Campaign 2012

Professor Voices kicks off a series called “Campaign 2012” which will run until election day November 2012. We’ve pulled together several Boston University experts who will give their views on key issues of the campaign.

Campaign 2012: Election Day

November 6th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics

Our series "Campaign 2012" was introduced in June 2011. Several Boston University professors were asked to give their views on the key issues that would face the candidates. Now that Election Day has arrived, our... More

Campaign 2012: Income stagnation & Mitt Romney’s crocodile tears

November 5th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Opinion, Politics

The following opinion piece was written by David Weil, professor of markets, public policy and law at Boston University's School of Management. When Mitt Romney discusses the stagnation of income for the American middle class, he... More

Campaign 2012: Key New England Senate races

November 5th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Videos

Control of the U.S. Senate is up for grabs as several races across the country remain too close to call. Presidential historian and political expert Tom Whalen discusses the key races in New England that... More

Campaign 2012: Why taxes matter in the 2012 presidential election

November 2nd, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics

From the fiscal cliff and Mitt Romney's "47%" comment to tax cuts and the deficit, taxes have played a significant role in the 2012 presidential election. The following Boston University School of Law tax experts... More

Campaign 2012: Mitt Romney’s tenure as governor of Massachusetts

October 22nd, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics

Boston University journalism professor Fred Bayles is a former USA Today and AP reporter. He is also the director of BU's State House Program. Recently, he was interviewed on World News Australia discussing Mitt Romney's... More

Campaign 2012: Tom Fiedler on the presidential debate

October 15th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Videos

Tom Fiedler, Dean of the College of Communication, explains what each candidate needs to accomplish in tomorrow night's presidential debate. Contact Fiedler at 617-353-3488 or

Campaign 2012: Tom Whalen on the vice presidential debate

October 10th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Videos

Presidential historian Tom Whalen discusses the upcoming vice presidential debate and the pressure facing Vice President Joe Biden. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131 or

Campaign 2012: The female vote

August 23rd, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics

Statistics show that women turn out to vote in higher numbers than men and that most of those women vote Democratic. Women's issues, particularly involving health and a woman's access to contraceptives, have played a... More

Campaign 2012: Political conventions

August 13th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics

Boston University professor Tom Whalen, an expert on American politics and a presidential historian, discusses the history of and the role political conventions play in a presidential campaign. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131;

Weekly roundup: BU experts on campaign rhetoric, MA Senate race fundraising, and possible GOP VP choices

July 27th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: "After pummeling Romney like a tin drum for the last two months, now they're trying to change the focus, talking directly to... More