by Andie Diemer
Oct. 13, 2008
Republican Vice Presidential Candidate Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is scheduled to speak Thursday at Elon University, Robert Simpson, chairman of Alamance County Republican Party, told the Burlington Times-News.
While details are still being worked out, preparations around campus point to a 3 p.m. event at Latham Park baseball stadium on campus.
Student Body President Chase Rumley said that while it hasn’t been confirmed, it would reflect very positively on Elon to have Palin here, especially considering Former President Bill Clinton visited in the spring.
“It will be interesting to see if her speech is more student or community focused and who her message speaks to more,” he said. “I think everyone will be respectful.”
Nick Ochsner, president of College Republicans, said he was not able to confirm the event until a press release was published by the campaign.
Palin will also speak on Thursday at 8 a.m. at Bangor International Airport in Bangor, Maine and again at 10 a.m. at United Sports Training Center in Chester County, Pa.
Both events are open to the public and free.
She will also be making an appearance at an event in Greensboro later that evening.