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  • Carter-Mondale Teaming Up Again

    08/04/2006 10:39:54 AM PDT · by PDR · 29 replies · 664+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 3, 2006 | BRENDAN RILEY
    Former President Carter and his vice president, Walter Mondale, are teaming up again -- this time at a fundraiser to help Carter's son, Jack, in his longshot bid to oust Nevada Republican Sen. John Ensign. "It will be a real bit of old Americana," Jack Carter said of the event scheduled Friday in Minneapolis at a private home on the Mississippi River. While Jimmy Carter and Mondale see each other periodically, Jack Carter said it's the first time in more than 20 years that they've been together at a fundraiser. He also said his father has done few such events...
  • Mondale: Force an option for stopping North Korea

    06/23/2006 8:14:40 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 61 replies · 1,438+ views
    KARE11 ^ | 6-23-06 | Staff
    Former Vice President Walter Mondale says he supports a pre-emptive U.S. strike against a North Korean missile that is raising nuclear fears around the globe. Earlier this week North Korea announced it was preparing to test a missile that could reach United States mainland. Tensions rose further when the North Koreans put fuel into the missile, and continued to insist that a test firing was imminent. Mondale said on WCCO-AM Friday that the United States should tell North Korea "defuel that missile. It has three boosters. Dismantle it and put it back in the sheds. Because if you're getting ready...
  • Mondale backs pre-emptive missile strike (against North Korean missile)

    06/23/2006 11:20:54 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 87 replies · 1,532+ views
    AP ^ | June 23, 2006
    Former Vice President Walter Mondale said Friday he supports a pre-emptive U.S. strike against a North Korean missile, saying the U.S. should tell North Korea to dismantle the missile or "we are going to take it out." "I think it would end the nuclear long-range dreams of this dangerous country," said Mondale, who was the 1984 Democratic presidential nominee and a former U.S. ambassador to Japan. The tensions are over North Korea's apparent preparations to test-fire a Taepodong-2 missile, which is believed to have a range of up to 9,300 miles. That would make it capable of hitting much of...
  • FREEP OPPORTUNITY:Bill Clinton to give lecture at Northrop (University of Minnesota)

    10/13/2005 6:11:47 PM PDT · by RightWingAtheist · 23 replies · 609+ views
    Minnesota Daily ^ | 10/13/5200 | Neil Munshi
    Over the past 25 years, the Distinguished Carlson Lecture Series has welcomed heads of state, Nobel laureates and civil rights leaders. At 5 p.m. on Nov. 5, former President Bill Clinton will speak at Northrop Auditorium as part of the series’ 25th anniversary. “We issue invitations to people to make a Carlson lecture all the time,” said Julie Lund, director of communications for the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. “We were lucky enough that former President Bill Clinton was able to accept our invitation at this time.” The lecture series is funded by a gift from Curtis L. Carlson, the...
  • BLATANT RE-POST -- Democratic operatives planned, engineered Wellstone political rally

    11/01/2002 10:44:43 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 50 replies · 539+ views
    Capital Hill Blue ^ | 10-31-02 | By DOUG THOMPSON
    Political operatives at the Democratic National Committee in Washington developed the plan to turn the memorial service for Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone into a political rally, top party sources tell Capitol Hill Blue. The party also urged the Wellstone family to ask Vice President Dick Cheney to not attend the service and concocted the excuse that security for the VP would disrupt the event even though Secret Service security was required for former president Bill Clinton, who was invited and who did attend. Rick Kahn, the Wellstone campaign worker and friend, worked the highly partisan crowd into a frenzy with...
  • PRODUCTION VALUE (DNC paid $150 thou for Wellstone rally including x42's travel)

    12/02/2002 3:15:15 AM PST · by Liz · 32 replies · 295+ views
    American Prowler ^ | 12/2/02 | The Prowler
    Apparently a picture is worth about a thousand words and $150,000. That's what it cost the Democrats to throw their memorial rally for the late Sen. Paul Wellstone at the University of Minnesota on the eve of the November elections. The next morning, a picture of Bill Clinton laughing with former Vice President Walter Mondale at the event ran in newspapers across the country and helped set off what many consider to be a turning point in the Republican drive to take back the Senate. In the end, Republican Norm Coleman defeated Mondale. The tab, which included tens of thousands...
  • Eleanor Mondale Diagnosed With Cancer (Walter Mondale's daughter)

    06/21/2005 7:17:43 AM PDT · by Jenya · 114 replies · 5,264+ views
    Eleanor Mondale Diagnosed With Cancer MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Eleanor Mondale, the daughter of former Vice President Walter Mondale, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, the Star Tribune reported Tuesday. Mondale spoke to the newspaper just hours before she began her first session of radiation and chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Just a week ago, Mondale married local rock star Chan Poling. "It's bad but not that bad," she said from her farmhouse in Prior Lake. "I've got a really good chance to beat it." Mondale, 45, said her vision had bothered her in recent months but didn't believe...
  • They Were Against It, Before They Were For It (Minn Star Tribune's nuanced position on filibuster)

    05/09/2005 12:38:18 PM PDT · by RWR8189 · 11 replies · 805+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | May 8, 2005 | Scott Johnson
    Speaking out of both sides of one's mouth is an occupational hazard, if not an occupational necessity, for politicians seeking elective office in competitive races. It's not a pretty sight, and it supports a cynicism about democratic politics that is unbecoming. Catering to such cynicism, the leftist writer Garry Wills used to advise college audiences, "Vote for your enemy--he has no one to sell out to but you." The political debate over the use of the Senate's filibuster rule to torpedo President Bush's judicial nominees has triggered a series of reversals and pratfalls that support the low-comedy version of democratic...
  • Free Advice for Democrats (re: Social Security)

    03/03/2005 5:38:18 AM PST · by OESY · 4 replies · 512+ views
    OESY ^ | March 3, 2005 | N. GREGORY MANKIW and PHILLIP SWAGEL
    Over the past two years, we were paid to give economic advice to the president. Now that we are private citizens again, we offer Democrats some free advice on how to handle the issue that is now on the top of everyone's in-box: Social Security. So here is our easy, seven-step program for recovering obstructionists: • Take your heads out of the sand. Some members of your party want to deny that we need to fix Social Security. Let's face it: When you do this, you look like idiots. President Clinton talked about the "crisis" in Social Security long before...
  • Walter Mondale On Wolf Blitzer Tonight.

    11/17/2004 12:54:31 PM PST · by bjcoop · 59 replies · 1,073+ views
    That should be interesting to watch!!!!
  • This Memorable Day: Bush is a divisive wartime figure. So were Lincoln, Churchill and Roosevelt.

    11/02/2004 5:22:14 AM PST · by OESY · 8 replies · 828+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | November 2, 2004 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    In singular moments in our history, the security of the United States hinged on a single presidential election.... Today's vote determines how the United States finishes the present war against terrorists, and, indeed, whether we continue to defeat Islamic fascism.... John Kerry sees our struggle as an unending law enforcement problem, akin to gambling and prostitution. Thus the terrorist attacks of the 1990s were not deadly precursors to 9/11, but belong to a now nostalgic era of "nuisance." In contrast, George W. Bush envisioned September 11 as real war.... Most of Sen. Kerry's allegations about this war ring false or...
  • Flashback: NYT Endorsement - MONDALE FOR PRESIDENT (1984)

    10/23/2004 8:36:13 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 25 replies · 962+ views
    NYT (L-N Historical Presidential Endorsement Archive) | 10-28-1984 | Editorial Desk
    We're for Walter Mondale, even though Ronald Reagan has in some ways done a good job. America, the President says with permissible hyperbole, is back and he deserves credit because the country feels so much better than it did four years ago. Mr. Reagan has a gift for symbolism and salesmanship; when he salutes the flag and the troops, he embodies a wide renewal of pride in country. And there's more to it than just the persuasions of a patriotic pitchman. People feel better off because many people are better off. The oil shocks and hyper-inflation of the 1970's have...
  • Did The NY Times Endorse Mondale In 1984?

    10/23/2004 8:22:52 PM PDT · by bjcoop · 34 replies · 1,122+ views
    Did they Endorse Walter Mondale in 1984? Just want to know.
  • John Kerry: Trojan Horse for Mondale's Corruption Machine

    10/05/2004 4:46:57 AM PDT · by jericho wall · 1 replies · 131+ views
    October 5, 2004 | jericho wall
    John Kerry is described as horse-like, wooden: without any real policies. The right animal, but the abstraction is incomplete. Kerry is the Trojan horse that miraculously appeared for Walter Mondale, to carry Mondale and his huge corruptions secretly back into real power and prominence in the US. Kerry was enticed to use Mondale's main henchman to select his VP, who moved fast to tap Mondale's kind of man, the Democratic Trial Lawyer's favorite. This is one man's 25 year saga of alleged massive corruption directed at him by Mondale and his late partner, Thomas J. Watson Jr. Mondale is now...
  • Flashback: Mondale Is Buoyed by His Success in First Debate

    10/03/2004 6:21:07 PM PDT · by ambrose · 29 replies · 1,099+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 12, 1984
    Mondale Is Buoyed by His Success in First Debate By BERNARD WEINRAUB Special to The New York Times. New York Times (1857-Current file). New York, N.Y.: Oct 12, 1984. pg. B8, 1 pgs COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 11 -- As Walter F. Mondale told an unusually large crowd here today that the Presidential race was now "wide open," his deputy campaign director in Ohio grinned delightedly.
  • FLASHBACK POLL: Who Won the First 1984 Reagan vs. Mondale Debate? (Mondale 54%, Reagan 35%)

    10/01/2004 12:34:21 PM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 32 replies · 1,720+ views
    Blogs for Bush ^ | Oct. 1, 2004 | Matt Margolis
    Spin is underway, and a variety of polls are suggesting a Kerry victory in the debate last night. Truth be told, Kerry exceeded expectations, but when it came to substance, he came up short. The flash polls still suggest Kerry won the debate, which Democrats think makes Kerry suddenly unstoppable. Historically speaking, that's hardly the case. Otherwise, we would have seen President Mondale, President Dukakis, President Perot, and President Gore. Since 1984, no Republican has won in the flash polls from the first debate, but has won 3 out of 5 of those elections. Ross Perot beat both Bill Clinton...
  • 1984 Presidential Debates (Reagan vs Mondale--Historical Reference to Last Night's Debate

    10/01/2004 6:28:55 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 5 replies · 1,518+ views
    All politics/CNN ^ | 1996 | CNN Staff
    Two presidential debates and one vice-presidential debate were set in the 1984 general election. The first debate was limited to domestic policy, the second debate focused on international policy and national defense. President Reagan was the incumbent and the polls in late September showed his approval rating at almost 54 percent. The October debates were seen as Mondale's only remaining chance to close the big gap. In the first debate, Mondale was viewed as the more effective speaker and Reagan was said to have appeared tired and sometimes confused. In the second debate, Mondale failed to gain further ground. Reagan...
  • 1984 debate- Reagan vs. Mondale on CSPAN Now!

    09/25/2004 7:50:17 PM PDT · by The KG9 Kid · 142 replies · 1,564+ views
    1984 Debate
  • "Groundswell" Pool - Kerry Campaign Deathwatch

    09/21/2004 5:57:21 AM PDT · by LikeLight · 30 replies · 732+ views
    Vanity | 9/21/04 | LikeLight
    It happens at some point to every doomed campaign. The candidate, hopelessly behind in the polls and coming down to the wire, starts talking about sensing a "groundswell" of support. The groundswell is never really there, but losing candidates are always able to see it (through the lens of vain self-deception, I suppose) . . . Anyway, the FR pool is: On which date will either Kerry or Edwards first publicly utter the "groundswell" word in this campaign?
  • WSJ: Playing Against Type By Bush, Kerry Gives Voters a Clear Choice (inadvertently)

    09/15/2004 7:47:20 AM PDT · by OESY · 2 replies · 702+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 15, 2004 | John Harwood
    ...Mr. Kerry's Web site calls him "a man of conviction" who makes "bold decisions." His party convention sketched a picture of strong, principled leadership. But Mr. Kerry's record as senator and candidate suggests something less flattering: a mainstream Democratic liberal who, knowing most Americans aren't liberal, takes great care to heed prevailing political winds. ...He voted to give Mr. Bush authority for war when that appeared to be the safest move, and voted against funding the war.... [H]e would have taken the cautious route of trying to contain Saddam Hussein rather than removing him. Mr. Kerry has taken a similar...