Former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner will step into the national spotlight Tuesday night to deliver the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, the same honor given to the Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama in 2004.
Sen. Hillary Clinton, Obama’s rival in the Democratic primary, will speak after Warner as the party tries to unite her supporters behind Obama.
“Hillary Clinton is nothing if not a completely dedicated and disciplined campaigner. And if she knows she has to get up there tonight and tell everybody why Barack Obama is great, she’ll deliver it,” said Ifill. “I’ve never seen Hillary Clinton fail to knock the ball over the plate when it really counted, when she knows all eyes are on her. And all eyes are definitely on her tonight.”