Sunday, April 27, 2014

Purdue a Possible Site for 2016 Presidential Debate?

With President Mitch Daniels on the 2016 Presidential Debate Commission, the talk is already swirling around Purdue as a possible site for a presidential debate. This idea surfaced in 2010 with respect to a 2012 debate, but never seemed to find much traction. While Elliott Hall would appear to be a logical place for a debate, there are certain logistical problems (such as lack of a place to accommodate the world-wide press corps who cover the debates). And there's cost, which appears to be in the $5 million range. Pres. Daniels sounds pretty tentative--"It’s an expensive thing to do. I’m far from sure we’d want to do it"--but he doesn't seem to have ruled out the possibility. Read more from the J&C here.