David Axelrod and Governor Mitt Romney? Why now cozy after all the jabs back and forth? Read to find out

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David Axelrod to speak at Romney retreat

By Rachel Weiner, Updated: April 23, 2013


David Axelrod, one of the chief architects of the campaign that kept Mitt Romney out of the White House, will speak at a retreat hosted by the former Massachusetts governor this June.


The Obama campaign strategist said he and wife Susan will discuss not politics but epilepsy research.


“My wife and I were asked to come and speak about our daughter Lauren’s lifelong struggles with epilepsy, and CURE, the research foundation Susan launched 15 years ago to try and address a scourge that claims 50,000 lives a year,” the Obama campaign strategist told The Post. “We were pleased to accept, because we believe our common humanity in coping with disease far outweighs our political differences.”


During the campaign, Axelrod frequently took jabs at Romney in television interviews. After the election, the strategist joined NBC News and MSNBC as a political analyst. He is also writing a memoir about his personal and political life.


Axelrod’s attendance at the Park City, Utah, event    CLICK HERE