David Axelrod is one of a handful of contemporary political strategists who is also a household name. He earned public prominence as a senior strategist to Barack Obama’s historic campaign for the presidency in 2008 and reelection in 2012. Axelrod then served as senior adviser to President Obama and the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition. After leaving the White House, he published his New York Times best-selling memoir titled Believer: My Forty Years in Politics, which spans forty years and offers a look behind the closed doors of politics while offering a call to democratic action. He is now director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago, a senior political commentator for CNN and is also host of The Axe Files, a podcast series featuring interviews with key figures in the political world.
Well-known for his candor, Axelrod will reflect on his days as a political warrior and offer observations on current affairs.
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