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.

Michelle Obama’s political initiative

July 19th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics

First Lady Michelle Obama has been tapped to launch a grassroots campaign initiative to help build support for President Obama's reelection. Boston University journalism professor Elizabeth Mehren, a former reporter with the Los Angeles Times... More

Weekly roundup: BU experts weigh in on the likeability factor of candidates, Romney at NAACP, and young voters

July 13th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: "Shaking hands...making them feel that they are your best friend and that's a certain talent." (Greg's List: Liking - or disliking - More

The Massachusetts Senate race

July 11th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics

The Massachusetts Senate race between incumbent Scott Brown and Democrat Elizabeth Warren is one of the most closely watched races in the country. Boston University has several political experts and strategists available to offer commentary, More

Weekly roundup: BU experts on Supreme Court health care reform ruling, Massachusetts Senate race

June 29th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: "Everyone in politics, whether you're a Republican or a Democrat, wants a winner and basically that's what Obama is. If he had... More

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

June 22nd, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup

Below 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, More

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

June 15th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Debate over Scott Brown's next move just as contentious (Boston Herald): "The idea that he'd be willing to go into the perceived... More

Weekly roundup: BU experts on leaks of classified information, President Obama, Romney emails, & MA Senate race

June 8th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Analysts: 'The ship of state always leaks,' but damage is less certain (CNN.com): "The ship of state always leaks. You have commanders... More

Weekly roundup: BU experts on Romney, Obama, Elizabeth Warren, & political ads

June 1st, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Insight: As governor, Romney picked winners and losers of his own (Reuters): "That's what governors do - they have to pick winners... More

Weekly roundup: BU experts on President Obama, Mitt Romney, political ads, GOP running mate, & Massachusetts politics

May 18th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics, Weekly Roundup

Below is a sampling of quotes by BU experts on the road to power: Over before it starts in Massachusetts (The Maddow Blog): "To know Mitt Romney is to dislike him. That is the moral of... More

Tom Fiedler breaks down latest political headlines

May 16th, 2012 in Campaign 2012, Politics

Tom Fielder, Dean of the College of Communication, discusses the latest headlines of Campaign 2012 with The Morning Show on NECN, including President Obama's latest attack ad on Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital. Contact Fiedler... More