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Arthur Bruzzone, is a regular contributor and commentator for local and national political media. He is a former California state environmental commissioner and San Francisco political party chair. His public affairs TV productions have received national recognition.

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10 Reasons Obama Would Choose Hillary as VP

(23) Comments | Posted May 25, 2012 | 5:25 PM

Let me be clear, there will be no change to the 2012 Obama-Biden ticket unless polls in July show that the president has lost significant strength in 13 swing states.

Those swing states are Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia...

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Occupy Wanes, Ignoring 'Regime Change'

(15) Comments | Posted May 11, 2012 | 1:33 PM

Egyptian demonstrators had a clear end game -- "the people want to bring down the regime." That was the signature banner in the middle of Tahrir square during the height of the Cairo demonstrations. Eighteen days after protests began, the people had won. President Mubarak resigned. End game.

The U.S....

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Surrogates 'Gone Wild'

(1) Comments | Posted April 19, 2012 | 1:50 PM

They're on the march and menacing both the Obama and Romney campaigns -- they're surrogates "gone wild."

Candidate surrogates are stand ins for their candidate. They're supposed to echo the candidate's official positions. Unfortunately, with the lure of instant stardom, fueled by Twitter, YouTube and the instant gratification of blogs,...

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Obama's Plummeting Poll Numbers Reveal Larger Trends

(26) Comments | Posted March 13, 2012 | 3:40 PM

Campaign polls are moving targets, especially presidential campaign polls. But they serve as campaign snapshots.

Two polls -- the Washington Post/ABC and New York Times/CBS News polls --- have rattled the Obama campaign. Why, they ask, could new jobs and the economy be on an...

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Primaries Build Presidential Character

(6) Comments | Posted March 1, 2012 | 10:00 AM

Impassive, unflappable, a survivor -- these are now the key qualifications for winning a presidential nomination.

After seven months of grueling, vicious and unrelenting attacks, Mitt Romney remains the front runner. Romney shows no emotional scratches, despite the gaffes, personal attacks, and 20 torturous debates.

The Obama campaign...

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Unemployment Sobers Up the GOP

(6) Comments | Posted February 23, 2012 | 11:43 AM

Just when you thought the GOP was headed off the moral cliff, reality has struck. This week, Gallup reported that unemployment rocketed up to 9% from 8.3% in February. This should sober up the Republican candidates and voters. It should, but the GOP has often shown itself to...

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Morphing Romney Into Gordon Gekko

(1) Comments | Posted December 30, 2011 | 9:33 AM

Obama's chief re-election strategist David Axelrod has spent most of 2011 scripting a frontal attack on Mitt Romney.

Axelrod's strategy is to distract voters from the President's performance on the economy and effectively morph Mitt Romney into the job-killing corporate raider, Gordon Gekko, the villain of the 1987 film...

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Occupy's Major Message Misfire: Banks, Not Ports

(17) Comments | Posted December 13, 2011 | 7:28 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- The Occupy Wall Street message has been effective. They initially chose the right common enemy. The banks and bank bailouts angered not just the student demonstrators. The banks and financial giants generated anger among home owners, those who owe more than their homes are worth, millions...

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'Jobs': Willie Brown's One Word Of Advice For New SF Mayor, 2012 Contenders

(0) Comments | Posted November 9, 2011 | 7:22 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- At this writing, they're still counting votes to declare San Francisco's next Mayor. Quite a task with the convoluted rank choice system in place for the first time in a SF mayor's race.

But it's clear where it's heading.

On Election Night I was admitted...

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Wall Street Cynicism Is What Has 'Trickled Down'

(3) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 12:13 PM

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- I had an existential "Occupy" moment last Friday.

While walking to a meeting in San Francisco's Financial District, I passed near a big demonstration in front of Wells Fargo Bank's California Street Headquarters. I knew something was up when I saw police were congregating three blocks...

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From 2D to 3D Fusion Politics

(0) Comments | Posted October 11, 2011 | 7:00 PM

I know 2D politics. I was a political party leader, often labeled a conservative. In fact, I was a former chair of the San Francisco Republican Party. I've written hundreds of raw meat conservative articles, commented often in the press, and produced and hosted several TV public affairs programs here.

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