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.

soundoff (228 Responses)
  1. JDC

    It appears BO is recycling Clinton crooks (Rom Emanuel) and real "change" would be send these crooks to prison.

    November 6, 2008 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  2. GA voter

    David Axelrod is the man. Some people say that he is the Karl Rowe of the democratic party, but the truth is that they both cannot be further apart. This is not only true in terms of their political phisophy but also in style. He is calm, collective, discipline, and no-drama personality.

    He will be a great Senior Advisor if named...

    November 6, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  3. Faith, hope and charity

    Hillary supporters who went into mourning got therapy and now seem to be on the mend. What can we now do for these whiners who are intent on inflicting misery on themselves for the next four years? Obama has not even been inaugurated and the line for the shrink's office seems to be out the door and around the corner. Help!

    November 6, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  4. Scott NYC Independent

    We've got Emmanuel Chief of Staff; Gibbs as press sec; Alexrod as senior advisor. Sounds like a power hitting team so far to me.

    November 6, 2008 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  5. kaushik jadunundun

    well deserved .......this is the man instrumental to the political career of President Obama.well done Barack

    November 6, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  6. Bulldog

    All these Obama haters get to feel the pain the rest of had to suffer under George Bush. However, I hope they come around and support President Obama but if not they can continue to be miserable as long as they want to. Freedom of speech is great as long as it doesn't threaten or harm someone and Obama haters have every right to speak their ignorance.

    November 6, 2008 03:49 pm at 3:49 pm |
  7. Duop Chak, Colorado Springs, Colorado

    David Axelrod is a true political strategist of a lifetime.

    November 6, 2008 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  8. Scott NYC Independent

    "CNN tell us about these" guess what the things you listed aren't news and they aren't things that are under, in or close to be President Elect Obama's responsibility. He is not head of immergration, he does not live in CA; you get where I'm going with this. You're being extermely unreasonsable.

    November 6, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  9. Greg in MN

    He's smart and knows how to get things done.

    I'm liking this administration more and more every day and they haven't even started yet!

    November 6, 2008 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |
  10. Too funny

    Attention all Republicans posting on CNN – I haven't stopped laughing!
    You are so biased and full of hate it might do you good to go to the doctor, have your blood pressure checked and and get an EKG. If not, you won't be around in four years to vote. You will drop dead from a stroke or heart attack. Seriously, you need help.

    November 6, 2008 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  11. arlene, CA

    Yes, absolutely ! Axelrod a brilliant choice !

    November 6, 2008 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  12. Simmy

    HALLELUJAH!!
    WHAT A SMART PRESIDENT AND A SMART MOVE! Gibbs as Press Secretary, Axelrod as Senior Advisor; add Rice (Not Condi) and life will be heaven on earth! wow again! SMART!!!!

    November 6, 2008 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  13. sousou/Miami Beach

    WOW... What a CHANGE, already :-)
    Young Good Looking Brilliant Trustful people around the next President!

    GO OBAMA TEAM, YOU ARE THE BEST AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

    November 6, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  14. Rorschach

    @"Leo" re: "True Americans":

    That dog won't hunt.

    "True Americans"? Please. They showed up to vote and voted their conscience. Both sides. Stop with the hate-filled garbage. We don't all have to agree, we're still Americans – isn't that why so many of our soldiers fought and died, so that we could have the right to disagree?

    Nothing looks less patriotic to me than this "True Americans" crap.

    November 6, 2008 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  15. Chris

    i swear you Obama hatters should really get over it!! I mean it's laughable. McCain lost and it's time to move on!!! JEEZ!!
    The man hasn't even took the oath of Office and y'all are whinning like he been in there for four years already!!! IDIOTS!!!

    November 6, 2008 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  16. BL

    Obama has been president-elect for less than 48 hours and he's already doing an awesome job. I am so excited about the future of this country.

    November 6, 2008 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  17. sousou/Miami Beach

    Oh YES...And David Plouffe too! I used to get emails from him everyday and let me tell you that I will miss that!
    YOU ARE THE BEST!!!!

    November 6, 2008 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  18. Cathy Agu

    Yes we can.... definetely not sarah palin

    November 6, 2008 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  19. AK

    Good move. I am loving his team so far.

    November 6, 2008 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  20. BJ

    And rightfully so. Axelrod's the main reason for the Obama win.

    November 6, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  21. Karen - Missouri

    I'm very happy with all the names I'm hearing. Axelrod has been brilliant and he is a good pick.

    November 6, 2008 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  22. Retired Veteran from New York City, NY

    Excellent choice. David Axelrod is the brain behind the brain. He has conducted an excellent campaign in 2004 for then Senator Obama and I believe he will be a brilliant power force behind the New President. America moves forward!

    November 6, 2008 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  23. Hate

    John November 6th, 2008 3:26 pm ET
    Please offer Sarah Palin the position for Dishwasher . . .
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    N. S. Huntsville, Al November 6th, 2008 3:25 pm ET
    Why are they giving this jerk Joe Lieberman any time to ponder . . .
    ______________________________

    If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.

    – Hermann Hesse

    November 6, 2008 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  24. peggyledbetter

    Yes...good pick! Washington need a new administration. Get those good for nothing people out!

    November 6, 2008 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  25. wakeupamerica

    Brilliant. I've been very please thus far.

    November 6, 2008 04:14 pm at 4:14 pm |
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