After weeks of speculation about who is going to run against President Obama in the 2012 presidential elections, the field of prospective Republican challengers finally began to take shape over the past couple weeks with big names like Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul officially announcing their candidacies and big names like Haleigh Barbour officially deciding NOT to run. There’s also several well-known potential candidates like Donald Trump and Mitt Romney. Trent Kelly talked with Political Science Professor Richard Buckner from Santa Fe College about a wide array of issues that might affect the field of presidential candidates including his overall thoughts on the potential challengers to President Obama.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Bucknerconvo.mp3]
Though President Trump's approval ratings had dropped to 37 percent by mid-August, some conservatives in southwest Alachua County are holding their ground on supporting him as the country approaches its one-year anniversary of his election victory.