Tag: President Reagan

Walter Mondale, Proudly Progressive Democrat, dies at 93

 

Walter Frederick “Fritz” MondaleVice President Mondale, former senator from Minnesota and vice president to Jimmy Carter, has died at the fine old age of 93. He was a proud progressive from Minnesota who got his start in politics at age 20 by successfully getting out the vote in a Republican majority district for Hubert Humphrey’s 1948 Senate run. Mondale, on graduating college, enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1951, but was not deployed to Korea. On completing his enlistment, Mondale used the G.I. Bill to attend law school, during which time he married Joan Adams, his one and only love for the rest of their lives together, until she died at age 83.

In 1976, Walter Mondale helped balance the Democrats’ presidential ticket with the nuclear engineer Navy officer and peanut farming Southern governor, Jimmy Carter. Mondale helped deliver Minnesota for the Democrats in 1980, 46.50% to Reagan’s 42.56% and Independent John Anderson’s 8.53%. He had no political reach beyond his home state, however, as the electoral college map shows:

electoral college map 1980

Jack quite violently violates the show’s ban on guests over 30 to discuss with Reagan expert Steve Hayward whether people who were born after the Reagan presidency ended should care about it.

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My wife has the Time magazine from May 1986 when Horowitz went to Moscow. It has an article about European opposition to the strike on Libya. Thatcher was the only European leader who supported him. It is accompanied by signs saying that Reagan is the Real Mad Man and for Britain to leave NATO. We […]

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From the attractive book jacket, with the raised lettering, to the rave reviews on the back, and to the splendid prose between the covers, Bret Baier’s latest offering, which deals with Ronald Reagan and The Fall of The Soviet Union, is well worth the placing of it among your most cherished volumes. The prologue sets […]

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