Aiming for a good show

The Democrats hope to make love not war when they convene in San Francisco

It should be a heady, optimistic time for Walter Mondale. The bitter and exhausting primary campaign is a fading memory, and his coronation as Democratic presidential nominee is at hand. It is his golden chance to get the drive against Ronald Reagan off to a rousing start by performing crisply some of the normally pleasant rituals of leadership: selecting a running mate, pulling the party together for the fall campaign, writing the script for the convention that next week will surely hand him the nomination he has...

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