March 15th, 2012
05:39 PM ET
3 years ago

Axelrod: Limbaugh, Maher sexist comments different

(CNN) – In an interview to air on CNN's "Out Front with Erin Burnett" Thursday at 7 p.m. ET, David Axelrod – a senior adviser to President Barack Obama's campaign – argues that sexist comments made by radio host Rush Limbaugh and comedian Bill Maher are both distasteful but should be understood differently.


Filed under: 2012 • Bill Maher • David Axelrod • President Obama • Rush Limbaugh
February 23rd, 2012
04:30 PM ET
3 years ago

Axelrod on GOP candidates: 'All hat, no cattle'

(CNN) - David Axelrod, senior strategist for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign, responded Thursday to GOP attacks against the president from the CNN Arizona Republican Presidential Debate and described the candidates as "all hat, no cattle."

"It seemed like such a negative grinding affair, going after each other, going after the president and certainly going after the country," Axelrod said in an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." "That was a dispiriting thing to watch."
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February 1st, 2012
08:40 PM ET
3 years ago

Axelrod: Romney is a 'weak frontrunner'

(CNN) - President Barck Obama's senior campaign strategist David Axelrod downplayed Mitt Romney's Florida primary win on Wednesday, repeatedly calling the former Massachusetts governor a "weak frontrunner."

"It was a tactical victory, I’m not sure it added to his luster as a potential leader of the country," Axelrod said on CNN's "John King, USA."


Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Florida • Mitt Romney • TV-John King U.S.A.
Axelrod's tweet worse than his bite
January 30th, 2012
04:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Axelrod's tweet worse than his bite

(CNN) - One of President Barack Obama's top campaign officials took a not-so-veiled jab at Mitt Romney Monday, tweeting a photo of the president riding in the presidential limousine with his Portuguese Water Dog Bo.

"How loving owners transport their dogs," Axelrod wrote, taking an apparent stab at Mitt Romney, whose own experience transporting pets has become fodder for rival candidates and newspaper columnists.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Mitt Romney
Axelrod to lead political institute
January 19th, 2012
11:23 AM ET
2 years ago

Axelrod to lead political institute

(CNN) – David Axelrod, senior strategist to the President's reelection campaign, will lead a new academic politics institute at the University of Chicago after this year's presidential election, the school announced on Thursday.

"The new, non-partisan institute will offer politically engaged students more opportunities to study and participate in civic life in Chicago and around the nation," the University said in a statement, promising internships for students and visiting fellows.

Tune in Thursday at 8 p.m. ET for the CNN/Southern Republican Presidential Debate hosted by John King and follow it on Twitter at #CNNDebate. For real-time coverage of the South Carolina primary, go to CNNPolitics.com or to the CNN apps or CNN mobile web site.
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Axelrod: Romney misses the point
January 15th, 2012
09:03 AM ET
3 years ago

Axelrod: Romney misses the point

(CNN) – David Axelrod said Mitt Romney's assertion that he would run against the Obama administration's bailout of the auto industry in the general election represents the different visions for America held by the Republican frontrunner and President Barack Obama.

In an interview broadcast Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," Axelrod, a senior adviser to the president's re-election effort, defended the auto bailout while pointing to Romney's record as CEO of Bain Capital.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • TV-State of the Union
Republican group defends Romney from Democratic 'goofy spin'
January 10th, 2012
05:16 PM ET
3 years ago

Republican group defends Romney from Democratic 'goofy spin'

(CNN) – American Crossroads, an independent Republican group, swatted back Democratic attacks against Mitt Romney Tuesday that claim the Republican presidential frontrunner is unable to excite more than a quarter of the GOP.

"The truth? The 25% level of support we're seeing with Romney is a floor, not a ceiling," Jonathan Collegio, the group's communications director, wrote in a memo.

CNN Live: Tune in Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET for CNN's live special coverage of the New Hampshire Primary and follow real-time results on CNNPolitics.com and on Twitter at #cnnelections. Stay up to date with CNN apps for iPhone, iPad, Android or other phones.
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Filed under: 2012 • American Crossroads • David Axelrod • DNC • Mitt Romney • President Obama • Priorities USA
Democrats maintain focus on Romney
January 8th, 2012
11:06 AM ET
3 years ago

Democrats maintain focus on Romney

(CNN) - Democrats kept their eye on GOP hopeful Mitt Romney Sunday, singling out the Republican frontrunner for his record at a private investment firm and providing further evidence Democrats see the former Massachusetts governor as the strongest candidate in the Republican field.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, took Romney to task for what she said was an inconsistent record while defending her organization's relentless stream of anti-Romney videos and memos, saying the candidate deserved the onslaught.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Debbie Wasserman Schultz • Mitt Romney
Axelrod defends Obama's national security bona fides
January 8th, 2012
10:17 AM ET
3 years ago

Axelrod defends Obama's national security bona fides

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) – David Axelrod defended President Barack Obama's national security credentials on Sunday, responding to shots taken by Republican presidential candidates during Saturday's debate.

Axelrod, a senior adviser for the president's reelection effort, touted milestones in Obama's first term including the end of the war in Iraq, the death of Osama bin Laden and the declining leadership of al Qaeda to prove the president is a strong commander in chief and hit his potential GOP rivals.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • President Obama • Republicans
Obama campaign lays out Romney attack plan
January 4th, 2012
03:56 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama campaign lays out Romney attack plan

(CNN) - On a conference call just hours after a surprisingly tight finish in the Republican caucuses in Iowa on Tuesday, senior members of President Obama's reelection campaign assured reporters that their operation was built to take on whichever candidate arises out of the GOP nominating process.

Yet both campaign manager Jim Messina and senior strategist David Axelrod reserved most of their time – and their harshest words – for caucus winner Mitt Romney.

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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Democrats • President Obama
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