Presidential Adviser David Axelrod, in a conversation at the University of Chicago, discusses his life in politics, the Obama Presidential campaigns, and being a campaign strategist.
David Axelrod advised President Obama during both of his presidential campaigns as well as during his Presidency. After the 2012 election, he announced he would step down from campaigns and become the Director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. The University of Chicago alumnus sat down for a conversation with students about his life and career in journalism and politics, at the Institute after the November Presidential Election.
Axelrod told the crowd that his political interests began when at age 5, his black babysitter stood him up on a mailbox in NYC to hear JFK 10 days before the 1960 Presidential Election. He gives his insights into the Obama presidential campaigns and how a campaign strategist thinks and advises.