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2008 seems a lifetime ago, doesn’t it?

President Barack Obama was forced to find another venue for a Virginia campaign event next week after the University of Virginia declined a request to use the campus.

University officials had said Friday that they had met with the campaign about using one of its outdoor venues on Wednesday.

But school officials determined that holding the event there would cancel or disrupt classes on the semester’s second day and would shut down adjacent buildings for the entire day.

And it sounds like somebody has heard about the Obama campaign’s penchant for stiffing the locals when it comes to paying the security freight:

The other reason the public university declined the president’s request was that they would have been asked to take on the full cost of security and because they enjoy federal and state tax exempt status would have to offer the same opportunity to Mitt Romney to avoid accusations of bias.

And in this economy, who can afford it?

Comments

8 Responses to “Cavalier Attitude: University of Virginia Declines Request to Host Obama Campaign Event”

  1. ChapBix on August 25th, 2012 5:36 pm

    Thumbs up to the Uof VA! Who will be next?

  2. ChapBix on August 25th, 2012 5:41 pm

    Obamster campaign stiffs venues and municipalities for security costs but I'm guessing the Mittster would pay 100% to make the comparison even more stark. You don't think locals would not take notice and remember in November? Some, perhaps, but those would be the kool-aid drinking Obama base who are going to be incensed that Obama was not denied access to the campus.

  3. archer on August 25th, 2012 5:59 pm

    I can’t think of any upside for UV in this. There would be no financial gain and an enormous financial expenditure for the university.

    Privately held arenas are mostly for-profit concerns and are owned by cities, sports teams or investor conglomerates and can charge for usage or even tax benefits for any financial loss as a donation. UV on the other hand is a public campus and with the exception of the enrolled students maintains free access for all and no tax bennies.

    And, I’m sure that is exactly what Zero has in mind.

    …and they’re betting he won’t be around next year for political retribution.

  4. backwoodsconsr on August 25th, 2012 6:31 pm

    "Obamster campaign stiffs venues and municipalities for security costs…"

    And there's no hope that he'll change.

  5. Academic Essay on September 25th, 2012 9:09 am

    I've heard about this news in Virginia university..that was a good move.

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  8. search here on November 15th, 2012 8:25 am

    I am against the act that has done by University of Virginia against Obama. The security is not a big problem. Why they can’t give security for American President. This is ridiculous. Thumbs down for University of Virginia.

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