

    July 30, 2008 11:11 pm at 11:11 pm |
  22. ML

    miss you, Hillary so much!

    July 30, 2008 11:13 pm at 11:13 pm |
  23. paul oregon

    i guess i will have tuesday night free . i refuse to be insulated again by this arrogant person . just to bad obama doesnt want to be elected cause he keeps hanging around billary. and im being nice and not saying what i realy feel.

    July 30, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  24. Hayden

    GO HILLARY 2012!

    July 30, 2008 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  25. Mauri

    Haven't heard a decent speech since Hillary left the race. Now must run and mark my calendar for Tuesday night of the convention.

    July 30, 2008 11:15 pm at 11:15 pm |
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