Washington University to host vice presidential debate

Monday, June 2, 2008 | 1:35 p.m. CDT; updated 7:32 p.m. CDT, Sunday, July 20, 2008

ST. LOUIS — Washington University is again hosting a national debate for this year’s presidential election, but this time, it will feature the second spots on the tickets.

Still, officials with the Commission on Presidential Debates say this year’s vice presidential debate at the university in St. Louis is far from second-class.

The commission is hosting three debates among presidential candidates in addition to the Oct. 2 vice presidential debate.

Joani Wardwell of the commission notes that the St. Louis debate may be the only opportunity for viewers to see the vice presidential candidates meet in a face-to-face discussion.

Washington University hosted presidential debates in 1992, 2000 and 2004.

Like what you see here? Become a member.

Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


John Schultz June 3, 2008 | 11:49 a.m.

To be "far from second-class" the CPD should also have third-party candidates that have a mathematical chance of winning the presidency, i.e. being on the ballot in enough states to win in the Electoral College. This would be a smaller total number, probably five candidates at the most, than both the Democrat and Republican debates started with.

(Report Comment)

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.