The Nation: What Ever Happened to Fritz?

He's right where he has been —very much at Carter's side What ever happened to ... Lyndon, Hubert, Spiro, Jerry, Nelson ...

Fritz? At one or more points in their vice-presidential careers, the question has been asked about nearly all of them.

Last week it was Walter Mondale's turn.

The question was not entirely unreasonable. Mondale had begun his tenure as a highly visible, globe-trotting emissary of the new President. But in the past weeks he has virtually dropped out of public sight, most noticeably during the Carter Administration's crisis over Bert Lance.

As they were peppered with questions about Mondale, Jimmy Carter and...

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