Since his passing in 2009, Teddy Kennedy's legacy has left a lasting impact on U.S. politics. Elected officials and citizens alike are often reminded of his steadfast commitment to affordable healthcare, while his 2008 DNC speech in support of Barack Obama still has the ability to send chills up spines.
A new article in Politico today reminds us of Kennedy’s extreme political savvy. Apparently, his opposition research team knew Mitt Romney's weaknesses 17 years ago. In his 1994 Senate campaign against none other than Willard M. Romney, a previously un-aired ad from Kennedy attacked Romney’s shady job record at the consulting firm Bain and Company.
The voiceover in the ad begins, "Mitt Romney says he saved Bain and Company, but he didn't tell you that on the day he took over, he had his predecessor fire hundreds of employees. Or that the way the company was rescued was with a federal bailout of $10 million.”
Romney touts his leadership as a business owner as a selling point for president. (Let's be honest, he’s certainly not going to win because of his humor).
Willard has remained relatively silent on the debt talk front. Why is that? Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
— By Harry Grabow