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Vox Pop Hour 2 : 2012 GOP Presidential Candidates : 05/05/11

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Albany, NY – President Obama announced his 2012 campaign for a second term last month, and the GOP is slowly but surely putting together a field of candidates to challenge the incumbent. Mark McKinnon, who was an adviser to President George W. Bush, told the Washington Post in April of this year that "so far, the Republican field looks conventional and flawed to beat Obama, the GOP is going to have to come up with a ticket that is fresh, exciting, unconventional and free of major flaws." It's the focus of this edition of Vox Pop with WAMC's Alan Chartock