Study: Twice as many Democrats to speak at commencements than Republicans

April 23, 2014

Twice as many Democrats as Republicans will be doling out advice to graduates at this year’s commencement ceremonies, according to a new study.
 
According to Campus Reform, more than half of President Obama’s cabinet is slated to speak at ceremonies next month, ranging from Vice President Joe Biden (who’s speaking at the University of South Carolina and the University of Delaware) to Secretary of State John Kerry (Yale University) to Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell (Whitman College).
 
The president himself will speak at two schools — the University of California, Irvine and West Point — while first lady Michelle Obama will also speak at Dillard University, a historically black college in New Orleans. Bill Clinton (New York University in Abu Dhabi) and Al Gore (Princeton University) will also be speaking.
 
Republicans outnumber Democrats in federal and state offices, but trail their counterparts in campus invitations by huge margins. Nearly twice as many Democratic members of Congress will be speakers (17 Democrats to 9 Republicans), as well as governors (11 to 6).

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