(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."
(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.
(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.
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(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.
(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.
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(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.
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.
(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.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's top re-election campaign advisers predict that an extended Republican primary battle will produce a weakened GOP nominee, and that a longer process could drain the independent Republican super PACs of much of their money.
And while top officials continue to focus most of their fire on former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, one of them did compare new GOP front-runner and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to the rear end of a monkey.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama’s top strategist said Monday the current frontrunner in the GOP presidential race has a history of creating political animosity.
“I don't think there's any single person in this country that did more to create the kind of discord in Washington that we see today than Newt Gingrich,” Axelrod said on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight.”