One 1994 memo offers a historical curiosity: It draws Clinton’s attention to a rising Republican politician, Mitt Romney, who is now a leading contender for the Republican presidential nomination.
In the memo, Clinton’s aides discussed a trip to Boston, where the then-first lady was to appear at a fundraising event for Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass). Kennedy was then running for reelection against Romney.
“Romney, a millionaire business consultant with no political experience, is a Mormon,” the memo reads. “His religion is a delicate issue, which Kennedy himself has not raised but other Democrats have.”
Is this a taste of things to come?