Clinton, Michelle Obama to be star attractions at Democrat ConventionAugust 11th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug.11 (ANI): Senator Barack Obama’’s campaign announced Sunday that his wife, Michelle, will be the star attraction on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention (August 25) in Denver.
Following Michelle Obama, will be New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday, Obama’’s vice presidential choice on Wednesday and Obama himself on Thursday, when the convention moves to Invesco Field at Mile High Stadium and Obama officially accepts the party’’s nomination before a crowd of about 75,000.
Two of the dates will be rich with symbolism: Clinton, will speak on the 88th anniversary of women receiving the right to vote, and Obama will give his acceptance speech on the 45th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King’’s “I Have a Dream” speech, reports the Washington Post.
The Obama camp had previously said that Hillary Clinton would speak on Tuesday night, although negotiations continue about whether her name will be placed in nomination.
The New York Daily News reported that Clinton has raised the idea of being introduced by her daughter, Chelsea, which would make the convention truly a family affair. Former president Bill Clinton is scheduled to address the delegates on Wednesday night.
The Obama camp and the Democratic National Committee said additional details about the convention and speakers will be released this week.
Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who is a co-chair of the convention, said in a news release that the convention will use “innovative techniques” to tell “the story of people from across the country. (ANI)
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