November 6th, 2008
03:09 PM ET
6 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. sue

    Leo – not everyone who voted for Obama are "liberals". I know democrats, independents AND republicans who voted for Obama and most of them I would describe as moderate or centrists – not left-wing or right-wing.

    BTW – read the article that states the republican turnout at the polls was lower this election than in 2004. Perhaps you should be a little more angry at those republicans who did NOT show up to vote.

    November 6, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  2. Wow

    Lots of bitter people in here. If you can't deal with the next 8 years, perhaps you should leave!

    November 6, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  3. Hillary supporter for obama

    Why not keep what works!

    November 6, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  4. abc

    Great NEWS!
    hope he will accept the offer, he's part of the core to the Change.
    president elect Obama needs to gather the most qualified people for the positions, not which party he should pick from.

    November 6, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  5. Brain in DC

    Axellent!

    November 6, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  6. Great Job

    I just want to take a minute to thank David Axelrod, David Plouffe and all close Obama advisors, workers, and volunteers.....

    GREAT JOB... America thanks you for all your hard work and dedication.

    Again, from the heart... thank you!

    November 6, 2008 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  7. Rorschach

    @THE END OF AMERICA by OBAMA, who wrote:
    "You two should be sure to send flowers to ACORN for all their help getting you the white house."

    Enough sour grapes. Remember the "Sore/Loserman" comments your side was making after 2000?

    Do yourself a favor: get some information from mainstream sources now and then. The ACORN story was baloney. Mickey Mouse did not show up to vote. FOX, Lamebaugh, O'Really and company keep serving up that special Kool-Aid but you don't have to keep drinking it.

    November 6, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  8. I Wish

    Leo,

    Hannity/Palin 2012, I'm begging you, I repeat I'm begging you to please make that happen. SNL will have a field day.

    November 6, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  9. Great Job

    Leo –
    Keep spewing hate, maybe next time you'll get want you want.

    Ask yourself, WWJD?

    November 6, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  10. FRANK, CA

    way to go for Axelrod,

    November 6, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  11. CC Reston VA

    Hey Obama what about David Plouffe?

    November 6, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  12. Tiff of lithia springs

    Leo,

    We will be turning you into the FBI for that comment. In 4 years you're going to vote for Obama because there won't be anyone in the GOP that's stupid enough to run against him.

    November 6, 2008 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  13. Chris (SC)

    I also think you have to reward the great staff Obama had get him to the White House.

    Just make sure they are going to give you opinion and not just be yes men like Bush had when he got into office and I will be fine with Obama's picks.

    November 6, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  14. Obama all the way

    Listen- this was the BEST campaign run in modern history- he should be taking every person involved with him and involving them somehow in the White House.

    They have ALL earned it, in my humble opinion.

    Based on said campaign- I have full confidence in all of Obama's upcoming picks.

    I trust him to surround himslef with the right people for our country!!!

    November 6, 2008 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  15. Independent Voter

    "leo" is an idiot and should move to alaska with the chief idiot!

    GOD Bless President Obama and GOD Bless America!

    November 6, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  16. Gaurang Tanna

    @ Leo..LOL @ Hannity, the anti-semite. On second thought, I would love Hannity/Palin in 2012. You would see a bigger thrashing of defeat even by a democratic chicken

    November 6, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  17. Obama is Killing My 401 K

    The stock market is down 10% in the two days Obama has been president elect.

    People are selling everything because they know he will raise cap. gains taxes. This is killing me and all the other people who hope to retire one day.

    Bad choice America.

    November 6, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  18. EDW

    I knew Axelrod would get a job with Obama, he was awesome during the campaign.

    November 6, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  19. A Woman In California For Obama

    Why not? Another good pick.

    November 6, 2008 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  20. Prezzy Ivo Junior

    Obama is a wise man, and he makes wise choices. I also believe he will choose Kathleen Sebelius and Bill Richardson.

    November 6, 2008 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  21. for Obama

    Axelrod is a fantastic choice!!!! Just lovin it!!!!!!

    November 6, 2008 03:36 pm at 3:36 pm |
  22. FAYE, NV

    That would be GREAT. Thank you David.

    November 6, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  23. C A

    Leo:

    Give it up Leo. What is Obama to do? Appoint High School students to his administration. He has no choice but to rely on some folks with experience and expertise in various areas of government. If McCain had won the election he too would have selected experienced people to make up his administration. Experienced insiders as you say.

    But here is the difference. Those Obama appoints better be for change or they will be fired by Obama. You can count on it. Whereas McCain's appointees would be freer to do as they please because McCain would not be able to contro lthem. This is obvious by McCain's inability to control his own campaign, and his VP running mate. Obama will have loyaty for his goal of change. McCain would not have had such loyalty.

    And forget 2012. McCain is too old and Palin is too ingnorant. You better find a new savior for the Republican party who might be competitve in 2016, might.

    November 6, 2008 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  24. Matt

    I am soooooo happy. I just went in to my boss today and told him to stick this job where the sun dont shine. I can't wait for all of my free stuff that Barack promised. WEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!! Let the good times roll.

    November 6, 2008 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. Gloating Gutless Girly Liberals

    Axelrod is a con just like Obama's Chicago cronies who he owes favors to now. Unite the country? Way to go Obama – appointing super partisans. It's ironic how the lib-tards think we are "all one and united" now just because the Obama victory speech in Chicago was sooooooo diverse and multi cultural. Well, there is nothing farther from the truth. A good chunk of latinos supported the GOP, and the dems do NOT have the black vote completely locked up...just the dumb blacks (smart ones voted for McCain). If Obama was really the "post-partisan" guy he is cracked up to be, then he would be reaching out to Republicans right now. Liberals, get ready for Obami blunders and the failed economic policies of the next four years.

    November 6, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
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