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August 26th, 2008
06:39 PM ET

Evening Buzz: It's Hillary's Night

Sen. Hillary Clinton will deliver a highly anticipated speech Tuesday night.

Sen. Hillary Clinton will deliver a highly anticipated speech Tuesday night.

Maureen Miller
AC360° Writer

Are you ready for night two of the Democratic National Convention?  It's Hillary's night, even though she's not the keynote speaker (see the schedule below for who got that honor).  Senator Clinton's prime-time speech will draw a lot of attention. After all, this isn't the role she and her supporters wanted at the convention. But, her supporters are glad she even has a role. Tonight, Clinton's message is expected to focus on party unity. The ultimate goal: get her followers to support Barack Obama. Do you think her "sales pitch" will work?

John McCain would love to adopt the Clinton supporters who don't like Obama. Today, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee unveiled a new 3 a.m. ad (watch it here). The 30-second spot uses footage from Clinton's original ad, but goes a step further detailing the security threats America faces. Speaking to delegates in Denver Monday, Clinton said she didn't support Republicans using her past words against Obama. "I am Hillary Clinton and I do not approve that message," she said. But do you approve of McCain's message?

Back at the convention, Democrats are focusing on the theme of "Renewing America's Promise with 60 speakers taking to the stage today. There are 40 office-holders, including two mayors, 13 governors, 14 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 11 Senators - nine of them women. The 20 other speakers include two people described as lifelong Republicans.  One is a retired Navy admiral and the other is an unemployed nurse. 

Stay with CNN for special coverage of the convention. Here's tonight's prime-time lineup of speakers:

Democratic National Convention
Tuesday, August 26th

8PM – 11PM ET

Remarks
The Honorable Steny Hoyer
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Maryland
Democratic Majority Leader

Katherine Marcano
Cedar Rapids, Iowa flood victim

Anna Berger
Officer with SEIU & 1st Chair of America's newest labor federation, "Change to Win"

Pauline Beck
Homecare worker & member of SEIU from Oakland, California

The Honorable Janet Napolitano
Governor of Arizona

America's Town Hall – Economy
Moderator: The Honorable Jennifer Granholm – Governor of Michigan
Panelists: Aimee Christensen, Jim Rogers, Jim Bauer, Jerome Ringo

Remarks
Jim Whitaker
Republican Mayor of Fairbanks, Alaska

Gloria Craven
Laid-off North Carolina textile worker with huge medical bills

Nancy Floyd
Founder of Nth Power – an energy technology investment firm in Portland, Oregon

Remarks
The Honorable Kathleen Sebelius
Governor of Kansas

The Honorable Federico Peña
Former Secretary of Energy and former Mayor of Denver, Colorado

The Honorable Nydia Velazquez
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives, New York

The Honorable Robert Casey, Jr.
U.S. Senator, Pennsylvania

Lilly Ledbetter
Her actions against Goodyear Tire led to the passage of the Fair Pay Restoration Act

Keynote Speech
The Honorable Mark Warner
Former Governor of Virginia, U.S. Senate Candidate

Remarks
The Honorable Ted Strickland
Governor of Ohio

Remarks
Ret. Rear Admiral John Hutson
President, Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire
Lifelong Republican

The Honorable Deval Patrick
Governor of Massachusetts

Pamella Cash-Roper
Unemployed nurse and lifelong Republican from North Carolina

Remarks
The Honorable Brian Schweitzer
Governor of Montana

Hillary Clinton Segment – Video/Remarks
The Honorable Hillary Rodham Clinton
U.S. Senator, New York

Benediction
Revs. Jin Ho Kang, Yoougsook Kang
Methodists – Aurora, Colorado

Recess
The Honorable Shirley Franklin
Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia


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  1. Jasna

    Hillary's speech was surely overwhelming and she sure did a great job trying to convince her supporters to vote for Obama. But, after listening to the delegate who strongly supports Hillary Clinton seems like the Democrats have along way to go before the Clinton supporters would vote for Obama. Hope people like her won't make the mistake of not voting at all just because Hillary didn't win and let Mc Cain win....Please if really don't want Mc Cain to win and if you really love America don't make the mistake of not voting at all...............

    August 26, 2008 at 11:56 pm |
  2. mary

    Hillary is a class act and should have been the nominee for President if the democrats want to regain the office...least of al...the VP nomination!!!! All are complaining about how can she now endorse Obama after being so negative towards him during the campaign...what about Biden...not only did he state that Obama is not ready to be president...he also stated he would never consider running for VP...What is Obama thinking...Hillary should have been his choice...I find it a little scary how someone who we have never heard about until the primaries can have such a following....Obama & Biden....reminds me of another name....Osama bin Laden....scary!!!!!!! Pencil in her name!!!! Our way of securing Obama will not win, but we don't have to vote for McCain!!!

    August 26, 2008 at 11:55 pm |
  3. Just a thought

    Hilary's speech was very classy and seemed very genuine tonight. Her message about UNITY obviously missed some of her supporters, the fact is Hilary lost and although she lost, she behaved like a lady and supported a member of her TEAM. Barack may not have the experience as Senator Clinton, however he has a support system which has over 30 years experience.... more than Hilary in my opinion.

    Stop bickering... a DIE HEART DEMOCRAT is a DEMOCRAT... they dont switch to the opposition... its reality, get over it and go for unity...

    I am a Jamaican-Canadian and I approve this message

    August 26, 2008 at 11:55 pm |
  4. Mark

    Yep i watched and its the same old song and dance!! Obama can't still give a good speach!!! Shame he had to dog out the Clinton's they were the best thing going for him tonigh. I guss it's just like i though McCain is the best man for the job! This will be the frist time i ever had to not vote dem. ticket. But if McCain is the best nominee for sure after see Obama.

    August 26, 2008 at 11:52 pm |
  5. Karin in Florida

    She did not deliver what was most important to convince voters for Obama. All the hupla was again about Hillary instead of endorsement of Barack Obama for a "Ready and able President".

    If the Country does down the tubes again, since the majority of voters can not get over race...so be it. How many Hillary voters did say the vote Mc Cain? I tell ya, too many!
    Job not done in my eyes!

    August 26, 2008 at 11:52 pm |
  6. Jamie

    Am I reading to much into this? During a part of Hillary's speech she place her right hand on on her chest as if she was doing the pledge of allegiance and on que mentioned the United States...Did anyone else noticed that?

    August 26, 2008 at 11:50 pm |
  7. Arthur Greenwood,MS

    I've watched the convention this Tues night at the end they had a black female Democrat delegate talking about gender was a factor that Obama beat Clinton. She even had the nerve to say she may not call on her relatives to vote. I say shame on her. She may as told everyone to vote for McCain because she's mad about Clinton not be the Democratic nominee. I'm totally discgusted(sp) at her and the people from her whereabouts shouldn't vote her back in for public office. I'm a disabled vet and for her to be so irresponsible on national t.v. when this nation needs someone else in the Whitehouse besides a Republican, she needs to resign her position and let someone else take over. Her whole frustration about Clinton not being the nominee was simply because she wanted a woman president PERIOD! I don't care about race or gender but she pretty much made it clear to me that gender was her biggest factor in wanting Clinton. Thats just as stupid as me voting for Obama only because he's black.

    August 26, 2008 at 11:50 pm |
  8. Danny

    You know I've been reading all of the blog comments tonight and it's just sad 90% of of the comments where really sad. Most of the people said they liked the speech but still won't vote for Sen. Obama. You are all racist, you should just say I'm not ready for a Black Man in the White House. Just be real with yourself look in the mirror and say it.

    August 26, 2008 at 11:50 pm |
  9. b

    ok... we can either pick apart out democratic nominee for president or we can get behind him, just as we heard hillary do tonight. this is the future of our country people, get behind him or we are stuck with 4 more years of the same old poop. i believe that hillary is a genuine person and she was not just saying the things she said tonight for future political gains. hillary said it people... no way, no mccain!

    August 26, 2008 at 11:50 pm |
  10. Matthew M (St. Louis, MO)

    No Way, No How, NO BAMA.
    I am a proud Hillary supporter, but will not vote for him. He had his chance to pick her as his VP choice. He missed it & I hope it costs him the election.

    August 26, 2008 at 11:49 pm |
  11. Debbie - Arkansas

    It definitely was Hillary's night!...She kicked "it". She gave Senator Obama everything he needed, NOW he has to do what we need. She gave a classy, STRONG speech. She is an American who will have a voice in the annals of American History...we should encourage our daughters to emulate her. People who complain about 'the Clinton's'...well, Senator Clinton is a 'powerhouse in a pantsuit', and President Clinton had this country in the best economic shape in decades. They get this bad rap that they are so into themselves...people, what are you ingesting?? The Clinton's are NOT into themselves...they are into helping this country. If they were into themselves, they would not have spent SO many years in public service. Senator Obama, now it's your turn to take 'the torch'...God speed...and God Bles (our) America!

    August 26, 2008 at 11:48 pm |
  12. Rebecca

    Hilary did an excellent job putting her support behind Obama. It is critical that Hilary supporters do the same. This election is not about a person's personal interests at this time. It is about removing from power the Republican aristocracy. Do Hilary supporters not understand what is at stake here? If they do not vote– it IS a vote for McCain; if they vote for Hilary by writing her in on the ballot it IS a vote for McCain. If this is a close election and Obama loses– do Hilary supporters want to throw away all they worked at by supporting a woman's journey to the presidential campaign only to have it and future opportunities of the same crushed by the Republican hammer that is oppressing all of us? We have no middle class any more! The Patriot Act took most of our freedoms away– do people not know what is in that document that the POTUS signed? This is the most critical year to unite the democratic party, putting principal before personality!

    August 26, 2008 at 11:47 pm |
  13. laila

    best speech to date of her career I think. Not just because of her huge endorsement but some of the elements of her speech. Women's right to vote, freedom from slavery, McCain the twin, and there were so many strong elements. I really did miss seeing that in her in the primary. I saw it for the first time tonight. Now I understand what so many saw in her but I didn't see it before. I hope all the PUMA's and such respect their candidate...if they are not republicans in hiding, or ditto heads.

    August 26, 2008 at 11:45 pm |
  14. Peter Mansell

    Anderson, as a Canadian, observing from a distance, I am struck by the contrast between CNN's broadcast and your streaming feed. Given the choice of actually hearing all the speeches or listening to talking heads droning at one another for 3 hours IN FRONT of the convention but never letting the audience hear anything but a selected 10% of the event – I will always choose the streaming feed which makes me feel like I am there. No offense, but I thought the "best team on televison" would actually show us the Democratic Convention. Silly me. Geez, how long can you guys spin your wheels about the Clinton's 'feelings'? And who cares?
    P.S. the live feed has no commercials.

    August 26, 2008 at 11:39 pm |
  15. linda

    Hillary gave a Great speach tonight but, Obama will not get my vote.
    Just looking at his wife with the smeeking face made me sick to my stomack she will wear the pants.
    The male pigs and the news media got what they wanted OBAMA and they can have him.

    August 26, 2008 at 11:38 pm |
  16. Matthew Myers

    Why is Barack Obama never refered to as a multicultural candidate? Republicans always say he plays a race card when in fact it has already been played. McCain wants to be president but always wants to look to the past. Will Barack be a colored candidate before November. Move forward not backward. Barack is caucasian and african. When can we hear that?

    August 26, 2008 at 11:36 pm |
  17. SidNickels

    This is Obama's year.

    August 26, 2008 at 11:35 pm |
  18. Victoria

    This was such a positive night until the CNN reporter allowed Ann Price Mills (whoever she is) to turn it into something negative. The microphone should have been taken from her. She is bitter and should have kept her comments to herself. I am disappointed that the reporter allowed what would have been a great end to be overshadowed by a bitter woman.

    August 26, 2008 at 11:34 pm |
  19. Carol Broome

    The speech was amazing. Ann Price Mills, a delegate spoken to after the speech conveyed all my feelings so well iin her assessment of the speech.

    I agree with Ms. Mills. I too have not connected with Obama – not even a spark. However, Hilary electrified the stage and connected with me and my entire family.

    As a woman – I feel sad that Hilary was not given a greater opportunity to serve our country.

    August 26, 2008 at 11:34 pm |
  20. Carla

    Hillary made an outstanding speech tonight. I thought that Suzanne Malveau's interview with the female delegate after Hillary's speech was awesome. That delegate voiced what millions of women supporters feel. The reason that her supporters can't let go is because it's personal. It pushes buttons for every educated woman successful woman who's tried to get ahead and reached that glass ceiling. They can't get past it alone, but they see strength in 18 million supporters and they see hope in Hillary. They see their own experience being overlooked for a younger male candidate who isn't as qualified as is less experienced. She was and is presidential but she can't have it because she's female. It's a tragic situation in our socieity. And, yet, she handles it with such grace and aplomb. Well done, Hillary!

    August 26, 2008 at 11:34 pm |
  21. rizve ahmed

    why obama didn't pick hillary? i will not vote for obama.

    August 26, 2008 at 11:33 pm |
  22. Indie Singh

    If Hillary is sincere about her declaration of support for Obama – Biden, as she so convincingly voiced in her speech at the democratic convention, she must not allow her name to be put in nomination.
    Declaring her whole-hearted support on Tuesday, and then, by allowing her name to be put in nomination and letting 30 – 40% of the delegates vote for her on Wednesday, somehow seems disingenuous.

    August 26, 2008 at 11:31 pm |
  23. Dennis

    HRCs speech brought me to tears; but hey I'm a romantic guy.

    August 26, 2008 at 11:23 pm |
  24. Thomas

    Boy did she bring it tonight!!! Hillary was "AWESOME"!!! As a Obama supporter I amazed!! I know he picked Joe as his VP choice but wow it would of been over with an Obama Clinton ticket!!! lolololo

    August 26, 2008 at 11:23 pm |
  25. Dennis

    in another 8 years HRC will be said to be too old to run; so she'll have ageism and sexism to deal with.

    August 26, 2008 at 10:39 pm |
  26. Tina NYC

    Hillary will do what she has to do and endorse Barack Obama For me Clinton was the one that should havwe been the nominee For all the people that alk about racial bias forget that there is also gender bias in this country. 18 million cracks and there will be more
    We are proud of Hillary in NY!!!!

    August 26, 2008 at 10:32 pm |
  27. Dan

    Four more years, four more years, four more years, four more years.
    McCain in 08

    Hillary Clinton Supporter!!

    August 26, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  28. tony from GPT

    The Clinton’s breaded an environment of hatred and resentment. Black people should be advised that if we lose (Democratic Party) it is an absolute result of the Clinton’s deplorable campaign tactics. The Clinton’s campaign warfare has created an abnormal distance between the intra-party candidacies. I believe that the Clintons deliberately created this abnormal divide so that they could use it to strong-arm their way in the White House……president or vice president. Blacks have so much riding on this election; if Obama loses this election blacks will take it out on the Clinton machine and bigoted fear mongering white people. A lose is equivalent to Martin Luther King’s assassination X-times 10. Speaking of assassinations, there are two Arkansas representatives who (spoke in code) mentioned Obama and assassination in the same SENTENCE. What a shame that is straight up hate.
    White people finally get to experience life from a black political experience. Blacks have always asked themselves will the white president forsake the black voice. Now, white people are asking themselves will the presumptive black president hear the white voice or will he make us pay for our sins against the minority. White people how does it feel? Obama has more than proved he is fair and objective. Because blacks have been oppressed, we have a deeper objective perspective than any people. When in power, blacks desire that everyone be oppress-free and prosperous.

    August 26, 2008 at 10:00 pm |
  29. ree

    She should have been the key speaker. We all know she has to say good things about him. It is not her job to unite the party but his job. If he can't do that then how will he run the country.

    August 26, 2008 at 9:59 pm |
  30. Cindy R

    Democrat here from Pennsylvania...have never voted for a Republican in my life (I am 50 years old) but I will be voting for John McCain! I am sick and tired of the Democrats and they way they run things! Hilary is the one who is supposed to be there and she got RIPPED OFF by the HE-Man Democrats!!

    August 26, 2008 at 9:53 pm |
  31. nwscout

    When will someone clearly point out that the nomination was stolen from Hillary Clinton? I just heard that the delegations from Florida and Michigan were fully seated. Is this true? If so, Hillary should be our nominee; clearly it is too late, the manipulation has been done. As ever, it's men, men, men. How ironic this truth should be revealed on the 88th anniversary of women getting the vote.....after ALL men got the vote, by the way.
    Over all, those – regardless of race- who abandoned the Clintons in favor of political correctness should be ashamed. Obama could not possibly be where he is without the Clintons.
    Biden, as the Vp pick, is the best of the men, but, again: it's all about men. You bet I'll vote for the Democrat (although it's too bad Obama wasn't man enough to select Hillary), but I am ashamed by the manipulation that has taken place, and the sham this convention, and frankly the entire process, is. If you're not afraid of the truth, go for one person one vote and see what happens. Maybe, just maybe, a fair election.

    August 26, 2008 at 9:34 pm |
  32. Dan Whiter

    If hillary truly supports BO, then why is her website still up with no direction to BO site. Joe Biden's does. There is nothing on that site for the 18 Mm people who support her to change. Please!

    August 26, 2008 at 9:29 pm |
  33. Melissa from Pittsburgh

    I am very excited to see Hillary speak tonight. I think the tone and content of her speach could make or break unity for the democrats. There are many die hard Clinton supporters, like myself, who will be looking to her words for guidance. Which way will it lead us?

    August 26, 2008 at 9:17 pm |
  34. Davis Phillips

    The biggest problem for the Democrats is they continue to nominate far left wing liberals who do not truly connect with MIDDLE America – Clinton was more centrist and thus won 2 terms. It is surprising to me they still do not get it. Gore was liberal, Kerry was very liberal, and Obama is the most liberal senator in the entire Senate... and he picked a running mate who is the 3rd or 4th most liberal based on voting record. The election will be determined by regular every day Americans – not elite liberals.

    August 26, 2008 at 9:13 pm |
  35. Annie Kate

    Maureen

    I don't know if Hillary's sales pitch will work or not; but I do see how hard she has worked to deliver her supporters to Obama. I just hope that if her die hard supporters don't go to Obama that people won't automatically blame Hillary – she can't force them to vote for Obama; that is their choice. You can lead a horse to water but there's only so much you can do to get him to drink.

    John McCain's ad is actually pretty good if you just look at it for content. He has beefed it up to illustrate the security issues we face and of course used Hillary's words to score his point – that he has the experience to lead the country. Its a more hard hitting ad than the original ad. Whether it will work though remains to be seen.

    Annie Kate
    Birmingham AL

    August 26, 2008 at 9:10 pm |
  36. Marcia Wood

    Mrs. Obama didn't quite have her show and tell in order, but who knows maybe it was her best shot. What did she say – maybe I didn't hear her correctly
    1. She's finally proud of America
    2. She knows how we feel (understands us) – who's kidding who!
    3. She actually had the nerve to prromises that every child in America will have a world classeducation

    One would think that she really knows something we don't – could it be she was secretly campaigning for Michelle & not Mr. Obama.
    Does she really think the American people will forget her other speeches!!!! And who care where the Obama family buys their TP?

    Hilary has her hand full tonight in trying to unify a broken disconnected party. She has stated her exact thoughts about Obama's ability to lead the country and now she will have to shut her eyes, swallow her pride and try to convince America that Mr. Obama by some miracle cure is ready to take over the Presidency.

    I hate to see her put in such a compromising position; she must hate herself when she looks in the mirror. Tonight must feel like " " to her as she once again enters a "dangerous chess game." Thanks for lending an ear
    Annie

    August 26, 2008 at 9:07 pm |
  37. Maxhabits

    The message from Hillary should be one of unity tonight. What I am concerned about is the fact that we have enough division in this country due to our political process. The 2 major parties battle enough. Why does it seem like the media is fueling the divison between Obama and Hillary? Bottom line is the the country could use a new direction. I think most Americans would agree. Could it possibly be time to try something new? In our own personal lives, if we keep getting results we don't like, wouldn't we change the process? Why does it seem like that same situation wouldn't apply to our government?

    Obama 2008!

    August 26, 2008 at 9:06 pm |
  38. JImmy in California

    Hillary will speak tonight and I have no doubt she will do all she can to encourage all her supporters to become Obama supporters. This is the task she has but unfortunately cannot complete. Many of her supporters were more Clinton supporters than Democrats. Many of them feel she was wronged and as a result, she should be the nominee by default but politics is a dirty and brutal business they fail to understand. Each party fights like brothers and sisters among themselves and then they turn on the neighbor collectively. This is the party at work and many fail to understand this is the nature of the beast. I hope they will come to understand tonight that we must come together as a party to defeat McCain in November.

    August 26, 2008 at 9:00 pm |
  39. Srinivasan shekaran

    Hillary,

    We would like to know what Obama is doing to bring your supporters.
    1) How many of your staff is recruited to work in Obama Campaign? Is he really thought he needs your campaign staff?
    2) Still you are struggling in Campaign Debt. What is Obama doing to help you out? Why you are not able pay off your debt if OBAMA campaign is helping you out.
    3) Why he has not met respected president Clinton personally till today, if he really care about you and Bill.

    We strongly believe that Obama don’t like you and Bill, No matter how hard you tell us.

    It is OBAMA, who has to demonstrate unity than You are bill
    I hope you understand our concerns.

    August 26, 2008 at 8:51 pm |
  40. goldie

    A quick remark from Norway, more on the election generally than especially this story. I think that if americans were aware of how much the last eight years has harmed the reputation, trust and respect of USA in Europe, and how little trust they will have if they choose to stay on the same path by electing McCain, they would be mortified and run to support Obama. The powerbalance in the world will be changed over the next years, and if USA keep on the track they have been on, they will loose more then they are ready for I think. Electing Obama for president is the only way you can restore, keep and win more of the power and influense in the world from now on. I cross my fingers for a smart choice in USA now.

    August 26, 2008 at 8:37 pm |
  41. tmb

    The problem is not hillary, the people that are resisting obama will never vote for him. They need an excuse and the choose two: He is not ready or they feel hillary wasn't respected. Let spit the truth and say obama is a black and I am racist. My colleague is black, I have black friends but I just discovered that I am racist and I am not going to shout it loud.
    One more think obama won't win because here is the real formula for poll. In each poll add the racist factor R (also called obama resistance) to Mccain numbers and deduct it from obama numbers. This factor R is equal to a weight "l" time 3. The value of this weight vary between 1 and 10 (1<=l<=10). 1 correspond to urban places like new york, california and 10 to small towns like in west virginia.

    August 26, 2008 at 8:25 pm |
  42. karen miller

    john mccain will not get my vote! obama will not get my vote ! there is nothing wrong if you cannot vote for who you want to vote for..hilary got a bad rap from the beginning from the news media also i live in the state of fla my own personal vote did not count the voting sytem is too old and broken just like alot of the senate &congress and other branches of the fed govt ...dissapointed hilary supporter from the state of fla i most likely will never vote again!!!

    August 26, 2008 at 8:23 pm |
  43. Ted

    She must be a very brave women, or very clever, to be able to stand there with such confidence knowing she was passed over for both the nomination and the vp slot. I would put money on it that she has a plan in the works, something which is going to be a true headliner.

    August 26, 2008 at 8:20 pm |
  44. Shane

    Interesting comments–
    "Do you think her “sales pitch” will work?"
    Not for me, as the DNC and Obama folks have decided to put her on last at 11 PM, on a Tuesday night before school starts. I'll be in bed.
    Obviously their version of 'prime time' is not mine.
    Once again Hillary gets no respect from her own party or the media.
    I nice 9 PM slot may have worked for us Hillary supporters in the east.

    August 26, 2008 at 8:13 pm |
  45. Gary Chandler in Canada

    Remember, Bill is a Rhodes scholar and can out think even intelligent people.
    Though it seems small, it is very big that HRC's dumb nut followers are told, by HER, that she did NOT win the popular vote. They cling to that lie so badly they, those few numb skulls who believe Wolfson, Ickes and Carver, they actually believe the 'roll call' will reveal the truth.
    Ickes stole 3 delegates in Michigan, as well! 55% of 128 is 70, NOT 73!
    They HAVE to realise they were lied to about MANY things, including dodging bullets and that Obama would not make a great President.
    --
    Bill and Hillary SHOULD go as far as the rock bottom truth, and be satisfied with the Health portfolio!--

    August 26, 2008 at 8:05 pm |
  46. laila

    As a feminist I am proud of Hilary's accomplishment, and I find it interesting that they would use feminist ideals to argue how Hilary has been soo wronged etc. thus we should vote for who? McCain? Give me a break, Cambelle Brown if she is a feminist should be thinking about how Carter lost the election because of Kenedy, and think about what a divided party does to elections as if it were not hard for democrats to win anyway. What kind of feminist vote against pro-choice, against equal pay, against the economy. Modern feminist, as opposed to the old-guard knows that sometimes a man can do a women's job too, and vice-versa. how boring.

    August 26, 2008 at 8:01 pm |
  47. Sue, Billerica, MA

    The democrats need to run an ad with everything Hillary has said negative about John McCain. And then SHE needs to voice over, this is Hillary Clinton and I approve of this message. And that should put the whole messy negative ad to bed.

    August 26, 2008 at 7:40 pm |
  48. Bill

    Quote this "If Barack Obama looses the election, Hillary Clinton will never win an election and the Democrats will have given two Presidents up because of Hillary Clinton AND her supporters. You think Barack will "pay" because Hillary didn't get the nomination, wait until 2012 if she tries to run for President if Barack doesn't get it this year.

    Barack won, she lost. That isn't race, gender, or anything else, it's just reality!

    Bill California

    August 26, 2008 at 7:18 pm |
  49. Ismael Salal

    I am a Ohioan and I must say that Dennis Kucinich fired up the crowd like no one else thus far at the convention! He is a man that puts it all out there and doesn't care what anone thinks as long as he lets the American people know " What's really going on!" I am posting his prior to Hillary's speech so I hope that she has a good one in her because the bar has been set!

    August 26, 2008 at 7:05 pm |
  50. Cindy

    Oh I expect that Hillary will bring it tonight. I really think that she will out do any of the other speakers that are at the DNC all week. Maybe even Obama.

    She'll say what they want her to and say it with feeling but still doesn't have to mean it. There is no love loss between the two! She'll do her share and outdo them all I predict! After all she wants to show everyone that they chose the wrong candidate.

    Cindy...Ga.

    August 26, 2008 at 6:48 pm |
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