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Thursday, August 7, 2008

Bill Clinton to speak at DNC

NBC News is reporting that the Obama campaign has offered President Clinton a speaking slot on Wednesday evening at the DNC.
NBC News has learned that the Obama campaign, in an effort to quiet talk of the Obama-Clinton drama, has offered Bill Clinton a speaking role on Wednesday night at the Democratic convention -- before the vice presidential running mate speaks.
Given that Barack Obama has already gone on record saying that the next time we hear serious talk from his campaign about a Vice-Presidential nominee, it will be him making the announcement, I feel pretty safe putting my money on someone other than Hillary Clinton being the VP. If Obama was going to use Bill Clinton to introduce his wife as the VP nominee at the DNC, he would have kept this info on the speaking slot under wraps, so as not to fan the flames of speculation prior to his announcement of a running mate. So I'd say scratch Hillary Clinton from the short list.

Update: Tom Raum and Nedra Pickler (Associated Press) are noting on HuffPo that Senator Clinton is expected to speak on the second night of the convention. If true, Hillary is definitely not the VP nominee.


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