Going Out with a Flourish

Two troupers conclude what may be their final races

For Ronald Reagan, the genial former actor who came to personify populist conservative appeal, it was the final week of his final campaign. As he coasted through a five-day, 15-city concluding tour, he touted the themes and exuded the comforting confidence that have served him so well on the political stage. For Walter Mondale, the protege of Hubert Humphrey who has nourished the flame of Democratic liberalism, it was also likely to be, for those who believe the polls, his last week stumping for the...

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