“A client of mine knew I was a big Kennedy fan and he gave that to me.” When asked about John F. Kennedy as one of his political inspirations, the mayor replies, “There’s no doubt.” While several items in his office pay tribute to the former President, including a prominently displayed cover of Time magazine, nothing supports the notion more than a record filled with Kennedy’s top selection of speeches. Released in 1963, the album broke a sales record with around four million copies sold within the first six days of its release.