David Axelrod has long been one of the conservative media’s favorite whipping boys — a role that’s been reprised again and again throughout the public debate over police brutality in the aftermath of Eric Garner and Michael Brown’s deaths. Show More Summary
David Axelrod said on MSNBC today that Hillary Clinton's 2016 candidacy lacks a raison d'être, which runs the risk of hurting her the same way it did in 2008.
The Hill reports: “What happened in 2008 was that Hillary’s candidacy got out in front of any rationale for it, and the danger is that that’s happening again,” [David] Axelrod, who was a top adviser to Barack Obama’s come-from-behind win over Clinton in 2008, said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “You hear Ready for Hillary; it’s […]
Unlike many in President Obama's circle, Axelrod isn't exactly embracing Clinton's expected White House bid
On Tuesday’s “Morning Joe” on MSNBC, former Obama adviser David Axelrod offered his thoughts on a potential 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential candidacy. For Axelrod, the entire “Ready for Hillary” movement lacks any substance behind it. Show More Summary
Election 2014 was a sad replay of 2010. And it didn't have to be that way. In early summer 2010, three progressive economic activists - myself, Dean Baker, and Robert Kuttner - met with Obama political adviser David Axelrod in his tiny office in the White House steps away from the Oval Office. Show More Summary
"...her candidacy is out in front of the rationale for it."
President Barack Obama's former top adviser conceded that voters in 2016 may be fed up with Obama's dithering and want a president who projects a sense of certainty. “Even when a president is popular, people tend to seek the remedy and not the replica. Show More Summary
Political strategist David Axelrod, a longtime friend of outgoing Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, on Thursday blamed the Democrat's defeat on poor job-approval ratings and a well-financed challenger who won a string of newspaper endorsemen...
David Axelrod has lots of thoughts about Hillary Clinton's likely presidential candidacy – most of which come with some criticism.
David Axelrod said voters who rejected Democrat Martha Coakley, who lost the governors race in Massachusetts, did so for personal reasons.
Democrats must develop a coherent economic message ahead of the 2016 elections if they hope to retain the White House and win back the Senate, Democratic strategist David Axelrod warned at Thursday’s Capital Journal breakfast.
Tuesday on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," former Obama administration senior adviser and current Director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago David Axelrod said the president would be smart to compromise with Republicans on changes to his signature legislation the Affordable Care Act. Show More Summary
On MSNBC's "Ronan Farrow Daily" on Wednesday, former top Obama adviser David Axelrod argued that now the Republicans are in the majority of both chambers of Congress on Capitol Hill, the onus was on the GOP to prove to President Barack Obama they would be willing to work with him. Show More Summary
The man who may be most responsible for President Barack Obama's rise and eventual ascendancy to the White House is urging him not to enact executive amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. On Wednesday, after Republicans shellacked...Show More Summary
Another day, another incident where Republican governor Chris Christie shows off his personality, this time by telling a heckler to "sit down and shut up" at a campaign event. David Axelrod gives his take: “This has always been the fatal flaw of Chris Christie’s presidential campaign,” Axelrod said after seeing the video. Show More Summary
Former senior political advisor for President Obama David Axelrod woke up this morning dismayed by the amount of anxiety in America about Ebola. "Striking juxtaposition: Ebola fear rampant, despite negligible threat to Americans. But thousands fall victim to gun violence each year," he wrote on Twitter this morning. Show More Summary
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President Obama’s former adviser David Axelrod is quoted as explaining Obama’s chronic emergency-response failure thusly: “There’s no doubt that there’s a theatrical nature to the presidency that he resists. Sometimes he can be negligent in the symbolism.” I don’t buy it. The candidate who modeled his presidency on Abraham Lincoln, who accepted the Democratic nomination […]
David Axelrod, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, said, “It’s going to be very tough” for Democrats to keep control of the Senate during an appearance on MSNBC’s “NOW w/Alex Wagner” on Tuesday. Axelrod stated, “I do believe...Show More Summary