NEW YORK — When Hillary Rodham’s high school government teacher in Park Ridge, Ill., insisted that she play the role of Lyndon B. Johnson in a mock debate of the 1964 presidential election, she protested.Rodham, one of the school’s standout debaters, was a proud Barry Goldwater supporter and an active member of the Young Republicans. But the teacher, Jerry Baker, was intent on challenging her to argue the other side.

Source: From school elections to federal races, Clinton has relied on fierce preparation – The Boston Globe