• David Axelrod, David Axelrod's Mustache Admitting Tough Days Ahead

    Two of President Obama's most-trusted advisers — David Axelrod and David Axelrod's mustache — were in New Hampshire earlier today, showing signs that anxiety and doubt might be endemic to the White House administration these days

    In a blunt admission Tuesday, Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod acknowledged the president's re-election bid would be a "titanic struggle" in the face of the slumping economy and unpopular partisan gridlock in Washington.

    "We had the wind at our back in 2008," he said. "We don't have the wind at our backs in this election. We have the wind in our face because the American people have the wind in their faces."

    And for its part, David Axelrod's mustache was seen drooping dourly from its host's upper lip in a manner that seemed to imply existential ennui or perhaps acknowledgement of defeat.

    Valerie Jarrett's haircut was not available for comment at time of publishing.

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    Tags: David Axelrod, New Hampshire, Valerie Jarrett, White House


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