Weekly roundup: Campaign 2012 newsmakers

January 20th, 2012

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the race to the White House and Capitol Hill:

Is the State of the Union still useful? (PoliticoArena): Video response by Tom Whalen, Associate Professor of Social Sciences, College of General Studies

‘Open marriage’ dirt may close door on Newt Gingrich (Boston Herald): “His two divorces both seemed to have slightly scandalous dimensions to them, so he isn’t able to keep up the figure of the dedicated family man who shares the family values with that particular segment of the Republican primary elaborate.” Bruce Schulman, Chair, Department of History, College of Arts & Sciences

John Carroll: ‘Stephen Colbert is doing public service’ (NECN): Interview with John Carroll, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, College of Communication

Campaign 2012: Tom Whalen on the Stephen Colbert candidacy (Professor Voices): Tom Whalen

Sarah Palin to South Carolina voters: Support Newt Gingrich for 2012 President (New York Daily News): “The show has moved on. I just think other conservatives have been dominating the conversations and headlines for so long. She doesn’ have the pull people associated with her early on.” Graham Wilson, Chair, Department of Political Science

Colbert Attack Ads On Romney Hit S.C. Airwaves (WBUR “Radio Boston”): Interview with John Carroll

Mitt Romney may not release tax returns until April (Reuters): “Certain interests in foreign investment structures would have to be reported on attachments to his return.” Daniel Berman, Professor of the Practice of Tax Law, School of Law


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