Every once in awhile, even super slick, “lefty lumberjacks”, slip up.
Appearing on Fox News, with Chris Wallace, Sunday morning, Axelrod was off his game, and mangled his talking points, badly. Jennifer Rubin described it as a TKO by Chris Wallace.
David Axelrod was shredded this morning by Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. Wallace kept Axelrod on defense and off balance throughout. The major bloodletting occurred here:
“The choice in this election is between an economy that produces a growing middle-class and that gives people a chance to get ahead and their kids a chance to get ahead and an economy that continues down the road we’re on.”
What a gift. Thanks, Ax.
Paul Kengor came to this pessimistic conclusion in his American Spectator piece:David Axelrod, Lefty Lumberjack:
And the full story of that history has some deep roots in the Old Left, from New York to Chicago. Ax and Obama are the marriage not only of two modern liberal Democratic success stories but also of the Left’s old guard, progressives and communists, with the current generation. Obama and Axelrod and their world are a reflection of Democrats’ decades-long marriage with some unsavory elements, making for a perverse political culture that too frequently goes unexamined and acknowledged, especially by protectors and enablers in the mainstream media.
From the milieu of that political culture, an operative like David Axelrod has carved himself a nice political career. And he is far from finished, as the messenger and image-maker is poised to crown his wondrous “change agent” with yet another November coronation.
I would venture that even the best “messenger and image maker” in the world should have trouble selling this lemon one more time to the American public.