Presidential Debate Cancelled

FAIRBORN — Wright State President David Hopkins announced Tuesday the university has withdrawn from hosting the first presidential debate in September.

  • WSU cited rising costs and security costs
  • Costs rose from $3.5 million to over $8 million
  • University informed Commission on Presidential Debates at noon
  • WSU in an internal remediation to overcome budget deficit

UPDATE @ 2:28 p.m.
“It’s a shame that security concerns have gotten so expensive,” said Ohio Senator Keith Faber (R-Celina). “And made it so difficult for a public university to host something like that requiring new construction.”

Faber said he understands the university’s decision.

118 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • insaney says:

    Hillary is the Queen of lies. Donald is the Ace of solutions and REAL hope and change. Everyone knows an Ace TRUMPS a Queen every time!

  • titanium71 says:

    Why waste that kinda money on a one-time thing like this? Hold the thing at a location that already has the facilities in place already. The Secret Service detail and the FBI are already on payroll for close in protection inside the venue, so why can’t military MPs guard the exterior and surrounding area since their payroll is already covered? Our government needs to find ways to pay for things like it’s coming from their own wallets instead of the bottomless well of taxpayer funds. $8million would cover a hell of a lot of tuition or lower costs for existing students.

    1. AKLady says:

      The Posse Comitatus Act prohibits the use of federal military personnel to “execute the laws”.

      1. titanium71 says:

        My point is, why spend stupid money when there are resources already in place when needed. Blowing money is easy when it isn’t earned and coming out of their own pocket. There’s plenty of other armed entities of our government that can be utilized to support a debate.

        1. AKLady says:

          A governor can call out the National Guard. That state milita is the one authorized by the Constitution.

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    1. AKLady says:

      Internet prostitution.

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Sadly security, because of the ‘Black Lies Matter’ paid rioters, is the number #1 issue.

    Obama will not declare Black Lies Matter and the muslim brotherhood terrorist groups.

    Obama recently slammed another White House petition, to:

    Formally recognize Black Lives Matter as a terrorist organization. Created by Y.S. on July 06, 2016

    141,428 signed it in less than 9 days before Obama killed it. It was on the way to get a million or more!

    But so did an older petition to declare the muslim brotherhood a terrorist group. Read his lame replies on each one.

    Obama refused to approve that petition as well. Why? you may ask.

    ☭Traitors have an agenda that transcends patriotism, the rule of law and national security.

    No college should set themselves up for state sanctioned anarchy and a racist “Purge” on their campus.

    1. AKLady says:

      Sadly, people like you do not understand how groups are rated.
      The President does not make those decision.

    2. AKLady says:

      U.S. Domestic Terror Organizations

      Animal Liberation Front
      Alpha 66
      Omega 7
      Army of God
      Aryan Nations
      Black Liberation Army
      The Covenant
      Earth Liberation Front
      The Sword
      The Arm of the Lord
      Ku Klux Klan (Now International)
      Church of the Almighty God
      May 19th Organization
      Occupy Wall Street
      The Order
      Phineas Priesthood
      Sovereign Citizens
      The Crips
      Symbioses Liberation Army
      United Freedom Front
      The Silent Brotherhood
      Phineas Priesthood
      Eastern Lightening

      1. BlessedtoServe says:

        you forgot satanista (Hil Liar y) and your name AKlady…

    3. AKLady says:

      Oh, and Ted Cruz submitted a bill to label the Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign terrorist organization. Paul Ryan blocked it. The GOP will not even schedule hearings on the bill.

      1. CharlieSeattle says:

        S.2230 Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015

        Introduced by Cruz…..stalled in committee…..
        is nearly the same as H.R. 3892……also stalled in stalled in committee.

        Call Congress About
        H.R. 3892: Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act of 2015

  • democrat CockRoach says:

    Good little liberals. They finally figured out that Hillary is a dud.

  • justinwachin says:

    It is irresponsible for a university to spend even a million dollars to host a presidential debate. Too many students are having to struggle to pay for their education. They don’t need to be stuck paying for a 90 minute TV show.

  • rowleya says:

    Smart move
    It would have been a Carnival Freak show
    Not a debate

  • bobnstuff says:

    It’s good to see that WSU decided not to waste money on a debate instead of using it to educate their students. They don’t need the problems having Trump and Clinton in town can bring. It’s not a liberal thing if anything it’s makes good good business sense. There will be a debate, just not there. I don’t think that Clinton would miss the chance to engage in a battle of wits with Trump.

    1. BlessedtoServe says:

      We shall see when we see the next debat cancelled then we will know…Hillary, she can’t argue herself out of her own lies…

      1. bobnstuff says:

        What I believe will happen is Trump will spend his time telling us how great he is and Hillary will explain what she will do for the country with facts. Trump is very weak when you try to get real facts from him. Go look at Hillary’s web page and where she stands on issues.
        Then go see what Trump is giving you.
        Some one does their homework and some one tries to skate on charm and no real answers.

        1. BlessedtoServe says:

          been there done that, do you really think I would be so stupid to not do my homework..especially when there is so much information to research……your candidate is a liar….she lied and 4 people died…she takes money from foreign countries…she has no loyalty to USA, but sell us out for the highest dollar to cater to those who wishes to buy her…she is a political hoe…get that…she has sold your freedom to the highest bidder… good for you…but not for our country…she will fail she will not be President.. Trump is for country sovereignty and love of our country…people see this….you don’t. you are a liberal….no morals ….no ethics…and you and her can share a cell together…

          1. bobnstuff says:

            Trump has no problem with taking money from foreign countries, it’s just other people doing it that he has problems with.
            You really need to look into his history.
            You think Trump is moral, cheating on his wives is very moral, You think he has ethics, burning your business partners is very ethical. Read is books, he tells you that being loose with facts is good for business, in other words it’s OK to lie. This is your candidate. I was a Kasich supporter.

          2. BlessedtoServe says:

            you lost…get over it….kasich took soros money NWO you loser…

          3. bobnstuff says:

            Who do you think would be more likely to support the NWO, a guy from Ohio or an international businessman. Ever wonder why a man who does nothing without thinking of the profit would take a job paying just $250,000 year and spend millions getting it.

            Even when he went bankrupt he walk away with an extra million of other peoples money each time. He is just like that used car salesman who is going to give you a deal because he likes you.

          4. BlessedtoServe says:

            BTW it is now 450,000 Now this can be said the same for your Ohio inside Kasich, soros funded cuz he is bought just like Killary….no different, ask the same question of anyone of the politicians…why would Killery do the same….when they make more money blackmailing countries or selling out for special favors through government…NWO…..Trump is not NWO, else wise if so, the whole of the USA politicians would not be against him. the reason they are is the special interest….like he said it’s all rigged, now the rigg is up… go vote your kasich….he will not be president, Trump will be and then you can post all your whinning on a daily basis..,too bad…for you, fact: your man lost, fact: he will not be President, fact Trump will be President, not you nor anyone will change that. Those are all facts. See you Nov 8, start practicing President Trump.

          5. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

            not to worry, Puff&Stuff will grow up someday.

  • Richard Bagenstose says:

    they can’t hide her criminal activity any more , so better to throw her under the bus like all liberals do

  • champion2211 says:

    We can assume that she doesn’t want her dirty laundry laid out for all to see. Hillary it doesn’t matter as we have already seen a lot of your dirty laundry. We know you are a crook, liar, murderess as well as many other things also. You don’t have to be convicted of any of it, we already know. Save yourself some money and pull out now before you are embarrassed.

  • BlessedtoServe says:

    too funny Hillary using a woman card …..changing her mind…..budget my a….when did the word budget come into the liberals pc world…

    1. AKLady says:

      No “woman card” involved. Trump backed out because he could not debate intellegently, even if his life depended upon his doing so.

      1. BlessedtoServe says:

        Actually, Trump offered to pay for the security,…you idiot…she backed out…it’s a liberal college…maybe they just don’t have enough to pay Hillary her 250,000 for 20 minutes of her time…

        1. AKLady says:

          Name calling is childish.
          Most give it up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.
          Temper, temper …
          You need to practice more, you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

          1. BlessedtoServe says:

            No temper here, LMAO at your stupidity….a liberal telling a conservative what to say…liberals just aren’t used to being pushed back, maybe you should just stay in your safe zone…if you can’t take push back…

          2. AKLady says:

            Name calling is childish.
            Most give it up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.

            You need to practice more, you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

          3. sox83cubs84 says:

            You’ve given Blessed To Share the same cut-and-paste response 3 times now. Try something new…your repetitive comments display a lack of intelligence and creativity.

          4. AKLady says:

            Waste valuable time on someone playing the insult game?
            Why would anyone reward that behavior?

          5. sox83cubs84 says:

            Because otherwise they look like the clueless idiot they actually are. Cut-and-paste responses like yours just show that you are totally incapable of debating facts, like most liberals.

          6. AKLady says:

            Save the insults for someone you can impress.

          7. sox83cubs84 says:

            More cut-and-paste crap. What a LOSER you are!

          8. AKLady says:

            Why, thank you.

          9. Mike says:

            AKLady is a well known liberal hack. Pay her no mind. Hil-liar-y can’t confront Mr. Trump in a one-on-one debate. The FBI is on her tail (again) and the hounds are closing in! Mr. Trump wasn’t my first choice but that’s what the process has gotten us so he gets my vote. I just can’t figure out why ANYONE would vote for Mrs. Clinton? All the absolute scandals……

          10. Nina says:

            Not to mention all the other scandals the Clintons have had in their corrupt lives!! AKLady apparently doesn’t care about this country, more important to vote party line!

          11. AKLady says:


            Let me know when the Democrata catch up with the Republicans.
            Let’s see, Herman Cain, Chris Nyers, Newt Gingrich, John Boehner, Phillop Hinkle, CHristopher Lee, Mike Duvall, Mark Sanford, John Ensign, Vitto Fossella, Larry Craig, David Vitter, Charles Boutin, Bob Allen, Mark Foley … many, many more — all caught with their pants down, ot at least unzipped in activities with the wrong people.

            I could name over 50. Saint Reagan is on the list — something about a Playboy model named Paula …

          12. Nina says:

            None of them are MURDERS!!!!!

          13. bobnstuff says:

            They didn’t? How many people were killed with the guns Reagan sold, illegally?

          14. CharlieSeattle says:

            To the Contras? Thousands were killed I believe!

          15. AKLady says:

            The IRAN CONTRA Affair.

            Reagan provided weapons to Iran. Weapons that have been used to kill Americans in Iraw and Afghanistan.

            Oliver North destroyed and hid pertinent documents between November 21 and November 25, 1986. But, you know, Hillary is the first and worst criminal to have do such a thing.

          16. insaney says:

            You DO have big balls, don’t you? Can you say apples and oranges? What about Fast and Furious? Dems couldn’t even do that right. Came back to bite them in the ass. And AG Holder is not held accountable fot ANY of it. Just like Hillary with all of her BS. Of course, Omammy pulls his usual retoric of insisting he knew about it the same time the rest of us did, from the news! What a dick wad. He’s the POTUS for God’s sake. IT’S HIS JOB TO KNOW THIS STUFF.. OF COURSE HE KNEW

          17. AKLady says:

            Maybe you should look again.
            Then there are the 4,000 Americans and over
            1 million civilians dead in Iraq.

          18. Bay0Wulf says:

            Ummm … Okay … Once Again … Have You EVER had the Sense God Gave a Gnat?

            Why do you think the RNC / RINO / Establishment “Republicans” are SO Against Him?

            HE is NOT Them … He is Running a Campaign that is all about taking their (and Your) “Establishment Party” Apart. Or haven’t you read/heard/seen any news … I mean, heck even ABC & MSNBC have reported that frequently …

          19. insaney says:

            The biggest womanizer of them ALL is Slick Willy. C’mon. Getting his helmet polished under the desk of the OVAL OFFICE. THEN lying about it to a Grand Jury! Puleeeze.I thought you people were over what a politician does with his shlong! None of them sat back and watched four Americans die in an ambush in Bengahzi. Or destroyed evidence of email fraud. Just to name two.

          20. BlessedtoServe says:

            The dems have surpassed the repubs.. you are the worst child like mind….if they did wrong why can’t we mentality….whata card you are…too funny…just what are you trying to achieve here on this post,,,,if it is to change anyone’s mind….you should give up that little gander…you are not good at it and only showing how silly you post.

          21. BlessedtoServe says:

            Liberal hacks, are like slinky’s, fun to play with, have no practical use are for entertainment only, and can only go down stairs…stretch them out, and they’re broken… thanks…appreciate your support.

          22. AKLady says:

            Name calling is childish.
            Most give it up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.
            Temper, temper …
            You need to practice more, you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

          23. AKLady says:

            One problem with your post, it is Trump, not Hillary who won’t debate.

          24. Owen Grant says:

            We know the DNC pays people like you to post. Do you get paid for each separate post?

          25. AKLady says:

            Why do you need to tell this lie?
            Why do you embarrass America this way?
            Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?
            Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

          26. Owen Grant says:

            You still didn’t answer my question?

          27. AKLady says:

            Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

          28. Owen Grant says:

            I never said anything. How can that be a lie? I asked a question, which you refuse to answer. Your privilege. Good buy.

          29. AKLady says:

            Owen Grant • 2 hours ago

            We know the DNC pays people like you to post. Do you get paid for each separate post?

          30. Bay0Wulf says:

            Mz Brain Dead from Arkansas …

            We DO Know the DNC &/or PACs for HildaBeast pays people to Troll …

            OG DID Ask you a Question; “Do you get paid for each separate post?”

            Or is it that you don’t recognize a question mark when you see one?

          31. AKLady says:

            What sre you selling, that you consider to be a “good buy”.

          32. BlessedtoServe says:

            lefty loosey, right tighty….brain cells rolly around…now go fetch the one cell that keeps you hmmmm trying to think…it’s in the left corner pocket….go fetch like a good little doggie….

          33. AKLady says:

            Name calling is childish.
            Most give it up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.
            Temper, temper …
            You need to practice more, you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

          34. Elaine says:

            AKLady has about 5 paragraphs that she copies and pastes over and over and over again. Her most oft-used one starts “Why do you need to tell this lie?” Looks like now she’s stuck on the one that starts “Name calling is childish.” Gotta admit, I think she aced the liberal brainwashing / indoctrination class.

          35. bobnstuff says:

            Hillary showed up for all her debates in the primary, can you say the same for Trump?

          36. CharlieSeattle says:


          37. AKLady says:

            Well, that is what I said.
            What is your point?

          38. bobnstuff says:

            If someone is going to blow off a debate it is the Great and Powerful Trump. Debate isn’t his strong suit. One on one with Hillary will be interesting, if he shows up.

          39. AKLady says:

            I agree, 100%. Trump is a used car salesman.

          40. AKLady says:

            Name calling is childish.

            Most give it up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.

            Temper, temper …

            You need to practice more, you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

          41. sox83cubs84 says:

            AKLady’s second response to you is another one of her troll tricks: cut-and-paste admonishments for not meeting her definition of being an adult. She’s got a few different ones.

          42. AKLady says:

            Right, and you plan on earning how much every year?

          43. BlessedtoServe says:

            I know libs are challenged when it comes to thinking for themselves, they have to put in a requesit from the government to get authorization to say what the government wants them to say..they rely on the government for everything, food, housing, indoctrination, medical and posting, thinking, writing and talking…. they can’t do anything on their own…what in the world would they do if the government was gone….shrivel up and die…that’s what.

          44. Mike says:

            What name calling …….. ?

          45. AKLady says:

            My bad, I failed to copy and invlude what had been originally written

          46. BlessedtoServe says:

            invlude is that a new pc word,….

          47. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

            you are not only a racist, but you are a bigot too.

          48. AKLady says:

            Why do you need to tell this lie?
            Why do you embarrass America this way?
            Why do you believe it is acceptable to lie?
            Why do you believe it is acceptable to repeat lies?

          49. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

            I am learning from people like you, Left-Wits. This is how you people treat other people to try and get your point across, so how do you like it now.
            Get ready for a lot more. Your side has taught us well, and learning from Left-Wits, well, we now know how to get Trump into the White House, thanks to you people.
            Soon, it will be President Trump.

          50. AKLady says:

            Congress makes the laws.
            Congress spends the money.

            You elect Congress.
            Maybe you should make better choices.

          51. used_to_be_a_liberal says:

            Well then Obama, and Clinton should obey the laws, but they don’t. Obama likes to make laws, you left-wits let him get away with so much, that his law making has become common place. Now, wait for Trump to remove all of Obama’s stuff, just the same way that Obama made all that “stuff”
            Then the screaming starts, and I will enjoy every bit of it.

        2. Nina says:

          Perfect answer!! Talking to AkLady is like talking to Hillary!! Makes no sense!!

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          2. insaney says:

            Go away, troll

        3. AKLady says:

          Seucrity for Trump rallies have left cities with security bills of $20,000 and up. Since just March, the security costs have grown to over $300,000.

          1. Bay0Wulf says:

            Gee. Too bad.
            Tell Hillary to tell Soros to STOP PAYING Rabble Rousers …

          2. insaney says:

            BS..BS…BS….Trump can and HAS been paying for his own security. He has a team that puts the SS to shame. You don’t think he has never been a target of physcos before he ran for office? And why only the Trump rallies? Gee, could it be that the demorats and the BLMers are the trouble makers and violent protesters. Didn’t see any GOPers protesting at the misenthrope’s rallies.

          3. BlessedtoServe says:

            Federal government is paying for it just like for the Clinton…so what is your point…no difference…look at the cost of the Clintons…at least Trump pays his own plane and transportation….not the clinton’s plus she has 850 staff members the feds are paying for to boot…AKlady, your just a hack…you have no points of discussion and are only here to rucky muck…raking nagativities…to suit your dark side of life…what a life you lead….nothing positive to say about anything or anyone…then you post redundent posts….you are the true definition of a slinky….one way down the stairs, can never go up….you are like a three legged dog running your self in circles chasing a tail you chewed off a long time ago…

        4. sox83cubs84 says:

          Ignore AKLady. She’s a paid Clinton troll who always gets in over her head here by making asinine comments. She’s good for some laughs, but talking facts to her is like trying to explain Shakespeare to a station wagon.

      2. TeaPartyPatriot says:


        She’s not a lady, She’s a paid troll.
        Laid maybe, but no Lady.

        1. AKLady says:

          Adolecent male sexual focus. Puberty is such a difficult age.

          1. Retired says:

            Well you have not gotten there yet and your brain is stuck on one cell.

      3. Retired says:

        Useless trailer trash TROLL is back.

        1. AKLady says:

          Thank you.
          Coming from you, that is a compliment.

        2. AKLady says:

          Name calling is childish.
          Most give it up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.
          Temper, temper …
          You need to practice more, you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

          1. Retired says:

            You are a useless twit drop the I and insert a.

      4. disqus_CRuAq6DTaV says:

        I’m tired of your mouth, I’m pulling out.

        1. AKLady says:

          No one forcea you to read anything I write.

      5. william couch says:

        Your picture,,,,,, that you retard!!!

        1. AKLady says:

          Name calling is childish.
          Most give it up by the 2nd or 3rd grade.
          Temper, temper …
          You need to practice more, you have not yet gotten the adult part down.

          1. william couch says:

            NOT TO LIBRALS!!!!!

          2. AKLady says:

            Then, you are admitting to being a libral?

          3. william couch says:

            !!NOT!! I HATE LIBRATURDS!!!!! A I’m Starting to !!HATE!! YOU!!!!

          4. AKLady says:

            You admitted it, too late.

      6. EMM47Dr says:

        Trump would have beaten the shi# t out of her on his worse day….so shut up and stand in the corner with that thief, liar, etc…you deserve each other…

        1. AKLady says:

          Are you talking about King Bush II or Saint Reagan?

      7. insaney says:

        Trump has more intellegence in his sphincner than the misenthrope has in her brain AND vagina! She has to have a whole team just to keep track of the lies she has told. Even then, she still fucks up on what she has said in the past.

        1. AKLady says:

          Adolecwnt foul language.
          Oh, and foolish one, all polititians lie.
          Some are just better than othets.
          Trump, the salesman, is a master liar.
          Ask him about his relationship with the mob.
          Ask him about his relaitonship with the K.K.K.

          1. BlessedtoServe says:

            now I know you are not in higher academia, anatomically correct body parts, ie. used in medical field is not foul language…just correct names for those parts….but I am sure you have your slang names for those parts….

          2. AKLady says:

            That may be your exicuse, but it does not fly. Form of use determins whether or not it is foul language.

          3. BlessedtoServe says:

            exicuse is that a new lib pc term

          4. AKLady says:

            Thank you for bringing the typographical error to my attention.

      8. Bay0Wulf says:

        AKL … have you ever had the sense God Gave a Gnat?

        Hillary is scared spitless of getting onto a stage, and into a debate, with Trump.

        She has nothing and He can tear her apart without even trying. If the two of them debate we fully expect to hear and see Donald eviscerate her with all of her BS …

        She Lied … and Lied … and Lied …
        She has a Record of Complete Incompetence
        She has a Record of sucking up to Big Money and Crapping on Everyone else

        Aside from that … she has Absolutely. No. Stage. Presence.
        Ever wonder WHY she hasn’t done ANY Interviews?

  • dawntoo says:

    Is this Hillary’s way of getting out of a pres debate?

    1. Retired says:

      Trash attracts more trash.

    2. AKLady says:

      no, it is Trump’s
      He paid them to cancell.

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