In his new memoir, David Axelrod recounts his years as a top adviser to Barack Obama. Less flatteringly, he also describes his time as a consultant to the 2004 presidential campaign of then North Carolina Democratic Sen. John Edwards.
In “ Believer,” Axelrod describes how it was his wife, Susan, who first had reservations about John and Elizabeth Edwards.
Axelrod met the Edwardses in 2003, when the candidate was looking for a media consultant. Elizabeth told him about how after their son Wade was killed in a freak accident, they had two more children to fill “the hole in our hearts.”
On hearing the story, Susan Axelrod was incredulous.