Bob's guest this week is Pete Rouse, former Counselor to President Obama and a man whose government experience is so widely respected that he's known as "the 101st Senator".
Pete describes how Barack Obama decided to run for President in late 2006, and shares his insider insights on Obama's leadership style and Presidential legacy.
He also explains his surprising role in reuniting the Grateful Dead, and tells the remarkable story of his mother's life journey from Japan to rural Alaska to the Yale faculty.
At a time when a competent government can feel beyond reach, Pete is a welcome reminder of the exemplary public servants committed to making our country better.
Please remember to vote on November 3rd.
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