And on Tuesday night in Philadelphia, on the night Hillary Rodham Clinton became their party's official nominee for president, Bill Clinton did his best to make one of the most-scrutinized marriages in the history of American politics fit into the contours of a fairy tale.
Robert Reich claims to have introduced the two at the beginning of the semester. In Bill Clinton’s memoir, he says that he saw Hillary for the first time in a class on political and civil rights.
The United States' ultimate political power couple, Bill and Hillary Clinton, celebrate 40 years of marriage today.
I’m Hillary Rodham.’ That was it.” “I actually turned him down twice when he asked me to marry him. And then about a year later he asked me again, and I said no.
So I stood up from the desk, walked over to him and said, ‘If you’re going to keep looking at me, and I’m going to keep looking back, we might as well be introduced.
And whenever the Clintons put their marriage at the center of the political cases they make for each other, the relationship becomes more vulnerable to criticism and dissection at the moments when it's asked to carry the greatest public weight.