Weekly roundup: BU experts on Romney, Gingrich, MA Senate race, & Obama’s energy message

March 30th, 2012

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

How Mitt Romney wielded power as Massachusetts’ governor (McClatchy Newspapers): “Ultimately he’s a disappointment because of the great expectations. The general attitude was, this was a stepping stone for him for something bigger.” Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

R.D. Sahl offers election insight at Watertown Belmont Chamber of Commerce (Wicked Local Belmont): “We know from this campaign that negative ads work. It has an impact.” R.D. Sahl, College of Communication

Are campaign cuts the beginning of the end for Gingrich? (PoliticoArena): “The former Speaker’s strategy of late is to deny Romney a first ballot victory at the GOP convention this summer.” Tom Whalen

Massachusetts Senate candidates strike anti-super PAC pledges (FoxNews.com): “That the candidates say they’ll throw some money into the pot, that’s just a little icing on the case. 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, College of Communication

Campaign media watch (NECN): Analysis of current political ads by John Carroll, 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. It’s a tough issue and it’s hard to put a good spin on it. But he’s been pretty lucky. He’s been blessed by some incompetent enemies.” Tobe Berkovitz

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