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Why Presidential Debates Are Consistently Held at Obscure Colleges

Obama speaks with an advisor ahead of a debate in 2012. (Photo: Public domain) As viewers nervously tuned into the first presidential debate in September, the first question might well have been about the venue itself. Why are we watching these candidates at Hofstra University? At this point, the school's most salient feature might be hosting presidential debates, having been the only venue to have hosted debates in three consecutive election years.
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