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. T

    What is wrong with everyone and the racial comments??? You don't vote for someone or support someone because of his race. Not saying that he will or will not do a good job...Time will tell. But if you want to not make this about race then stop!!! Don't sit back and say that all the black supporters did not support him. Well every AMERICAN has a right to choose what AMERICAN they support. Thats why we all are AMERICANS. Get over it!!! Yes he is a half black president. But more importantly he is now our AMERICAN leader. Focus on that. If you want america to not be racial it starts with every one of us and each of us setting examples for our children, family and friends. Stand up and unite as AMERICANS. Refuse to let the media talk about blacks or whites or browns. Lets just be proud to all be AMERICANS, or it will never stop!!!

    November 6, 2008 05:20 pm at 5:20 pm |
  2. Independent and loving it - Minnesota

    We need to give President Obama a chance. He has been asked to come to the cockpit of an airplane headed straight into the ground without one engine, another one on fire and almost out of fuel. He won't be able to get all of this done in a year or even in one term. It took 8 years for Bush to completely destroy this country and it's going to take at least at that long to fix the mess. Give him a chance. I believe he really wants to help everyone. If he is successful, than we all win. Do you see that?

    November 6, 2008 05:24 pm at 5:24 pm |
  3. A New Hope & New Days

    Advise Obama as you did during his campaign and we will have a great 4 years! The campaign was run with intelligence, thought out planning and expertise! Good Job!

    November 6, 2008 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  4. Meh

    America Loses> Um. I'm sorry but I did not see Fred Flintstone or Homer Simpson show up at the polls to vote this time around. It doesn't matter if someone tries to REGISTER under a fictious name, that person has to actually show up at the polls as that person! ACORN, by law, has to turn in ALL registrations to the board of elections, even if they are shady, b/c they are considered legal documents. They weren't trying to pull one over on anyone. When you are paying a poor person $7/registration, you're going to get some shady registrations. Why can't some people seem to get that through their heads?

    November 6, 2008 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  5. Rave

    This is just getting better and better.. David Axelford , Rahm..excellent choices.
    Yes,, we can
    Obama will bring out all the Talent in this country.
    We are on our way to restore Prosperity, Leadership back into the United States of America and stand strong as a Leader of the World.

    November 6, 2008 05:40 pm at 5:40 pm |
  6. Steve

    Obamabots cannot spell.

    November 6, 2008 05:44 pm at 5:44 pm |
  7. SS

    AWESOME!!! Axelrod did an excellent job on Obama's campaign!

    November 6, 2008 05:46 pm at 5:46 pm |
  8. Joe Terrogano

    Great choice. Seems like a soft-spoken, intelligent man.

    November 6, 2008 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  9. Steve

    Are any Obama supporters who astro-turf on CNN all day above the age of 15?

    You can tell the age with each post............."I just love (insert name) and I just know that (insert name) will do a great job".

    Who but a 15 year old "loves" someone they do not know?

    "I love Obama".

    November 6, 2008 05:50 pm at 5:50 pm |
  10. GARY

    (JO-ANN) DONT COUNT ON OBAMA. HE WILL NOT BE OUR BEST PRESIDENT.YOU WILL BE LUCKY TO SEE ANY PROMISES DELIVERD.HE SAID ANYTHING TO GET ELECTED ,NOW HE CAN CONTROL . (DEE) YOU DEMS. WILL BE WHINING WHEN YOU DONT GET WHAT YOUR PROMISED.US REPS. WILL HAVE LAST LAUGH. YOU ALL ARE JUST NAIVE ,AND IDIOTIC. YOU GOT YOUR BOY ,NOW SEE WHAT HE DOES FOR YOU.

    November 6, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  11. Missleo

    We all are one and should stop the separation and divisiveness. We have to pull this country out of the slump; it will take all of us pulling together.

    We must unite. Regardless of party affiliation.

    November 6, 2008 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  12. GARY

    T 90 % BLACKS VOTED THEIR OWN RACE. NOT FAR FROM ALL.

    November 6, 2008 05:53 pm at 5:53 pm |
  13. MissMarple

    Of course he will be a part of President-elect Obama's administration. P/E Obama, I'm sure, is well-aware of this man's value.

    November 6, 2008 05:54 pm at 5:54 pm |
  14. John

    Axelrod and Plouffe take the best team with you Mr President Elect.

    this is a no brainer

    November 6, 2008 05:56 pm at 5:56 pm |
  15. Robin

    Good move! Obama would have been a fool to let him go.

    November 6, 2008 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  16. Kirsten

    He's not appointing people he "owes" - he's appointing people who have proved they do great jobs.

    November 6, 2008 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  17. linda from South Dakota

    this is good,, replace the bad ,with new,, if thats what it takes to help america be a better place,, where jobs will flourish and economy will grow,,,

    November 6, 2008 06:06 pm at 6:06 pm |
  18. Alexander Hamilton

    Him and David are King makers!

    November 6, 2008 06:14 pm at 6:14 pm |
  19. Harry, IL

    Look at this guy's face. It is tired. Go home...

    November 6, 2008 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  20. georgia for Obama

    Great ! They've been a great team .

    November 6, 2008 06:25 pm at 6:25 pm |
  21. j

    This seems logical and a good choice.

    November 6, 2008 06:26 pm at 6:26 pm |
  22. MD

    That's excellent news. He needs to keep as many of his team with him as possible. Hope he finds a place of Robert Gibbs, David Plouffe, Steve Hilderbrand, Caroline Kennedy and Valerie Jarrett. too..

    November 6, 2008 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  23. The Lady

    Axelrod you did an excellent job, you deserver the offer.

    November 6, 2008 06:31 pm at 6:31 pm |
  24. Viceroy Regal - Seattle

    We did y'all, we did it !!! It doesn't matter what the GOP Faithfuls say!!
    I can't here them over all the joy i'm feeling right now. Soon they will see what I've seen since the beginning!!!

    November 6, 2008 06:33 pm at 6:33 pm |
  25. ran

    Another good pick. People we are going to get our country back.

    November 6, 2008 06:41 pm at 6:41 pm |
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