12/08/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Obama Strategist Axelrod On Learning From 1988 Presidential Race (VIDEO)

David Axelrod, the chief strategist of Barack Obama's presidential campaign and the next president's likely senior adviser, honed his national political skills on the 1988 presidential campaign of the late Illinois Senator Paul Simon.

Watch this vintage campaign report, unearthed by NBC Chicago, of Axelrod discussing Simon's chances in Iowa with Carol Marin: