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. CaptainVideo

    It is appropriate that Hillary night is on the anniversary of women gaining the right to vote.

    Of all the political events that took place in the United States (and many other countries) in the 20th century, giving women the right to vote was perhaps the most important single event, with the most widesperead effects on the nature of politics. It is amazing to think that when my mother was born, women were still not allowed to vote.

    July 31, 2008 12:38 am at 12:38 am |
  2. Elizabeth, MInnesota

    I hope this helps make Hillary fans happy and not even more bitter that she isn't the nominee! 😮

    July 31, 2008 12:41 am at 12:41 am |
  3. Fred White

    Fair enough. Generous enough of Obama to satisfy any but the most obsessive Hillary freaks. I hope the quid pro quo was no rollcall for Hillary. How would that "do anything [Hillary] can to elect Barack"?

    July 31, 2008 12:42 am at 12:42 am |
  4. San Diego Moon

    This is one thing Hillary should be proud of and celebrated for having accomplished. Let's face it–women are better off today than ever before and she has broken one of the last barriers down.

    She turned me off completely by her tactics against Obama. It will take some time for that to wear off.

    July 31, 2008 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  5. Hillary Supporter

    If Hillary is not on the ticket I'm not voting for Obama

    July 31, 2008 12:44 am at 12:44 am |
  6. Eyeball Kid

    I'd say that the Dems are opting for Great Theatre.

    July 31, 2008 12:48 am at 12:48 am |
  7. BWM

    I kinda wish these two would just kiss and make up. And I thought Hillary was low. Grandpa McSane is the lowest. At least Hillary is smart. Grandpa sounds like he is still in grade school. As it is said once an adult and twice a baby. He is suffering from more than dementia.

    July 31, 2008 12:49 am at 12:49 am |
  8. Andrea in Albuquerque

    88 years... and now that we tore down a great candidate (Hillary) there's no women in sight to make a successful run at President.
    Hillary might have been a devil, but she was the devil we knew – no skeletons were going to come out of her closets, we've inspected them for far too long. And all the other women bandied about as prospects all have "issues" men (even Democrat men, especially in the media) will play up to keep us down...
    Napolitano? Gay (allegedly)
    Claire McCaskill? Ex-husband murdered suspiciously, took big money from Anheuser Busch, current husband's investments in nursing homes benefited when she was state auditor. AND the famous picture at her staring lovingly at Obama.
    Kathleen Sebelius – scandal of influence-pushing on Kansas Supreme Court, looks like cruella de ville (remember how much CNN focused on Hillary's hairstyles and clothing choices?)
    88 years and nothing to show for it...

    July 31, 2008 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  9. Texas Trail Dog!

    OBAMA IF YOU HAD ANY CHARACTER AT ALL YOU WOULD NOT ASK SOMEONE WAY MORE QUALIFIED THAN YOU TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. TO SPEAK AND CAMPAIGN FOR YOU WHEN YOU HAVE NO INTENT OF ASKING HER TO BE YOUR VP. YOU ARE AN ARROGANT, ELITIST, LYING VERY LIBERAL, NON CHRISTIAN MUSLIM WHO IS TAKING ADVANTAGE OF EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE JUST TO BECOME THE PRESIDENT OF THE U.S. YOU DO NOT MEAN ANY GOOD FOR US AMERICANS ESPECIALLY THE WHITE AMERICANS. LET'S GO McCAIN 08 FROM A FORMER HILLARY SUPPORTER.

    July 31, 2008 12:50 am at 12:50 am |
  10. Colin H

    I don't really like her... But I'm proud that she shows how powerful a woman can be – congrats Hillary.

    July 31, 2008 12:53 am at 12:53 am |
  11. Brian

    It is now Absolute that Hillary won't be VP... 0 % at all.

    Well, that's little disappointing but still we need democrat and if it's person like Obama, what more can you ask? 🙂

    Biden now? Well, anyways,

    Go Obama, Go Hillary, Go Democrat, Go USA!!!

    July 31, 2008 12:54 am at 12:54 am |
  12. Now Independent

    Of course Hillary should speak, but please Hillary don't push this guy on us. We supported you, but there is no way we will vote for Barack Obama. Your supporters want to see him lose so you can run again in 4 years. We will never be persuaded that this upstart is presidential material. All the presidential seals he puts forth, all the trappings he shows us, the Obama Jet, his silly carrying of his suit jacket over his shoulder a la JFK, none of it is working. You know why? Because we know he is an imposter, someone with 144 days in the US Senate and 20 years ingesting Jeremiah Wright's hate America rantings. And we know his record is paper thin. This black thing is being shoved down our throats and we are regurgitating. Nothing you say on his behalf will make us throw reason to the wind, but we are certainly there for you. If this DNC, the party apparatus that destroyed you, won't even give you a roll call vote, we will not support this party, the Nancy Pelosi, Howard Dean, Donna Brazile party of fascist control freaks.

    July 31, 2008 12:55 am at 12:55 am |
  13. Vernon

    As a staunch Obama supporter I must admit that they look good together...............Obama/Clinton 08.

    July 31, 2008 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  14. God Bless America

    Hillary will do well. I believe She will make women, Democrates and Americans proud!!!!! She lost the race, but her fight was GREAT! Hillary GOD BLESS YOU. You have taken probably more hits than all of the other running mates combined and YOU ARE STILL STANDING! I also believe that you along with Bill have plenty yet to give this country and to help steer us along the course of GREATNESS FOR AMERICA AND FOR ALL AMERICANS. So, chin up and MAKE THE DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA AND THE SONS PROUD AT THE CONVENTION!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 31, 2008 12:56 am at 12:56 am |
  15. BWM

    I think Obama and Hillary have overcome their differences. If Obama and Hillary have made amends, then everybody else should grin and bear it. For those PUMA's ;if you are so dedicated to Hillary, then you should suspend her debt. You Puma's of full of it.

    July 31, 2008 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  16. KG

    She is still the best choice for president!!!!

    July 31, 2008 12:59 am at 12:59 am |
  17. Mike, Surrey BC

    Hope she speaks well for Obama and doesn't try to keep her campaign alive.

    July 31, 2008 01:00 am at 1:00 am |
  18. Leaving the Democratic Party now

    The only real candidate in this whole insane election.

    Hillary we are with you all the way.

    July 31, 2008 01:01 am at 1:01 am |
  19. llloyd jones

    thank sen. Hillary Clinton, we love you

    July 31, 2008 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  20. Yolanda Storey

    Who cares?

    July 31, 2008 01:02 am at 1:02 am |
  21. barbara miller

    I'm always been an Obama supporter, but I'm very proud of Senator Clinton!! And how appropriate for her to speak on this anniversary – sends chills up my spine – very sincerely! GO HILLARY!

    July 31, 2008 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  22. lexel

    I think it is a brilliant plan. A well-deserved tribute for all women and absolutely a HRC night as a symbol as to how far women have gone in the 21st century. A very good implication as well of where HRc wants to take her supporters. ***Hint..hint...PUMAs, are you reading this???

    July 31, 2008 01:03 am at 1:03 am |
  23. Joe Texas

    Hillary would have been an excellent president, thanx to the media and the pundits for putting her down and giving her a bad rep, now they will be stuck to a 3rd Bush term with Obama if he win's or the McSame

    July 31, 2008 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  24. yen

    Good for her! At least that will be the icing on the cake for her for this presidential election. And also she should appeal to all women ones again to support the democratic candidate.

    July 31, 2008 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
  25. BON

    It really is a shame that McCain was just a POW and not a casualty in Vietnam

    July 31, 2008 01:04 am at 1:04 am |
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