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Ex-top Obama strategist says one issue could change crucial elections for Democrats

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LET'S BRING IN CNN CHIEF NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT AND ANCHOR OF “INSIDE POLITICS” JOHN KING AND CNN SENIOR POLITICAL COMMENTATOR AND FORMER SENIOR ADVISER TO PRESIDENT OBAMA, DAVID AXELROD, HOST OF “THE AX FI FILES.”.

IT IS GOOD TO HAVE YOU BOTH. LET'S GET YOUR TAKEAWAYS, TOPLINE, JOHN KING, LET'S START WITH KANSAS. HOW SURPRISED ARE YOU? >> WELL, SURPRISED THAT I GUESS IN SOME WAYS, BUT I THINK, LOOK, THE PILLAR OF A DEMOCRACY IS YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO LISTEN TO THE.

PEOPLE. COMMON SENSE CONSERVATIVES IN THE MIDDLE OF AMERICA ESSENTIALLY SAID TO THE REPUBLICAN POLITICIANS, WHOA, SLOW DOWN. WE HAVE SEEN POLLING FOR A LONG TIME THAT MAJORITY SUPPORTED ROE V. WADE.

THIS IS NOT KANSAS SAYING WE WANT TO ALLOW ALL ABORTIONS. THIS IS KANSAS SAYING WE DISAGREE WITH THE SUPREME COURT AND WE WANT THE POLITICIANS TO SLOW DOWN AND LISTEN TO US. LET'S HAVE A NUANCED, REASONABLE, COMPROMISED DEBATE ABOUT THIS.

IT IS ALSO PROOF IN A PRIMARY ELECTION, A LOT OF PEOPLE TURNED OUT. THE DEMOCRATS BELIEVE THIS WILL HELP THEM IN NOVEMBER, THIS WILL MOTIVATE VOTERS. IF YOU LOOK AT THE VOTE, ESPECIALLY IN THE SUBURBS, THE KANSAS CITY, KANSAS, AREA,.

TOPEKA, A LOT OF PEOPLE TURNED OUT. REPUBLICAN WOMEN, WHO ARE LIKELY TO VOTE REPUBLICAN IN THE FALL, MIGHT THEY COME BACK NOW? OPEN QUESTION. BUT THIS WAS A SHOT TO THE POLITICIANS TO STOP AND LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE.

>> WHAT DO YOU THINK, DAVID? >> WELL, I AGREE WITH JOHN. I THINK TURNOUT IS THE BIG WORD HERE. YOU LOOK AT A STATE LIKE MICHIGAN, FOR EXAMPLE, WHERE THERE IS A VERY COMPETITIVE OR IMPORTANT AT LEAST GOVERNOR'S RACE, THE REPUBLICANS NOMINATED.

A CANDIDATE YESTERDAY WHO IS ARDENTLY ANTI-ABORTION RIGHTS, THERE IS AN INITIATIVE ON THE BALLOT, ISSUE ON THE BALLOT IN THE FALL, THAT WOULD ENSHRINE ABORTION RIGHTS IN THE CONSTITUTION OF MICHIGAN. THAT COULD CHANGE THE CONTOURS OF THAT RACE.

SO, LOOK, DEMOCRATS HAVE A LOT OF HEAD WINDS GOING INTO THIS ELECTION, YOU KNOW. ECONOMIC HEAD WINDS, GENERAL SOUR MOOD IN THE COUNTRY, PRESIDENT'S APPROVAL RATINGS ARE LOW, BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT COULD REALLY ALTER THE DYNAMIC TO THE POINT WHERE IT MAY NOT BE.

AS BAD AS DEMOCRATS FEAR. >> LOOK, AND WE SHOULD SAY THAT THAT DOESN'T NECESSARILY CHANGE THE TRAJECTORY OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RIGHT? JOHN KING, BUT, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE DYNAMICS WE DID SEE PARTICULARLY IN ARIZONA IS THESE ELECTION DENIERS WINNING THESE.

CLOSE PARTISAN PRIMARIES, WE HAVEN'T DECLARED THESE RACES BUT THEY SEEM TO BE IN POLE POSITION. WE SAW CHRIS COBACH PULLING IT OUT. DOES THAT CREATE A POTENTIAL PROBLEM FOR REPUBLICANS IN TERMS OF MOTIVATING THE CENTER TO STOP.

THE FAR RIGHT OR DO YOU THINK THOSE HEAD WINDS WILL PUSH SOME OF THESE FOLKS INTO OFFICE? >> I THINK THAT'S A DEFINING QUESTION, ACTUALLY, JOHN, HEADING INTO NOVEMBER, IN SWING STATES LIKE ARIZONA. GEORGIA REPUBLICANS ESSENTIALLY TOLD DONALD TRUMP IN HIS.

ELECTION TO GO AWAY. GEORGIA REPUBLICANS SAID WE'RE GOING TO KEEP THE ESTABLISHMENT REPUBLICANS, THE PEOPLE WHO SAID NO TO DONALD TRUMP, WE WON'T HELP YOU REPEAT, THAT'S GEORGIA REPUBLICANS. IN ARIZONA IT SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

REPUBLICAN PARTY IS IN A BIT OF A MESS HERE. JOE BIDEN WON ARIZONA. PEOPLE TALK ABOUT THE SHIFTING OF ARIZONA. AX KNOWS ARIZONA QUITE WELL, ARE DEMOCRATS GOING TO SUCCEED IN WINNING THE GOVERNORSHIP, KEEPING THE SENATE SEAT, WINNING.

STATEWIDE OFFICE? THAT WOULD BE A BIG SHIFT IN AMERICAN POLITICS IF DEMOCRATS THAT QUICKLY MAKE GAINS IN A STATE THAT HAD BEEN REPUBLICAN FOR A LONG TIME. IT IS AN OPEN QUESTION. BUT IF YOU HAVE A SLATE OF ELECTION DENIERS, IT CERTAINLY.

GIVES DEMOCRATS A UNIFIED FOCUS ON WHETHER IT IS THE SECRETARY OF STATE'S RACE, THE SENATE RACE OR THE RACE FOR GOVERNOR. >> I SAID THIS BEFORE, BUT I THINK DONALD — IF THE DEMOCRATS RETAIN THE SENATE THIS YEAR, DONALD TRUMP WILL BE THE MOST VALUABLE PLAYER FOR THE.

DEMOCRATIC PARTY BECAUSE HE HAS NOMINATED CANDIDATES IN GEORGIA, IN ARIZONA, IN PENNSYLVANIA, WHO ARE VULNERABLE TO DEMOCRATS, EVEN IN A VERY DIFFICULT YEAR. AND SO I'M SURE THERE ARE A LOT OF REPUBLICANS WHO HAVE SOME HEARTBURN ABOUT THAT. >> DAVID, CONGRESS HAS ACTUALLY.

BEEN DOING STUFF, HAVE YOU NOTICED? >> YEAH, IT IS WEIRD. >> THEY HAVE ACHIEVED SOME THINGS, IN A BIPARTISAN FASHION NO LESS. IS THIS REAL LIFE? >> WELL, IT IS FOR THE PEOPLE LIKE THE — PEOPLE WHO BENEFIT.

FROM THE BURN PIT BILL. IT IS REAL LIFE FOR THEM. AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE SHOULD KEEP FOCUSED ON, BUT, YOU KNOW, JOE BIDEN HAS BEEN ATTACKED AND RIDICULED BY A LOT OF PEOPLE FOR HIS BELIEF THAT PERHAPS THERE COULD BE BIPARTISAN ACTION ON A SERIES OF THINGS.

WELL, NOW THAT IS COMING TO FRUITION AND, YOU KNOW, THE QUESTION IS WHETHER THIS WILL BE A BENEFIT OR NOT. >> LOOKING AT THIS LIST, THE CHIPS ACT, INFRASTRUCTURE, POSTAL REFORM, THE BURN PIT, THE PACK ACT, EMMETT TILL ANTI-LYNCHING LAW, ON AND ON AND.

ON, SOME MAJOR BIPARTISAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS. HOW COME YOU THINK THIS HAS NOT BENEFITED JOE BIDEN IN THE POLLS? IT SHOWS YOU CAN GOVERN FROM THE CENTER, THERE IS SOME INDICATION OF PROGRESS, BUT HE'S UNDER 40%. WHERE IS THAT DISCONNECT?.

>> I THINK THERE ARE THREE REASONS FOR IT. THE FIRST IS THE AFOREMENTIONED ECONOMY, THE FACT THAT WE HAVE THIS HUGE PROBLEM WITH INFLATION HAS COLORED PEOPLE'S ATTITUDES ABOUT THE DIRECTION OF THE COUNTRY. THE SECOND IS HE HIMSELF AND HIS.

ADMINISTRATION SET SUCH HIGH EXPECTATIONS, THE NEW NEW DEAL, THE NEW FDR AND SO ON, THAT REALLY SIZABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS NOW SEEM LIKE COMPROMISES THAT ARE LESS THAN THEY REALLY ARE. SO HE'S DONE HIMSELF — AND THE THIRD, JOHN, IS JUST PERFORMATIVE.

IT IS NOT ABOUT PERFORMANCE IN OFFICE. IT IS ABOUT PERFORMANCE IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA. AND, YOU KNOW, THE PRESIDENT IS NOT STELLAR IN FRONT OF CAMERAS NOW. HE APPEARS OLD TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.

THAT HAS HURT HIM. BUT THE FACT IS THE RECORD IS REALLY, REALLY IMPRESSIVE. >> DEBATE IN THE — IN A NEW YORK HOUSE RACE LAST NIGHT THAT HAD AN INCREDIBLY INTERESTING MOMENT. IT WAS HOSTED BY THE WAY THERE, DEAR FRIEND OF THE SHOW, ERROL.

LOUIS, AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN THE CANDIDATES WERE ASKED IF JOE BIDEN SHOULD RUN FOR RE-ELECTION. >> SHOULD PRESIDENT BIDEN RUN AGAIN IN 2024? >> YES. >> MR. NADLER? >> TOO EARLY TO SAY.

DOESN'T SERVE THE PURPOSE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO DEAL WITH THAT UNTIL AFTER THE MIDTERMS. >> MISS MALONEY? >> I DON'T BELIEVE HE'S RUNNING FOR RE-ELECTION. >> MIC DROP. >> JOHN KING, WHAT DO YOU THINK? >> INTERESTING TO ME THAT THE.

YOUNGER CANDIDATE, THE NEXT GENERATION DEMOCRAT TRYING TO BREAKTHROUGH IS THE ONE WHO SAID YES. BECAUSE THAT IS THE — THAT IS THE PIECE OF THE PARTY THAT WOULD LIKE GENERATIONAL CHANGE. THEY WOULD LIKE MR. NADLER AND CONGRESSWOMAN MALONEY TO STEP.

ASIDE AS WELL. THERE IS THIS FESTERING ENERGY AMONG YOUNGER — ESPECIALLY PROGRESSIVE SIDE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, SAYING PLEASE GET OUT OF THE WAY, NO DISRESPECT, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, WE WANT OUR GENERATION TO COME FORWARD.

JERRY NADLER IS RIGHT. THIS IS A CONVERSATION BEST PUT OFF UNTIL AFTER THE MIDTERMS TO DAVID'S POINT ABOUT COMMU COMMUNICCOMMU COMMUNICATING. YOU HAD CONGRESSMAN PHILIPS OF MINNESOTA SAY LAST WEEK HE DIDN'T THINK BIDEN SHOULD RUN.

NOW YOU HAVE THIS COMING UP IN A DEBATE IN NEW YORK. IT WILL BE PART OF THE DEMOCRATIC CONVERSATION. I'VE BEEN AT THIS A LONG TIME. DAVID WAS A REPORTER BEFORE HE WAS A STRATEGIST. DEMOCRATS OFTEN HAVE TROUBLE COMMUNICATING AND KEEPING THEIR.

FOCUS. THE INFIGHTING, THE INFIGHTING IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAS UNDERMINED THEM. THAT LIST YOU SHOWED, JOHN, THINK ABOUT THE LACK OF THE — THE LACK OF ABILITY IN WASHINGTON TO GET THINGS DONE IN RECENT YEARS BECAUSE OF.

POLARIZATION. IT IS AN IMPRESSIVE LIST. BUT DEMOCRATS PROMISED THE MOON, STARS AND BEYOND WHEN THEY WON THOSE TWO GEORGIA SENATE SEATS. THEY DELIVERED MAYBE JUST THE MOON HERE AND STILL A LOT OF ANXIETY IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY. ALSO HARD TO BREAKTHROUGH TO.

VOTERS IN A TIME THEY'RE EXHAUSTED, AFTER COVID AND THEN GETTING — STILL IN COVID, AND THEN GETTING HIT WITH INFLATION. >> THERE IS YOUR MESSAGE. THE MOON IS GOOD. THE MOON IS GOOD. >> WE HAVE THE MOON. DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE STARS.

I WANT TO RETURN, THOUGH, AND GET YOUR TAKE ON THE COMMENT, BECAUSE IT SEEMED LIKE A CLASSIC WASHINGTON GAFFE, TELLING THE TRUTH OUT LOUD UNINTENTIONALLY. >> I HAVE NO IDEA WHY SHE DID THAT. MAYBE SHE FELT SHE WAS IDENTIFYING HERSELF WITH THE.

YOUNGER VOTERS WHO WANT OLDER POLITICIANS TO MOVE ON. BUT SHE'S UP IN YEARS HERSELF. I'M NOT SURE THAT WAS A VERY HELPFUL MESSAGE. >> CERTAINLY NOT FOR THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION. GENTLEMEN, JOHN KING, DAVID AXELROD, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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