Campaign 2012: Key issue facing President Obama in 2012

In this installment of our “Campaign 2012″ series, our experts weigh in on the issue they feel is the one that could beat President Obama in 2012. The experts are:

Tom Fiedler, Dean of Boston University’s College of Communication and an expert on American politics and political reporting. He is also the former executive editor of The Miami Herald and a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. He can be reached at 617-353-3488, tfiedler@bu.edu, Twitter: @BUCOMDEAN

Tom Whalen, an associate professor of Social Sciences. He is an expert on modern American politics and the American presidency. He is a regular contributor to PoliticoArena. He can be reached at 978-888-3131, tjw64@comcast.net

John Carroll, an assistant professor of mass communication at Boston University’s College of Communication. He can be reached at 617-353-3493, carroll7@bu.edu, Twitter: @johncarroll_bu, Blog: Campaign Outsider

Cornelius Hurley, a professor at Boston University’s School of Law and director of the Center for Finance, Law & Policy (formerly the Morin Center for Banking and Financial Law). He is a former counsel to the Fed Board of Governors. He can be reached at 617-353-5427, ckhurley@bu.edu, Twitter: @ckhurley