September 23rd, 2010
11:09 AM ET
10 years ago

Axelrod talks about his future

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's chief of staff may be departing as early as next month, but Obama's top political adviser says he will be in the West Wing until spring 2011, or so.

In an email exchange Thursday, David Axelrod said he would remain at the White House past the midterm elections and into 2011, with a target departure date sometime in the spring.


"Take a break. Plunge into re-elect."

Filed under: David Axelrod • White House
soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Dennis in AZ

    Apparently, Mr. Axelrod needs a new merry-go-round. He isn't feeling challenged by all the spinning he's already done? Based on his ability to blame the Republicans for every woe or infirmity of the current administration, I'm suprised he hasn't launched a campaign to blame the republicans for that mustache of his. Nonetheless, hes got an uphill battle getting Pres. Obama re-elected–so I understand his sense of urgency on getting that effort started. I'd hire Jimmy Carter as a consultant.

    September 23, 2010 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  2. independent

    Mr. Axelrod, figure out a strategy which will prevent Republicans from denying low income and minority voters from voting nationally. The GOP has had a strategy in place for 10 years now, and the Dems play wack-a-mole. You need a national strategy to get out the vote, publicize GOP dirty tricks and initiate class action suits.

    September 23, 2010 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  3. Fair is Fair

    See ya later, Captain Comb-Over.

    September 23, 2010 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  4. jim

    Gee, with all the other members in his administration leaving i was kinda hoping he'd be the next.That would have been the cherry at the top of the whip cream on the sundae.

    September 23, 2010 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  5. stufit

    Good, the bad advice from this corrupt idiot will continue to flow to the incompetent, inept idiot the liberals stole the election for. Will make it much easier to beat him in 2012, the advice has been so good for us so far. I bet Axelrod is the one who came up with that "summer of prosperity" crap. Neither Biden or Obama have the brains to think of something even as stupid as that. With Axelrod stay, more stupidity will flow from the binkyprompter.

    September 23, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  6. Four and The Door

    First the economic advisors and now the political advisors? I'm getting the feeling that President Obama is starting to hear what Americans across the country ( and not just in his little circle of DC Liberals )are saying. This is not working...we don't like where you are taking the country and we are out of patience waiting for results.

    September 23, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  7. Eric

    After January 2012, Axelrod will be working right there next to Barack Obama, shoulder to shoulder, toughing it out for the little people, "organizing" the "community" of deep fryers at a McDonalds on the Southside of Chicago.
    "Would you like hopenchange with those fries?"

    September 23, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  8. Dave

    Axelrod is the biggest bser. The guy is CFR so he does not care about the masses.

    September 23, 2010 12:00 pm at 12:00 pm |
  9. john, PA

    It's prison time for those in the Obama adminastration, get the handcufs and prison orange ready.

    September 23, 2010 12:07 pm at 12:07 pm |