Bob Woodward has a new book out next week about the debate over the debt ceiling. In anticipation of the book’s release, there is an excerpt in the Washington Post (see below.) If true, you will read that what mattered to President Obama is the timing — that he not have to face this issue going into the 2012 election. See below…click to read the entire story and post your opinion.
Inside story of Obama’s struggle to keep Congress from controlling outcome of debt ceiling crisis
By Bob Woodward
“….When Obama learned that the deal negotiated among the congressional leaders would require a two-step increase in the debt limit, he told Rob Nabors, the White House director of legislative affairs, “The one thing I said I actually needed, they didn’t get,” referring to Reid and Pelosi. “I needed this to go past the election, and they didn’t get it for me. This can’t work.”