Author Archives: John Bruno

The melancholy riff

   Democrats found out this past week that bad news, like deaths of famous people, tend to come in threes. First, former President Bill Clinton went off message by touting Mitt Romney’s Bain Capitol private sector experience, and then later in … Continue reading


Royalty and Romney

    Two news stories of the past week were covered quite differently.  Appropriately, broadcast news organizations covered Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee. But only the newspaper of record, The New York Times, covered the story about the hizzy of America’s royalty, … Continue reading


Bubba and Barack on Broadway

    Bill Clinton was the featured attraction Monday at a fundraiser in New York for President Obama.    Bubba was in the Big Apple and he took a big bite out of the Romney candidacy, saying it would be “calamitous” for … Continue reading


Movie pitches

   With the release of “Snow White and the Huntsman,” jokes have been made that the failed candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, has found other employment.   OK, so that’s a stretch, but maybe the … Continue reading


Dial M for Mitt

    President Obama called Mitt Romney on Wednesday morning to congratulate him for securing the Republican presidential nomination and told him he was looking forward to “an important and healthy debate about America’s future.”  Sounds pretty civil. But what if … Continue reading


Trump card

     Dateline: Sin City. Mitt Romney places his $10,000 bet that the fundraiser for his candidacy, hosted by the Buffoon Tycoon Donald Trump in Las Vegas, will dispel once and for all the notion that Republicans are immune to guilt … Continue reading


The Rat SuperPAC

   The Celebrity President in the White House will have some competition for celebrity status this week when Celebrity Wannabe President Mitt Romney will be on the receiving end of a fundraiser in Las Vegas hosted by the host of … Continue reading


CEO vs. community organizer

     Community organizer vs. CEO.  Maybe this presidential election is more like “Alien vs. Predator.”  Of course, President Obama is the “Alien,” according to “birthers,” who don’t believe he was born in America, Or other right wingers who believe he’s … Continue reading


Future fundraiser

     It was announced that former Vice President Dick Cheney will host a fundraiser for Mitt Romney in July. Because when you think master of ceremonies at a fundraiser, the name Dick Cheney comes immediately to mind.    Those Obama … Continue reading


The long distance runner

     Mitt Romney is keeping the media at a distance. he won’t allow any questions after making speeches on the campaign stump.    This is not necessarily a bad idea. The broadcast media can often be a burr in the ol’ … Continue reading