Associate Editor at The Washington Post and author of Obama's Wars
Bob Woodward discusses how President Obama and the highest profile Republican and Democratic leaders in the United States Congress attempted to repair the American economy and deal with the federal debt over three and one half years. The Price of Politics, his 17th book, addresses the key issue of the presidential and congressional campaigns: the state of the American economy and how to address it.
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.
"Everyone talks to Bob Woodward," New York Times White House correspondent Peter Baker told The Takeaway last week. Baker was talking about the Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist's latest tome, "Obama's Wars," which has captivated Washington with its revelations of bitter infighting in the president's national security team.