Weekly roundup: BU experts on political ads, Obama, and Romney

May 4th, 2012

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

Broadside: Campaign Media Watch (NECN): John Carroll, College of Communication, analyzes the latest political ads including the latest attack ads to come from the GOP on President Barack Obama.

Obama opens 25th Florida office as he outspends Romney (Bloomberg): “Obama has had months to start putting his pieces on the chessboard, while Romney has been playing one move at a time.” Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Romney storytelling short on voter-connecting details (Bloomberg): “In today’s politics, it’s all about the narrative. This has never been part of Romney’s wheelhouse. It’s just not his style.” Tobe Berkovitz

Romney and health care (Huffington Post): “Mitt Romney, the soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee, has worked hard to distance himself from the Massachusetts health care reform law he championed during his single term as the state’s governor.” Stephen Davidson, School of Management

Campaign 2012: Hardin Coleman on education issues (Professor Voices): “As we move into the heat of the political campaign, it’s very important for us to stop, pause, and wonder what it is that people are not talking about.” Hardin Coleman, Dean of the School of Education

Political analysis: Race for the White House (NECN): Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication, discusses the race for the White House, possible GOP VP candidates and Massachusetts Senate race between Elizabeth Warren and Scott Brown.

Whalen on the significance of the bin Laden anniversary for the White House (PoliticoArena): “The one-year anniversary of Osama bin Laden’s death might be an unintentional boost to President Obama’s chances at re-election because it’s going to remind voters at just how strong he is in terms of foreign policy.” Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Mitt Romney mum on how to regulate big banks (Boston Globe): “He’s asking for permission to govern the country – but he’s saying do away with the government’s response to the Wall Street crisis. I’m no fan of Dodd-Frank, but I am a fan of the notion that we have to do something. He ought to be throwing out some replacements, some proposals of what he would do different.’’ Cornelius Hurley, Center for Finance, Law & Policy

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