Fall is just around the corner, which means election season. So, today’s trivia question is:
How many United States Presidential candidates have visited Cincinnati State’s campus over the years?
The correct answer is 3:
- Gary Hart (Presidential candidate in 1984)
- Al Gore (Presidential candidate in 2000)
- Hillary Clinton (Presidential candidate in 2008)
Gary Hart visited during his campaign for the Presidency back in 1984. Here’s an article about Gary Hart’s visit to Cincinnati State – May 4, 1984 (Cincinnati Post)
Al Gore visited campus in 1996 as the Vice Presidential candidate (see photo above). He visited again during his Presidential campaign in 2000, but unfortunately, we don’t have any photos from his visit in the Archives. For more information about his 2000 visit, check out this Cincinnati Enquirer article 9/13/2000.
Hillary Clinton visited campus during the Democratic Primary race in 2008. Check out more information about Hillary’s visit to the college in this article. You may also remember footage of this video of Hillary Clinton at Cincinnati State doing an impromptu press conference where she accused Obama’s campaign of distorting her positions on health care and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in mailers to Ohio voters.
On a side note, President Barack Obama wanted to visit campus during his 2012 re-election campaign, but unfortunately, the gymnasium was under construction so the visit was moved to Music Hall.