03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Axelrod: 'We Pride Ourselves On Thinking More About Chicago Than D.C.'

This is a Manhattan-bred, University of Chicago-educated Everyman who would look rumpled in a Hugo Boss suit and still loves Manny's deli on the Near West Side. Doing the world's business, he has discoursed in Moscow with Mikhail Gorbachev ("most interesting person I've met in the job") but exhibits Heartland derision for Washington.

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