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elf
02-16-2008, 07:29 AM
Here's a portrait of David Axelrod.

http://www.latimes.com/media/photo/2008-02/35652715.jpg

http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-axelrod15feb15,0,610634.story

George.
02-16-2008, 08:21 AM
http://a.abcnews.com/images/Politics/apr_bush_mccain_070425_ms.jpg

elf
02-16-2008, 09:08 AM
and another interesting profile:

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070219/hayes

Axelrod says about the political process:


The icon gets hoisted. Then it becomes a pinata.

Keith Wilson
02-16-2008, 09:44 AM
Very interesting. One view of Clinton vs. Obama might be Chicago vs. Washington DC.

Ian McColgin
02-16-2008, 09:59 AM
I like it that Obama has two smart people, his wife being the other one, who can tell him when he's being a jerk.

I also like a strategist who is issue-driven and cares about where we're going and not just whether his guy is winning.

elf
02-16-2008, 10:39 AM
A live interview with Charlie Rose a year ago.

http://www.charlierose.com/shows/2007/03/30/3/a-conversation-with-political-consultant-david-axelrod

LeeG
02-16-2008, 10:48 AM
Don't know about you folks but don't you have a sense of relief? I know, I know, it's not based in anything real except "Rove is gone and the rest will follow"

elf
02-16-2008, 10:52 AM
Not yet.

ljb5
02-16-2008, 11:53 AM
http://a.abcnews.com/images/Politics/apr_bush_mccain_070425_ms.jpg

And people say Hillary would do anything to get elected!

elf
02-16-2008, 12:10 PM
Yeah, ljb. Quite a tragedy, that.

C. Ross
02-16-2008, 12:20 PM
Don't know about you folks but don't you have a sense of relief? I know, I know, it's not based in anything real except "Rove is gone and the rest will follow"

Nice thread. More of this and less barking, please.

Mr. Axelrod seems like the real deal.

Mr. Rove was Best in Show of a popularly bred attack dog. There are still willing packs of them out there with Republican and Democratic tags. The big problem is that attack dog and President Bush had too close of a relationship.

Hopefully Sen. Obama will continue to pick strong talent and allay questions about his readiness for office. This is a pretty good start...

Keith Wilson
02-16-2008, 01:03 PM
Yeah, I'm cautiously optimistic about Obama's choice of advisers so far. That might be more important in a president than almost anything else.

So Emily, who does McCain listen to?

C. Ross
02-16-2008, 01:19 PM
Rick Davis is his campaign manager, but Mark Salter is his Senate chief of staff and possibly closest advisor. Sen. McCain is pretty well known for keeping his own counsel.

Elf may find better links, but here's a start on a broader list.

http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/special3/articles/0811mccain-advisers-ON.html

This thread may get into his media advisors, and that's interesting. He hired some folks who attacked him before, who have been associated with Swiftboat, and one of his media advisors says if the Democrats nominate Sen. Obama he won't work for Sen. McCain. Life in the middle is interesting, and Sen. McCain geared up for a more bareknuckled fight this time around.

elf
02-16-2008, 01:26 PM
I think it would be better to start a separate thread for Mr. McCain. So those on the forum more invested in each candidate can find their information under the most logical thread title.

Keith Wilson
02-16-2008, 01:27 PM
He (Mc Cain) hired some folks who attacked him before, who have been associated with SwiftboatOh, no . . :rolleyes:

Hmm - A lot of the people on that list I don't know about. Vin Webber was OK, (for a Republican ;) ). Bill Kristol at the top of the National Security list frightens me, but then he lists Brent Scowcroft and Colin Powell too. It's a long list; I suppose it depends on who he listens to most. He is well know for making up his own mind.

Yes, probably better to start a separate thread

C. Ross
02-16-2008, 01:34 PM
Apologies, elf. If no one else does it, I'll start one after I make lunch for the girls.

huisjen
02-16-2008, 06:10 PM
I think this picture is better. It just shows the emotion so much more fully.

http://images.dailykos.com/images/user/1237/mccain_bush_hug_713122.jpg

C. Ross
02-16-2008, 06:13 PM
They're just trying to get on Dancing with the Stars.

Paul Girouard
02-16-2008, 06:21 PM
What I see is a old warrior who "loves" the President (who ever it may be at the time) you even can see the real scars. YMMV and you can twist the photo or my statement anyway you please , it's what you do , right? Twist things.

The reason I won't vote for him, he's to old , the job would kill him! So I'd have to vote for him based on his VP , a poor way to choose a President.