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Simon Rosenberg

Political Strategist and Commentator

About Simon Rosenberg

Simon is a highly regarded political strategist and commentator with more than 30 years of experience in national politics and television news. He has built a new home for his political analysis, commentary and live political discussions at Hopium Chronicles, an engaging new project on the Substack media platform.

Simon has advised elected officials and campaigns at all levels of government and across the country. His commentary and insights have appeared regularly in the country’s most important news organizations for decades. He was a regular guest on Fox “News” for over 17 years, logging thousands of appearances on the “Fair and Balanced” television network. Last year he received a great deal of notoriety for having been one of the only commentators who called the 2022 midterms correctly, as he rightly forecasted that a red wasn’t coming and that it would a much better for Democrats than conventional wisdom held.

Simon has served in senior roles at the DNC, DCCC and worked on two Presidential campaigns, including a leadership role in the Clinton War Room in 1992. He was instrumental in founding the House New Democrat Coalition, the donor advisory network, the Democracy Alliance, and was a leading candidate for DNC Chair in 2005. He began his career in the television news business, working as a writer and producer on both ABC News and Linda Ellerbee’s Lucky Duck Productions. In 1996 Simon started NDN, the political organization and think tank he ran until March of 2023. It was, during its time, one of the most influential political organizations in American politics.

Simon and his wife, Caitlin Durkovich, live in Washington, DC, where they have raised three kids and a spirited bulldog, Tug. Simon is a retired Little League baseball coach, a Crown Fellow at the Aspen Institute and was for many years on the Board of the Tisch School for Civic Life at Tufts University.

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Winning The Economic Argument
Loud and proud people. Joe Biden is a good President. The country is better off. Do your part in helping make this case, in whatever way is most comfortable to you.
September 6, 2023
Biden Signing Infrastructure Investment Act
Let's Stay Focused On All The Good Economic News
Growth is strong, inflation is way down, stock market up - let's take the wins
June 15, 2023
A Big Night For Democrats
Strong Dem Electoral Performances We Saw in 2022 Showing Up Again This Year
May 18, 2023
Some Notes on Polling, 18 Months Out
Polls aren't elections and don't predict the outcome of elections. They are also not all created (or conducted) equally. Simon Rosenberg encourages a deep breath and the long-view.
May 10, 2023
Simon Rosenberg on Innovation in Media
Simon Talks About Taking Control of Our Own Discourse and Destiny
January 18, 2023
David Rothkopf and the Deep State Radio Podcast
David explains how DSR is taking on the right's propaganda machine
January 18, 2023
Joe Trippi
Joe Trippi unpacks Resolute Square's Mission
Pro-democracy messages and mission through a wide variety of voices using innovative technology
January 18, 2023
Ben Meiselas on MeidasTouch Network
MeidasTouch Network is loud and proud about democracy
January 18, 2023
Simon Rosenberg
How We Become Information Warriors
Simon Rosenberg explains the pro-democracy, center-left imperative of becoming information warriors
January 18, 2023
Defeating The Right's Authoritarian Media Machine
The right's hate-filled, authoritarian media machine is loud. It's time for pro-democracy media tech to GET LOUDER! Watch this superstar panel of Joe Trippi, Tara McGowan, Ben Meiselas, and David Rothkopf, moderated by Simon Rosenberg, talk turning up the volume.
January 18, 2023
That Trippi Show
"They did their own research"
That Trippi Show

That Trippi Show

Joe and Alex are joined by TargetSmart CEO Tom Bonier and Simon Rosenberg to break down what we actually saw in the 2022 midterms. How did a new tool help crush the narrative of the Red Mirage? And why did the media stay so locked in on the Red Wave idea? (They did their own research!) Turns out hopium on our side was more like... copium from theirs. How bad was the MAGA hangover? And what's the future of the Democratic coalition - why does it all come back to Arizona? Finally - a quick look at Georgia. How do we see the runoff shaping up?
November 18, 2022
Rick Wilson's Enemies List
Red Wave or Red Mirage
Rick Wilson's Enemies List

Rick Wilson's The Enemies List

In this special pre Election Day episode, Rick and political strategist Simon Rosenberg talk about the upcoming mid- terms. Why isn’t the media pushing back on right wing propaganda on who’s ahead in the polls? What does record early turnout mean? The right seems to have more to spend on everything, including polling. So, is it a red wave as the right claims or will it end up being a red mirage. Also, Lincoln Project confounder Reed Galen joins Rick for a special day before Election Day episode to chat about Trump announcing, how so many races are polling within the margin of error and too close to call.
November 7, 2022
That Trippi Show
"The biggest geographic transformation in American politics in the last 50 years"
That Trippi Show

That Trippi Show

We've got real numbers to talk about. Early voting returns are starting to come in from key states -- which numbers really matter? We asked Simon Rosenberg to come back and give his take. What numbers have us encouraged in some key battleground states? Plus, Simon gives his three reasons why early voting is the most important thing you can do this election cycle. And is there a wild card nobody is seeing? Why might we be seeing a positive swing in Nevada and the Southwest? Plus: Why has the Democratic strategy with one key group "reshaped politics"?
October 21, 2022