The Nation: Getting 100% of the Vole

Before he received the Democratic vice-presidential nomination, Minnesota's Senator Walter Mondale came to lunch with TIME editors and other staff members to discuss Jimmy Carter, the vice presidency and other issues. Excerpts:

ON JIMMY CARTER: He is very bright. He has done a lot of work, and I like the way he attacks problems. Most politicians, I regret to say, begin with polls and then back into a solution after they've analyzed what may be popular, and avoid what is unpopular. At least, in our discussions we talked about problems first on their own merit ... One thing that appeals to Democrats—he's...

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