Washington Business Report Aug. 12, 2012

Political strategist Eric Hauser, former Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond, and Politico White House editor Rachel Smolkin discuss the business of politics, in particular political advertising.

Hauser, Smolkin and Hammond take up the use of new media and how they expect the presidential candidates to craft their messages as the election approaches.

Washington Business Journal senior reporter Bryant Ruiz Switzky shares his list of the most overpaid and underpaid CEO’s in the Washington region. And the University of Maryland’s Peter Morici has a bearish outlook for the near-term future of the area’s economy.