May 13, 2009: Axelrod Fuels Democratic Message Machine for Health Care Overhaul (

  • "This is an effort to coordinate our message so we present a health care reform effort the American people trust," said Senate Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin, D-Ill.
  • He instructed lawmakers and aides, "You talk about the right of every American to choose a doctor, a hospital, a health care plan of your choice. You are absolutely on the side of 80 percent of the American people."