Tagged: Rick Perry

Campaign 2012: Perry, Christie, and Romney

Tom Whalen, associate professor of social science, offers his analysis on Rick Perry’s recent bad performances, and the potential for New Jersey governor Chris Christie entering the GOP race for president and what it means for Mitt Romney. Contact Whalen at 978-888-3131; tjw64@bu.edu or tjw64@comcast.net

Campaign 2012: Bad week for Rick Perry

After poor performances in recent GOP debates and losses in the Florida and Michigan straw polls, Rick Perry still appears to be the leader of the GOP field, but some question for how long. John Carroll, assistant professor of mass communication and an expert on media criticism and political advertising, offers the following observation of […]

Campaign 2012: The Rick Perry surge

Texas Gov. Rick Perry continues to lead in the polls since entering the GOP field of presidential candidates. Boston University social science professor Tom Whalen, an expert in American politics and the American presidency, gives his view on what Perry’s surge means: “I think the Perry surge is more about Mitt Romney dropping the ball […]

Perry, Fed, & ‘treason’

Texas Governor Rick Perry, campaigning in Iowa on Monday, responded to a voter’s question on the Federal Reserve, saying “printing more money…is almost treasonous.” Boston University School of Law professor Cornelius Hurley is director of the Center for Finance, Law & Policy and a former counsel to the Fed Board of Governors. He offers the […]

Campaign 2012: Will Rick Perry enter the race?

Speculation is strong that Texas Governor Rick Perry will announce on Sunday his intention to run for president in 2012, one day after the Iowa straw poll. Boston University professors John Carroll and Tom Whalen offer their comments on what Perry’s entry brings to the GOP field of presidential candidates. Contact Carroll at 617-353-3493; carroll7@bu.edu; […]