The New York Times and the Politico weigh in today with a pair of stories on Obama's chief strategist, David Axelrod. The Times examines his particularly close relationship with Obama, noting his unique "personal investment in Mr. Obama's success." Meanwhile, the Politico wonders whether Axelrod will stay onboard in an Obama White House. "Democrats who know Axelrod say they expect him to make the jump to the White House," Ben Smith reports, but, given the bad name Karl Rove has lent executive political operatives, some Democratic veterans like Bob Shrum and Doug Schoen advise against it.
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