November 6th, 2008
03:09 PM ET
5 years ago

Source: Axelrod to be named presidential adviser

A source tells Candy Crowley that David Axelrod will be named Senior Adviser to the President-elect.
A source tells Candy Crowley that David Axelrod will be named Senior Adviser to the President-elect.

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) – A source with the Obama Transition team tells CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley that a plan to name David Axelrod a Senior Adviser to the incoming President is "in the works."

Axelrod was the Obama presidential campaign's chief strategist, and a top adviser to Obama during his run for the Senate in 2004.

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  1. Lisa, MD

    WOW COMPLAINING ALREADY OBAMA HAS BEEN SWORN IN OFFICE YET. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH SOME OF YOU ON HERE DARN IT'S ONLY BEEN 2 DAYS AND GRIPING. COMPLAIN BEFORE THE ELECTION AND STILL COMPLAINING. FOR ALL THE ONES WHO STILL DOESN'T GET IT THEN WHY DID YOU VOTE FOR HIM. WHATS THE REASON. FIRST OF HAS ANYONE REALIZE WHAT HE HAS TO CLEAN UP EIGHT YEARS OF FRACKIN LACKIN BULL. DO YOU KNOW THAT HE IS UNDER A MICROSCOPE? DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH PRESSURE HE MAYBE UNDER NOT TO MENTION THE FACT THAT HE HAS BEEN ELECTED TO BE THE PRESIDENT AND HE IS THE FIRST MINORITY AND MANY PEOPLE DON'T CAN'T ACCEPT THAT. HE JUST LOST A VERY CLOSE AND DEAR FAMILY MEMBER ON THE EVE OF THE ELECTION. HOW THIS IS GOING TO BE AN IMPACT ON HIS TWO DAUGHTERS AND THERE LIVES WILL NOT BE THE SAME ANYMORE FOR NOW ON THERE LIFE IS THE PUBLICS LIFE. HOW HE HAS TO PICK THE ADMINISTRATION AND HE ONLY HAS 77 DAYS TO DO IT. SO YOU TELL ME WHAT IS THE PROBLEM BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO ME IT SOUNDS PERSONAL. SENATOR OBAMA IS GOING TO BE CRITICIZE EITHER WAY AND THAT IS SAD. A CHANGE IS WHAT THIS WHOLE WORLD NEEDS AND IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN IN 7 DAYS AS GOD ALMIGHTY SPOKEN LIFE IN THOSE AMOUNT OF DAYS. GIVE HIM A CHANCE DON'T BE SO QUICK TO JUDGE I WONDER IF MCCAIN WAS ELECTED WOULD HE GET THIS!!! HEY WE ALL ARE HURTING US, ABROAD EVERYONE WE NEED TO UNITE AS ONE.

    GREAT THINGS ARE NOT DONE BY IMPULSE , BUT BY A SERIES OF SMALL THINGS BROUGHT TOGETHER.

    YES WE WILL !!!!

    November 6, 2008 09:29 pm at 9:29 pm |
  2. Brendan H., San Antonio, TX

    If you want to get a clear read on how the Obama appointments will handle business, just know that Axelrod and Emanuel advised Obama on the 30-minute infomercial aired the Wednesday before the general election, and it was brilliantly conceived. They made no mention of McCain, Caribou Barbie or fearless, "Jet-Pilot" in the entire broadcast. And why should they, the broadcast was about Obama and what he brings to the country! Give these people a chance Amercia, and you'll be very pleasantly surprised at the outcome!!!

    And Persoanl to Sarah palin – Go ahead and run in 2012; if you're still standing after the GOP is through with you, Obama has something for you!

    November 7, 2008 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
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