The Other Running Mate

As he stands before the cheering delegates at the Republican National Convention, his arms held high with those of the polished performer who put him on the ticket, George Bush will appreciate that he faces a daunting task. Reagan will be running against Walter Mondale, a known political quantity if ever there was one. But after four years of studious self-effacement, Bush will have to do what no major-party candidate has ever done before: pit himself against a female opponent, a brash and buoyant counterpoint to the buttoned-down Texan from Connecticut. "I'm a...

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