4 August 2008

Hillary Clinton: Tuesday Signals End of Veep Hopes

Senator 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.

That night is the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote.

What's more, giving her a high profile platform to praise the Presidential nominee can only help sooth the nerves of the nearly 2000 Clinton delegates who will be seated at the Convention (because Clinton suspended her campaign and did not end it, she has kept her delegates to the convention.)

All of this is true. But that's not actually the point...

The real significance is in the fact that the Vice Presidential nominee has always traditionally spoken on the Wednesday evening of the convention.

I think that means we can assume someone else will be taking that speaking engagement.

3 comments:

Sam L said...

Did anyone actually believe that she was going to be VP?

Alex Johnson said...

I don't see why not she has experience that he doesn't and she very nearly clinched it, she always was a strong candidate.

Sarah Ferns said...

anyone else think that Clinton gathering all her female cronies on stage together is the a bad omen. Anyone want to bet on her staging a coup d'etat!?! anyone?