UVA Declines Obama Campaign Request - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and WeatherA University of Virginia spokeswoman says President Barack Obama will not be at the university when he comes to Charlottesville on Wednesday. In a statement released Friday, it was confirmed that the university declined the president's request to speak at UVA.
UVA says the Obama campaign requested the use of one of two outdoor venues - the Amphitheater or the Harrison-Small Library plaza. The university declined the request for a number of reasons including class cancellations, which UVA estimates could be more than 186 classes on the second day of school. The other main reason is they would have to take on the full cost of security, and because of university policy and their federal and state tax exempt status, they would have to offer the same opportunity to the other candidate so as not to show favor for either candidate.
Virginia's top Democrat is playing down the snub. While stopping in Albemarle County, Virginia Democratic Party Chairman Brian Moran told NBC29, "We're proud that he's coming. We're very excited that he's coming to Charlottesville, regardless of where in Charlottesville. Charlottesville is known for the University of Virginia, so I don't think that's going to be missed on anyone."
According to the UVA Communications Office earlier on Friday, they offered up John Paul Jones Arena, but were told it "was not academic enough" by the Obama for America campaign.
obama's crowds are way down, he says he wants it that way
PICKET:Obama camp - We are intentionally limiting crowd size at rallies - Washington Times
apparently, romney-ryan don't have the same problem
Obama Camp Panics Over Romney Crowd Size - 2012 Election - Fox Nation
and the funding... well, i shouldn't have to tell you, even the political media have been all over that
romney outraised obama-dnc 3 straight months by tens of millions
and that's not counting all those poisonous pacs, those corrupt kochs and rotten roves
obama, meanwhile, runs his campaign the way he does his govt, he burned thru some 30 million more than he raised in july
our one term president has outspent the new guys all told by 2:1
USA Today: Obama campaign's spending outpaces its fundraising
Obama, DNC spending exceeded donations in July | Fox News
in the next two months, republicans are gonna rule the airwaves by a lot more than that
american elections are won and lost on enthusiasm
and information---informed voters in november will far outpoll their good friends and neighbors who don't care enough to know what's going on