- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 24, 2015

David Axelrod, the former senior adviser to President Obama, argued that the president sometimes exhibits “an air of moral superiority” when things don’t go his way in Congress.

In an interview on Sunday’s “Face The Nation,” Mr. Axelrod was asked why he believes the president has had such a hard time connecting with both parties on Capitol Hill.

“I think everybody’s strength is their weakness, his strength is that he believes that there are more important things than winning elections,” he said. “He thinks that when you get elected, your role is to try and get big things done. That’s not the prevailing view among a lot of folks in this town.

“He hasn’t fully related to that,” Mr. Axelrod said. “And sometimes there’s an air of moral superiority that creeps in because he feels like we have a responsibility to do big things. ‘Why don’t you see it the way I see it?’”

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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