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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Dems Keep Winning, GOP Keeps Struggling
Simon Rosenberg smashes the narrative that Joe Biden is behind and provides a much-needed media narrative reality check.
February 21, 2024
The Races That Matter with Guest: Simon Rosenberg!
Strategy Session

Strategy Session

What does the Suozzi win mean for Dems in November? Simon Rosenberg stopped by to inject some hope into the discussion. Catch up now!
February 21, 2024
Democrats Keep Winning
From Simon Rosenberg: "MAGA is a failed politics. It lost in 2018, 2020, 2022 and 2023, and is losing 2024. And this struggle Republicans have seen could get worse for them in the coming months. Their nominee is far weaker than 2020. He is campaigning from the court house not the White House this time." And Democrats? They just keep winning.
February 14, 2024
We're Going To Kick Trump's Ass This Year
That Trippi Show

That Trippi Show

Despite the special counsel report last week, Simon Rosenberg still believes in a bigger win for Joe Biden in 2024 than in 2020, and he has four ideas to support his viewpoint. Discover why nothing Trump does should surprise us anymore, especially after attempting to overturn an election with foreign help. Also, hear Joe's take on the RFK Super Bowl ad and how it reveals cracks in the foundation of the Republican Party.
February 13, 2024
What Simon Rosenberg Is Watching
Simon lays out the very troubling signs for the Trump campaign and why Iowa and NH Trump "wins" show more weakness than strength.
January 24, 2024
Three Things I'm Thinking About As We Head Into 2024
Be Sure To Watch Simon Rosenberg's Year-End Briefing, "2023 Was A Really Good Year for Democrats. Let's Make 2024 Even Better"
December 21, 2023
A Reminder Of Why They Must Not Win
Simon Rosenberg weighs in on Biden's meeting with Xi, the ZERO-inflation last month, abortion access and the GOP's continued miscalculations, treason and mass deportation.
November 15, 2023
Tom Bonier, The Red Wave Mirage, and Where We Are Now
Simon Rosenberg writes: "Joe Biden is a good President. The country is better off. The Democratic Party is strong and keeps winning elections across the US. And they have Trump, MAGA, Dobbs, corruption, insurrection and treason. In every way imaginable we would much rather be us than them as we head into 2024."
October 13, 2023
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