Axelrod Wants More Young People to be Strategists or "Journalists'

Posted: Nov 12, 2012 11:00 AM

Now that David Axelrod's goal of getting Barack Obama reelected has been reached, he wants a new generation of journalists to help politicians like Obama get elected in the future.

"I'm going to spend part of my time starting an institute of politics at the University of Chicago," said Axelrod. "My feeling is if I can help inspire some young people to get into this arena as candidates, as strategists, as journalists, then that would be a great contribution to make."

FLASHBACK: Journalists get caught on a hot mic coordinating an attack on Mitt Romney.

NPR REPORTER ARI SHAPIRO: …pointing out that the Republicans… *unintelligible* …Obama….

CBS REPORTER JANE CRAWFORD: That’s the question.
NPR REPORTER ARI SHAPIRO: *unintelligible*

CBS REPORTER JANE CRAWFORD: Yeah that’s the question. I would just say do you regret your question.

NPR REPORTER ARI SHAPIRO: Your question? Your statement?

CBS REPORTER JANE CRAWFORD: I mean your statement. Not even the tone, because then he can go off on…

NPR REPORTER ARI SHAPIRO: And then if he does, if we can just follow up and say ‘but this morning your answer is continuing to sound…’ – *becomes unintelligble*

CBS REPORTER JANE CRAWFORD: You can’t say that..


CBS REPORTER JANE CRAWFORD: I’m just trying to make sure that we’re just talking about, no matter who he calls on we’re covered on the one question.
NPR REPORTER ARI SHAPIRO: Do you stand by your statement or regret your statement?

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