3Qs: Who won the first debate?

Alan Schroeder, a pro­fessor in the School of Jour­nalism and one of the nation’s fore­most experts on pres­i­den­tial debates, offers an analysis of the first of three matchups between Pres­i­dent Barack Obama and chal­lenger Mitt Romney.

3Qs: Economy favors Romney in GOP race

Repub­lican hope­fuls faced off at Monday’s GOP pres­i­den­tial debate in New Hamp­shire, after which most pun­dits voted front-​​runner Mitt Romney best in show. William Crotty, the Thomas P O’Neill pro­fessor of polit­ical sci­ence at North­eastern and expert in pres­i­den­tial elec­tions, explains Repub­li­cans‘ pri­mary cam­paign issues, the tac­tics used by pres­i­den­tial can­di­dates to stand out in a debate and why Romney is leading the GOP field, for now.