Not quite the enthusiasm there was four years ago:
At the speech in Carmichael Arena, home to the women’s basketball team, students tried to generate chants of “O-bama” but couldn’t spark the energy of the full crowd. The roughly 40 minute speech ended with such loud applause Obama had to shout his final lines, but a brief chant of “four more years” didn’t gain widespread support.
Meanwhile the Winston-Salem Journal reports Obama called out Rep. Virginia Foxx for her comments on the G. Gordon Liddy Show that she had “very little tolerance for people who tell me that they graduate with $200,000 of debt” because she worked her way through UNC in seven years.
The article says the president didn’t mention Foxx by name, yet –maybe I’m missing it— I don’t see where he directly quoted Foxx, either.
Ironically enough I agree with Democrats who would face Foxx in the general election that the days of working your way through school are pretty much over. I paid for half my college, earning a semester’s tuition (plus room and board) from summer jobs doing construction, lifeguarding, working in the grocery store, whatever. It’s a damn shame, and while people have lots of ideas about why college costs keep rising, nobody’s doing anything about it.
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