WUFT News

Romney supporters seen outside Michelle Obama’s UF rally

By on September 17th, 2012

As people waited in line to see first lady Michelle Obama speak at the University of Florida’s Stephen C. O’Connell Center on Monday afternoon, a small group of Romney supporters gathered near the Gator statue at the corner of Gale Lemerand Drive and Stadium Road.

Romney Supporters

Rochelle Alleyne/WUFT-FM

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stand outside of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Monday afternoon while Michelle Obama spoke inside the Stephen C. O'Connell Center.

The protesters held signs in support of President Obama’s opponent, Mitt Romney.

“I don’t think we’re going to change people’s minds in that parking lot, in that line,” said Stafford Jones, the Alachua County Republican Party chairman. “(We’re) showing that there is a Romney presence in Alachua County, and it’s a pretty good presence.”

While President Obama will likely win the youth vote in 2012 as he did in 2008, a contingent of UF students was part of the pro-Romney group.

Sarah Amann, a junior event management and telecommunication major, stood among them.

“I’m out here because four years (ago), Obama ran on a campaign of hope and change, and I don’t really feel that worked for anyone,” Amann said. “…Quite honestly, I want to get a job when I graduate, and I don’t think the state of the economy is anywhere near that right now.”


This entry was posted in Politics, University of Florida and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.
  • uber-gator

    Romney is a robot………with a weak battery

  • pdubya

    Tyranny is an equal opportunity employer

 

More Stories in Politics

Cody Eugene Wygant, 24, was arrested Thursday after he confessed to suffocating his infant son. Wygant said the child's crying was distracting him from playing Xbox.

Homosassa Man Kills Infant Son Over Xbox

Cody Eugene Wygant has confessed to suffocating the 16-month-old, whose crying was distracting him from playing.


Bullets

Unlicensed Concealing of Weapons During Emergencies Bill Passes House

The bill passed in the house with a vote of 80-36 Friday afternoon.


Helen Warren and her campaign team celebrate her win for Gainesville City Commission At-large Seat 2. Warren viewed the results at the Alachua County supervisor of elections office on Tuesday night.

Helen Warren Defeats Annie Orlando In Run-Off Race

Helen Warren wins Gainesville City Commission At-large Seat 2 in run-off election against Annie Orlando on Tuesday night.


Helen Warren (left) debates issues facing the Gainesville community with commission-opponent Annie Orlando (right) at a forum on Thursday.

Gainesville City Commission Run-off Candidates Talk Issues at Forum

The Gainesville Chamber of Commerce, Gainesville Sun and WUFT sponsored a debate between the two candidates in the April 8 run-off election for the at-large candidate for Gainesville city council.


Bill Would Allow University Foundations to Discuss Research in Private

House Bill 115 passed Thursday with a vote of 83-33. The bill proposes the creation of secret meetings, which would be exempt from public records laws, when universities foundations discuss research proposals and money.


Thank you for your support

WUFT depends on the support of our community — people like you — to help us continue to provide quality programming to North Central Florida.
Become a Sustainer
I want to support FM 89.1/NPR
I want to support Florida's 5/PBS
Donate a Vehicle
Underwriting Payments