The Heat of the Kitchen

Mandate goes on the offensive, but trails badly in a new TIME poll Walter Mondale, with his juices flowing and sleeves rolled up, began drawing ovations with a litany of charges that an "arrogant" Ronald Reagan was "trivializing" portentous issues. Geraldine Ferraro delighted crowds with zinging one-liners and her refusal to be cowed by hecklers. These signs of new life among the Democratic contenders were heightened by some stumbling on the part of the President, who committed a series of gaffes on the U.S. embassy bombing in East Beirut.

It was much too...

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