Weekly roundup: BU experts on MA anti-Super PAC pledge, Obama’s energy message, Mitt Romney

March 23rd, 2012

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

Massachusetts Senate candidates strike anti-super PAC pledge (FoxNews.com): “That the candidates say they’ll throw some money into the pot, that’s just a little icing on the cake. The real story here is that the PACs, the Super PACs, the super-duper PACs are not really going to have a play in this race and that’s going to make it interesting because now it’s really going to come down to what the candidates say and the more positive aspects of the candidates rather than just ripping down your opponent.” Tobe Berkovitz, Associate Professor of Advertising, College of Communication

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

Out on tour: Obama changes the backdrop to push his energy message (The Hill): “The Republicans managed to get some leverage out of it; now he’s trying to put his own spin on it.” Tobe Berkovitz

As gov, Mitt honed prez profile (Boston Herald): Romney’s tight rein on his media message is “reflective of any smart politician.” Tobe Berkovitz

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