The EFM Feature

In response to Charles’ post about what we were doing in 1994…
I was one year out of high school and was a student at David Lipscomb University in Nashville when I got an internship at the Republican Exchange Satellite Network — Lamar Alexander’s pre-Presidential campaign organization. Although I worked in the “communications” department, I was in no way responsible for his red plaid shirt. (At a festive Christmas party at his house, he wore a plaid cummerbund and bowtie — no kidding. By the way, now-Senator Alexander is an amazing pianist. Rocky Top never sounded better than it did that night in his lovely home, wife Honey by his side.)
At any rate, I vividly remember sitting at the receptionist desk answering phones when Lamar’s advisors were talking about this guy with the improbable name of “Mitt Romney” who was taking on Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts. Anyone who knows me can testify that I have a pretty terrible memory, but that conversation has stuck out in my mind since that day. They so admired that Mitt Romney was “taking one for the team” and diverting so much of the Democratic funds to save Kennedy’s hide… Little did I know that I’d later be spending so much time and effort trying to get the Massachusetts guy elected President, just a few years later.
So, Charles was in sixth grade, and I was in college. David, were you drawing social security in 1994?

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