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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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Strategy Session: Guest - Simon Rosenberg
Strategy Session

Strategy Session

The first debate is a little over a week away, and it’s got everyone on all sides a bit…nervous. Simon Rosenberg joins Rick, Stuart, and Joe to do a little debate prep. Plus, prison is about to get a lot…sweatier. Will Stevie "Two Shirts" Bannon be allowed to wear two jumpsuits? What really matters is that he and others are starting to face accountability for their crimes. Will that move the dial for democrats? Simon is full of hope - and so is...Rick?? It's true! Catch up now.
June 18, 2024
Alsobrooks Rocks It, Good Inflation Report, 2nd NYT Poll Has Biden Up 3
Simon Rosenberg writes, "The splintering of the GOP and the open rebellion against Trump by prominent party leaders - former VPs, former nominee, former VP nominee, former Speaker, etc - remains to me one of the most consequential stories of the 2024 election. "
May 16, 2024
"Trump Naps, Rages and Golfs, the President Governs"
Simon Rosenberg looks at the stark contrast over the past few weeks between President Biden and Donald Trump. "Biden governs and leads, on hard things, big things, on the things that matter to all of us." And Donald Trump? He naps through his criminal prosecution.
May 2, 2024
The Genial Man Versus That Ugly Thing
Simon Rosenberg explains how theoretical Trump voters can't swallow voting for "that ugly thing over there when they become likely voters."
May 1, 2024
Culture Wars? Bring Them On!
Stuart and Simon discuss how wildly out of step the GOP is with younger voters and the majority of Americans on cultural issues.
May 1, 2024
The GOP is the dog that caught the 6-week ban car
Rick and Simon discuss the new financial and electoral peril the GOP has created for itself with the cruelty and insanity of six-week abortion bans and 1864 law resurrections.
May 1, 2024
Strategy Session with guest: Simon Rosenberg
Strategy Session

Strategy Session

What will secure "FOUR MORE YEARS!" for Biden and why is Simon Rosenberg feeling bullish about his chances? Catch up with Rick, Stuart, Joe, and Simon as they talk about the road to a second Biden-Harris term and big wins up and down the ballot for Democrats in November.
April 30, 2024
Trump Is The Ugliest Thing Any Of Us Has Ever Seen
Simon Rosenberg dives into the latest 2024 election polls showing Biden's lead, updates on the GOP primary voting, internal GOP opposition to Trump, the Maryland Senate race, and fundraising efforts for Democratic candidates.
April 4, 2024
The Case For Optimism: Rejecting Trump’s Poisonous Pessimism
Simon Rosenberg has been spreading his trademark "Hopium" for years and, again and again, he's been proven right to be hopeful. If you wonder about Simon's predictive chops, take the time to read his piece from 2017. You'll never wonder again.
March 28, 2024
Biden Breaks 80% in Michigan, Trump Continues To Struggle
Despite the predictions of impending doom for the Biden re-elect, it's the Trump campaign that continues to struggle in primary state after primary state. Simon Rosenberg explains as only Simon can.
February 29, 2024
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