Stepping on Mondale's Lines

A diplomatic gambit enlivens the lethargic Democratic race

Democratic Front Runner Walter Mondale had expected to open the 1984 election year with a media blitz. He would attack Ronald Reagan's "ad-lib foreign policy" and outline his own supposedly more cohesive alternatives in a hard-hitting speech to the National Press Club in Washington, B.C. Then, in a DC-9 loaded with reporters, he would aggressively tour the South, where he hopes to wrap up his party's presidential nomination by mid-March. But when he stepped to the microphone in Washington, Mondale joined a media blitz for another...

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