Bob Woodward on 'The Price of Politics'

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The presidential election is a test of candidacy and message: two candidates promise a future or sell the present and mobilize voters to give them four years, or four more years, in the White House. The presidency itself is a test of leadership, something Bob Woodward has spent four decades covering. 

From Watergate to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, with the Supreme Court, the Pentagon, the national security establishment and the late John Belushi thrown in there as well. 

Woodwards new book is called The Price of Politics. Host John Hockenberry spoke with Bob Woodward from the BBC studios in Washington. They talked about the Obama administration's ability to solve the nation's tough problems, starting first with the man at the center of Obama's financial team, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geitner.

Guests:

Bob Woodward

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Arwa Gunja

Comments [2]

author Orrin Woodward from Dhaka.

Orrin and his wife, Laurie exchange and proceed with their roles between Michigan and Florida. The couple is blessed with four children and they spend their leisure time with their kids in travelling, fishing, boating, reading and other sports activities.

Nov. 13 2012 05:07 AM
Larry Fisher from Brooklyn, N.Y.

The economic future may be in doubt but I wonder if we can just avoid paying the debt altogether... When the debt collector calls, Obama can just pretend not to be home...

Can someone just explain, who and when the collector will come to the door and ask for their money?

Sep. 18 2012 10:54 AM

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