Apparently, George Washington University is a big stop for Democratic presidential candidates. This would go with the share of university employee political contributions that go to Democratic candidates.
Both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have campaigned here. In something of a twilight zone is another honored guest—Ralph Nader.
“Her supporters have not lost faith in the New York senator’s bid for the Democratic nomination,” Jennifer Easton reported in the GW Hatchet on February 28. “GW students and Clinton fans filled Lisner auditorium Monday evening [February 25], collectively raising $200,000, which Clinton said will go directly toward her efforts in the upcoming primaries on March 4.”
Out-of-the-closet talk-show host Ellen de Generes was on hand for the Clinton event. Before he dropped out of the race, former Senator John Edwards, D-NC, showed up on campus for an appearance with the two sitting senators he was then running against.
Also, on February 28, Nader spoke at GWU. The left-wing populist only charged $2 a head.
In other news from the Foggy Bottom university, school officials hiked tuition by three percent and accepted a $10 million donation.
Malcolm A. Kline is the executive director of Accuracy in Academia.