A Tribute to CAP Founder John Podesta

John Podesta has made his mark on many people through his various skill sets, his impressive work in politics, and his role as a mentor.

Even before founding the Center for American Progress, John Podesta was one of the most influential figures in Democratic politics. He is multifaceted, earning titles such as “the cook,” “the marathoner,” and “Skippy,” when he becomes particularly fiery. In fact, he is such a well-known figure that “a Podesta” has become its own position in politics. Additionally, Podesta is a mentor to many former and current CAP staff members, and there is one thing that everyone agrees on: John Podesta will never retire.

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