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.

soundoff (228 Responses)
  1. Ken in NC

    I was going to suggest that he hire Palin to clean up after the new puppy but I do not think it would be a good thing to have her near the puppy. That woman might shoot it thinking it was a baby Moose.

    November 6, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  2. M in Manhattan

    First Robert Gibbs –now David Axelrod! I am elated!!!!!!!!!!!!

    November 6, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  3. White-girl, in Iowa

    It must be painful to let the hate that you Obama haters have consume you. You will all benefit from the same wonderful change that our new fantastic black president will bring. Whether you like it or not, he's YOUR president too!! Haha!! It's nice to have a smart one in office again!

    November 6, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  4. INDEPENDENT NOW

    ANOTHER ROVE? ALOT OF THE DEMS DIDNT GO FOR ROVE BEING BUSH'S PAID ADVISOR. THINK ABOUT IT. HE WOULD BE ANOTHER ROVE.IS THAT THE KIND OF ADMINISTRATION YOU REALLY WANT. WHAT HAPPENED TO CHANGE. JUST ADD'S ANOTHER PERSON TO THE PAYROLL. THOUGHT WE WOULD BE LOWERING SPENDING IN THIS ECONOMY, THATS WHAT THE REST OF THE COUNTRY IS DOING. MAYBE WE ARENT ALL ON THE SAME PAGE?

    November 6, 2008 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  5. Michael

    THE END OF AMERICA by OBAMA, I guess Acorn registered nearly over 65,000,000 fake voters then. Is that what you're implying?

    November 6, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  6. SB in NoVA

    Alexrod and Plouffe are genius! They ran the perfect campaign for the perfect candidates. Great job Obama team ... let's keep it going.

    P.S. to all the whining and crying Repubs ... here's a good way to look at things: If we could put up with the worst president in our nationa's history for eight years, you can put up with a little HOPE for EIGHT years! It's time to practice what you preach ...

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012
    Keep VA Blue!

    November 6, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  7. LuAnn

    It just makes me smile to see all the crying baby Republicans. Not 24 hours in office and you would think the man hadn't done a thing right in years. No wonder Repubs lost and will continue to lose. Waaaaaah-waaaaaaah.

    November 6, 2008 03:40 pm at 3:40 pm |
  8. LIP

    Let's talk about Lieberman again.
    Do you suppose that Reid is making an offer he can't refuse? Do you suppose he has been told he will no longer chair those committees or that they will grease his palms if he chooses to return with his tail between his legs? I am sure the options are endless, but that there probably won't be any bartering from Lieberman's perspective.

    November 6, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  9. SB in NoVA

    Axelrod and Plouffe are genius! They ran the perfect campaign for the perfect candidates. Great job Obama team ... let's keep it going.

    P.S. to all the whining and crying Repubs ... here's a good way to look at things: If we could put up with the worst president in our nationa's history for eight years, you can put up with a little HOPE for EIGHT years! It's time to practice what you preach ...

    OBAMA/BIDEN 2012
    Keep VA Blue!

    November 6, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  10. CNN---tell us about these stories on the Ticker

    Why are these stories not on the Ticker??

    1. Obama's aunt being an illegal immigrant living at taxpayer expense in Public Housing. Why is she not deported today?

    2. Obama insisting that his replacement in the senate be black. Is this the "unity" candidate?–Source: Chic. Sun Times (Michael Sneed)

    3..Status of Palin e-mail hacker who was indicted-how many years will he go away for?

    4. Why did Obama sell gays out by not supporiting gay marriage in California-again, is this the unity candidate?

    CNN–these are relevant stories.

    November 6, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  11. Kevin

    Washington Insiders and Outsiders represent all America in general so his inclusion of Emanuel is not a problem to me, and he would be a fool to let Axelrod sit on the side lines somewhere, he and Plouffe are genuises...

    November 6, 2008 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  12. sandy

    why hasn't anybody mention that michell had a makeover and her own staff well I guess all of you are jealous that palin looked good real good

    November 6, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  13. dwayne

    Leo

    Hannity/Palin 2012

    How about Palin/Joe the Plumber 2012

    I pray that will be the GOP ticket in 4 years. It will be a guarantee 4 more years for Obama/Biden!

    November 6, 2008 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  14. 3strikes

    so all the nobama democrats are thinking everything have to be all fat and chummy because their candidate won!? they havent realized that the united states is severely torn and nobama cannot unite

    November 6, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  15. Jim in Asheville

    Being a top-notch campaign strategist doesn't mean having the skills set necessary for other work. I wish the new president well, but if his staff choices are going to be Washington insiders/former Clinton types, where's the "change" we hoped for going to come from? I'm looking for something different, bold, and encouraging–not "politics as usual."

    November 6, 2008 03:43 pm at 3:43 pm |
  16. Kevin

    Joe Lieberman is a joke, and should be strip of any and all committee roles. I'm originally from Connecticut and never liked the man. He is the reason we lost in 2000.....

    November 6, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  17. Boise, ID

    To Matt:

    I envy you so much! I wish I were more like you. You are so smart! I am sure you feel like a real Maverick! Quitting your job and waiting for your handout! Let us know how that turns out! Probably will turn out as well as the other Maverick's campaign.

    November 6, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  18. Girish

    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."

    Duh - doesn't Candy have the basic journalistic sense that David Axelrod IS an advisor to Obama and when Obama became President elect, it is obvious that Axelrod becomes a Senior advisor to him. Not in the works.

    Don't file reports for the sake of filing a report.

    Why does this even have to be a story - and why the secrective way of m "A source with the Obama Transition team tells CNN Senior Political Correspondent Candy Crowley"

    November 6, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  19. stacy

    and the beat goes on........

    November 6, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  20. Helen

    #1 choice

    November 6, 2008 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  21. New Day

    Leo – Hannity? hehehehehe Please dear God, let Hannity win the Republican nomination. I cant think of two more polarizing figures. Wait, unless he runs with Rush.

    November 6, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  22. tim

    Obama and the new Chief of Staff–the ballet dancer--wow what
    a projection of strength to our adversaries.

    November 6, 2008 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  23. Matt

    obama should give david plouffe a job, seeing as plouffe was obamas' campaign manager

    November 6, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  24. Purnell K3 IL

    Mr. President Congratulations to both you and Mr Biden on winning in the election!

    Now it the time to lower the Maximum Interest Rate for Mortgages, Bank Loans, and Credit Cards! By lowering the maximum rate on these interest rate that almost every Americans use in their lives, you can give instant relief to all American who are suffering from mounting debt, by cutting their monthly costs! Hopefully you will lower Mortgages to a maximum of ten percent, Bank Loans to a maximum of twelve percent, and Credit Cards to a maximum of fifteen percent!

    November 6, 2008 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  25. HouseDiva

    Awesome!

    America's got your back Obama...you've earned our trust to chose your advisers wisely.

    November 6, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
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