Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mark Warner to give keynote speech

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We will have a Keynote Speaker after all:

Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner, who is also campaigning for a Senate seat this year, is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at this year's Democratic National Convention.

An e-mail written by Mike Henry, an adviser to the presumed Democratic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, revealed that Warner would be given the plum speaking role on Tuesday, Aug. 26, the second night of the convention in Denver.

Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Obama's rival during the Democratic presidential primaries, is also scheduled to speak that night.- AP

Clinton will be the focus of the 10:00 hour, so I doubt Warner's address will even be televised by the broadcast networks. Just like Obama in 2004.

Previous Keynote Speakers:

  • 2004: State Sen. Barack Obama
  • 2000: Rep. Harold Ford, Jr
  • 1996: Gov. Evan Bayh
  • 1992: Rep. Barbara Jordan
  • 1988: Gov. Ann Richards
  • 1984: Gov. Mario Cuomo
  • 1980: Rep. Mo Udall
  • 1976: Rep. Barbara Jordan and Sen. John Glenn
  • 1972: Gov. Reuben Askew
  • 1968: Sen. Daniel Inouye
  • 1964: Sen. John Pastore
  • 1960: Sen. Frank Church