Obama advisor Axlerod in an unusually candid interview admits challenges. Discusses new targeted voter block.

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    Jun 12, 2012 12:59 AM GMT
    David Axlerod in an exclusive interview has described a new initiative for the Obama reelection team. The key word is agility, the ability to respond proactively to changing events. The concern is the increased support for Romney among women, a key Democratic constituency. Axlerod stated the campaign to turn religious freedom on contraceptives into a GOP War on Women was initially successful, but only short-lived. The friendly media outlets got on board. Rush Limbaugh also helped the cause, but did not ultimately keep the campaign successful. Axlerod wistfully discussed the Sandra Fluke campaign that they thought would be a rallying point for women. They had created a first run of bumper stickers, "Sandra Fluke cares for women". But the GOP got wind, probably through tapping phones, and completely torpedoed the Sandra Fluke campaign. They deliberately misspelled her last name and left out the letter "l". They started a smear campaign with slogans, "I should pay so Sandra can F", and "Sandra - who gives a F?" Thoroughly despicable tactics.

    Axlerod stated a new campaign focus will look to expand the penetration to a group that has already been overwhelmingly loyal to Democrats. That group is the group of dead people. These people are your parents, grandparents, and departed friends. You respected them before. Don't they deserve the same respect now? Axlerod emphasized "Dead People have rights too." He acknowledged the Department of Justice is effectively part of the Obama Relection Committee, and Holder will vigorously oppose Voter ID laws, using the FBI to intimidate opponents, even in states where the law has already been upheld by the courts. The primary concern is dead people usually have expired Drivers Licenses that would not be acceptable, don't photograph well and might not be motivated to get new IDs even if provided at no cost.

    Axlerod did not seem like his usual smug self, and appeared a bit frazzled as if his back is against the wall and the future is not as rosy as he had hoped. We can still hope, he said. Looks like they are going to outspend us, but one thing they don't have, and that's Barack.
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    Jun 13, 2012 5:35 PM GMT
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