Trying to Win the Peace

Mondale fends off Hart and Jackson while seeking a Veep

In the parlance of campaign schedulers, this is "down time" for Walter Mondale, a chance to recover from one ordeal on the stump and gird for the next. With the Democratic nomination apparently in hand, Mondale loafed about his woodsy $200,000 house in North Oaks, Minn., swatted a tennis ball and pondered his choice of running mate. His aides, however, spent much of last week fretting about his unruly rivals. Gary Hart would not quit. Jesse Jackson was making threatening sounds. The Mondale camp's...

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