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. Sylvia

    You can't go wrong with Axelrod, as he has proven during the campaign. His intellegence is beyond measure. Go Obama Team Go!!!

    November 6, 2008 04:49 pm at 4:49 pm |
  2. Jonathan

    Alexrod was three steps ahead of Rove during this election process. The guy is a genius!

    November 6, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |

    What a brilliant man.

    November 6, 2008 04:50 pm at 4:50 pm |
  4. Meh

    He is full of win. Good choice!

    November 6, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  5. Stacey

    Another great choice for President Elect Obama. Axelrod deserves this. He did an outstanding job with Obama's campaign. Axelrod is brilliant. I'm very pleased with this.

    November 6, 2008 04:51 pm at 4:51 pm |
  6. Janet

    That is great and I know he will be a great man on the team. Keep the people who was faithful to you during the campaign trail.

    November 6, 2008 04:52 pm at 4:52 pm |
  7. Nia Hussein- Phoenix, AZ

    Well Dah!!! I think it would be a smart choice i wonder what David Plouffe is going to do and some of the other folks...I like sharp smart people

    November 6, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  8. Rich

    To Art Hall: You have to understand that if the Black Civil Rights organizations had gotten involved, it might have cost Barack the election by emphasising his blackness over his QUALIFICATIONS. I much prefer a QUALIFIED president who is black, than a BLACK who is president.

    I hope you understand what I am saying. The term black, hispanic, gay, asian should always be in lower case. It is the ISSUES and the HEART and SOUL that matters.

    November 6, 2008 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  9. Oregon calling

    Great call, not taking a break are you Pres Elect Obama? Love the transistion website!!!!

    November 6, 2008 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  10. June in Canada

    Wow, what a good pick. It's obvious that President Obama means what he says about a new way of governing. With people like Colin Powell,T Boone Pickens and L Ron Hubbard etc in the background offering advice how can we go wrong? It will take a long time to clean up the mess but it will be worth the wait.

    November 6, 2008 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  11. Pat Riot

    New office: Propoganda Secretary

    November 6, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  12. JO-ANN



    November 6, 2008 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  13. Spencer/Virginia

    Wonderful. After watching that well-oiled campaign machine, i trust he will be a GREAT adviser.

    November 6, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  14. Tired of the Nonsense


    November 6, 2008 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |
  15. America loses

    Axelrod's first order of business, to make sure Acorn is better funded for the fraudaulent get out the vote campaign for 2012.

    November 6, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  16. Jim

    Dow is down, time to buy.
    Change is coming....

    November 6, 2008 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  17. TjayeInLA

    These two together are UNSTOPPABLE!!!

    November 6, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  18. 30-m-PA-Democrat-voted McCain

    He's a devious man. He played the race card about 1000 times against Clinton and McCain.

    November 6, 2008 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  19. mitch

    great choice .awesome strategist! makes rove look like a criminal punk!

    November 6, 2008 05:04 pm at 5:04 pm |
  20. JAN

    It shall be well with the Obama Administration...

    November 6, 2008 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  21. America loses

    Axelrod's third order of business, tell the world yes we can destroy the American way from within, by moving away from free enterprise capitalism and towards their idol's ideology, Mr. Putin of Russia. Soon we will have pictures of Obama in all town squares and we will have to pray to the great Obama every morning just like we were in North Korea. I will move to North Korea before I worship this phoney empty suit magic man Obama.

    November 6, 2008 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  22. FreeNLovIt

    I dont care who he picks as long as they pull America out of this MESS. In the next few days, he needs to SWIFTLY, AGGRESSIVELY and CAUTIOUSLY move to FIGHT THIS FINANCIAL GODZILLA, tearing our economy apart.

    He needs to be decisive and hit the ground running.... I want Obama to focus on getting the job done to save America and everything will fall in place, not to listen to us WHINE.

    November 6, 2008 05:09 pm at 5:09 pm |
  23. Goodie-Ga.

    Beautifully Picked!!! Now thats the change we can beleive in. Congratulations to the both of you -President Obama and Senior advisor to the President Mr. Axelrod. Next is David Plouffe. Nice very Nice.

    November 6, 2008 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  24. America loses

    For all the people that disagree with Obama, and call us racist if we disagree even though blacks were the racist when they voted 99% for one candidate because he is half white, it is no being Haters, it is being lovers of traditional American capitalism and the great way of life it has provided millions of us over many generations and worrying that we will lose our freedom to enjoy capitalism, as we will HATE it if it is taken away by an ideologically left Marxist and his team of Marxists.

    November 6, 2008 05:16 pm at 5:16 pm |
  25. jaymola

    hes the man

    November 6, 2008 05:18 pm at 5:18 pm |
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