Mondale: I Am Ready Now

He strives to prove he is tough enough to be President

Looking to the presidential campaign, this article begins a series to appear periodically during 1983 probing the character and personality of each of the major candidates.

Perhaps it is Walter Mondale's fate that much of his recent life has been devoted to wiping out a public confession made nine years ago. As political farewells go, his was extraordinary. A man who set out to become President decided to toss it all and tell the world openly, astonishingly, that he lacked the determination to seek the biggest job Americans have to offer. "I...

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