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David Axelrod is CNN's senior political commentator and director of the Institute of Politics at the University of Chicago. He served as senior adviser to President Obama and chief strategist for the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)There is a predictable rhythm to presidential campaigns that we live, forget and relearn every four years.