At issue at the convention, of course, is not only what Clinton says but what her delegates do.
Heidi Li Feldman, a Georgetown University law professor who helped organize the ad hoc The Denver Group, is among those who demanded that Clinton's name be placed in nomination and a roll-call vote taken.
A move to declare Obama the nominee by acclamation is not what they have in mind — even if that's what Clinton proposes in her speech after a few states have cast their ballots.
"When someone tries to ram a vote by acclamation, you can walk out of the convention," Feldman says. "If you stay in that hall, you can stand up and say, 'We will not be silenced.' I tell them to stand up and sing, 'We Shall Not Be Overcome.' "