Weekly roundup: BU experts on gas prices, political ads, Mitt Romney, & Scott Brown

March 16th, 2012

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power:

Can pols deliver on gas prices? (PoliticoArena):  “The price at the pump is controlled by global market forces far beyond the capacity of any politician – or president – to change.” Tom Fiedler, Dean, College of Communication

Campaign media watch (NECN): Analysis of current political ads by John Carroll, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, College of Communication

Waiting at the RMV? Not if your name’s Mitt (Lowell Sun): “It’s one more stretch trying to show Romney as an evil Snidely Whiplash, out-of-touch politician. If you are a voter in the next round of states coming up, it doesn’t matter. In the world of special treatment, getting your license renewed doesn’t rank.” Tobe Berkovitz, Associate Professor of Advertising, College of Communication

Scott Brown donates to offset PAC ad (Boston Herald): “They’re going to be writing a lot of checks in the months ahead. It’s kind of a joke. I don’t think they’ll be able to follow through on what they promised. There’s no way they’ll be able to stop it.” Tom Whalen, Associate Professor of Social Sciences, College of General Studies

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