He couldn't really articulate for me why [he wanted to run]Blago: Axelrod asked him to mull pres. run Apr 20, 2011
It is natural and easy in a midterm election particularly in difficult times to treat the election as a referendum on current conditionsPolitics 2010: Six races signposts for Senate's path Oct 24, 2010
We have to extend these middle class tax cuts -- absolutely have to do that. We should do that permanentlyTemporary tax cut extension on the table Nov 14, 2010
You're not going to see wholesale changes, but there will be significant changes. I think that's desirableObama plans West Wing shakeup Dec 23, 2010
My experience in this business is that sometimes you're even more appreciated when you're not around all the timeAxelrod prepares for 2012 campaign Jan 31, 2011
David M. Axelrod (born February 22, 1955) is an American political consultant based in Chicago, Illinois. He is best known as the top political advisor to President Barack Obama, first in Obama's 2004 campaign for the U.S. Senate in Illinois and later as chief strategist for Obama's 2008 presidential campaign. Following the 2008 election, he was appointed as Senior Advisor to Obama.
Axelrod is the founder of AKP&D Message and Media, was a political writer for the Chicago Tribune, and operated ASK Public Strategies, now called ASGK Public Strategies. He is also a supporter of Cook County Commissioner Forrest Claypool, who helped Axelrod begin his firm (under the name Axelrod and Associates).
Born in New York's Lower East Side, Axelrod grew up in a middle class Jewish-American household, attended the prestigious Stuyvesant High School and showed a passion for politics early on. He graduated from University of Chicago, where he studied Political Science.All mention of Axelrod's parents were removed from this biography. Axelrod grew up in Stuyvesant Town on the east side of Manhattan.