Obama’s other DNC moment: His credit card got declined

  • Four years before President Barack Obama grew to national prominence as the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was broke after running a losing campaign, his credit card was declined and he was quickly losing hope on pursuing a career in politics.
  • In a recent sit down with former chief strategist David Axelrod on The Axe Files podcast, Obama reflected recently on his political career including his past eight years as president as he prepares to leave the White House.
  • A friend asked Obama to join him at the Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles, saying it might cheer him up to be surrounded by like minded and energetic politicos.
  • Four years later, Obama returned to the DNC and gave the keynote speech , a speech that elevated his status within the Democratic party as a rising star.
  • “If you had won that congressional race,” Axelrod said to Obama in the interview, “we wouldn’t be sitting in the Roosevelt Room right now.”

Four years before President Barack Obama grew to national prominence as the keynote speaker at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was broke after running a losing campaign, his credit card was declined and he was quickly losing hope on pursuing a career in politics.
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