Mondale's Whipping Boy

Ronald Reagan and Rev. Jerry Falwell cordially invite you to their party on Nov. 6," the television ad begins. "Here's all you have to believe in: the secret war in Central America. All new Supreme Court Justices must rule abortion is a crime even in the case of rape and incest. No Equal Rights Amendment. No mutually verifiable nuclear freeze." Pictures of Reagan and Falwell appear side by side on the engraved invitation. Intones the voiceover: "Think about the people who have taken over the Republican Party. They want their new platform to...

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