- David Axelrod: 2008 New Hampshire primary instructive:
- In 2008, Obama, newly victorious coming out of Iowa, lost to Clinton, who N.H. voters saw as underdog
- Axelrod: Campaigns can't take anything for granted in New Hampshire
David Axelrod is CNN's senior political commentator and host of the podcast "The Axe Files." He was senior adviser to President Barack Obama and chief strategist for the 2008 and 2012 Obama campaigns. The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
Manchester, N.H. (CNN)We landed in Nashua before dawn, a conquering political army arriving in New Hampshire to negotiate the terms of surrender.