TRR: David Axelrod probably only drinks Kool-Aid

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David Axelrod is not a master of metaphor. Either that or he likes cheap wine. On Tuesday the Obama campaign strategist told a group of New Hampshire politicians and business leaders that he believes the main advantage the Obama campaign has is that the prospective Republican candidates lack fresh ideas. “This isn’t new wine and old bottles,” he said. “This is old wine and old bottles.”

Hmm, old wine and old bottles. Does he mean vintage? Does he mean valuable? Does he mean something people want? Doesn’t he know that he paid the Republicans a compliment?

And what is the Obama campaign offering America other than a big box of whine?

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James S. Robbins

James S. Robbins, Ph.D., former Senior Editorial Writer for Foreign Affairs, was formerly professor of international relations at the National Defense University, associate professor of international relations at the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College and special assistant in the Office of the Secretary of Defense under Donald Rumsfeld. Dr. Robbins is author of the recently released "This Time ...

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