Monday, October 6, 2008
Don't Fence Me Out
Normally home to more than 5000 students, Belmont University was empty of most students over the weekend as students headed home for early fall break. Replacing the students are Secret Service agents and more than 3000 media representatives in town for the 2nd of three Presidential Debates. Chain link fence surrounds the entire campus, and unauthorized people are not permitted on campus.
A couple of interesting notes:
1- A number of students left hidden cookies and treats for the Secret Service agents.
2- The media tent is more than 25000 square feet
3- Nashville hotels are sold out for the next few days
4- The debate is expected to bring $10 million to the Nashville economy
5- Both candidates receive exactly the same treatment in everything, including the exact square footage of their preparation rooms.