Walter Mondale: Getting a Second Look

The debate gives Mandate a boost-but not a bonanza

The shift in momentum began to be felt almost as soon as the cameras blinked off on the first debate. In Manhattan on the morning after, Walter Mondale exuberantly flashed a double thumbs-up signal countless times to a crowd of tens of thousands that cheered as he led the Columbus Day parade up Fifth Avenue. In Cincinnati the next day, he swung a baseball bat after Ohio Governor Richard Celeste introduced him to another enthusiastic crowd as "the Louisville Slugger," a term the most zealous Democrat would...

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