Weekly roundup: BU experts on MA Senate race, President Obama, & Mitt Romney

June 22nd, 2012

election-sub2-2012Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power:

Democrats pounce on regal whopper (Boston Herald): “It comes down to an issue of credibility. If he’s going to question his opponent, then he shouldn’t be bending the truth himself.” Tom Whalen, College of General Studies

Brown, Warren Argue Over Debate Conditions (WBUR “Radio Boston”): John Carroll, College of Communication, breaks down the debate about the Warren-Brown debates.

Sen. Scott Brown is a pro-choice Republican, but pro-choice groups remain wary (Springfield Republican): “In a place like Massachusetts, if you want votes, you talk about being pro-choice… In Massachusetts, it’s like saying you’re for apple pie.” Fred Bayles, College of Communication

Conservative group parodies Dos Equis beer commercials in anti-Obama ad campaign (Reuters): “The conservative base is already super revved up. And independents don’t care if Barack Obama is arrogant. They care if Barack Obama has or has not improved the economy. These are nice little pieces of candy for the media, but it is not going to get anyone to change his or her mind one way of another.” Tobe Berkovitz, College of Communication

Elizabeth Warren outspends Scott Brown as Massachusetts Senate candidates advertise early and often (Springfield Republican): “She needed to go up early to one, establish herself as a candidate, and two, try to define herself before Scott Brown defines her.” John Carroll, College of Communication

All hair this! Kerry to play Mitt in prez debate prep (Boston Herald): “I guess it takes a dullard to play a dullard. It’s kind of funny you have a Massachusetts guy playing a Massachusetts guy. All roads lead to Boston, I guess.” Tom Whalen

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