Looking Out for No. 2

Gender, geography and politics will figure in the Veep selection

If Walter Mondale is indeed nominated, he may do as Ronald Reagan did in 1980, and reach out to his vanquished opponent. Gary Hart might help with young, upscale voters, and his presence on the ticket would provide a neat, superficial image of Democratic solidarity. On the other hand, Mondale could pick a woman. New York Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro or San Francisco Mayor Dianne Feinstein (see TIME, June 4) would provide a major-party ticket with gender balance for the first time, in one stroke...

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