Walter F. Mondale

(Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale)

Walter F. Mondale
Walter F. Mondale
  • Born: January 5, 1928
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Lawyer

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Walter Frederick "Fritz" Mondale is an American politician, diplomat and lawyer who served as the 42nd vice president of the United States from 1977 to 1981. A United States senator from Minnesota (1964–1976), he was the Democratic Party's nominee in the United States presidential election of 1984, but lost to Ronald Reagan in an Electoral College landslide. Reagan won 49 states while Mondale carried his home state of Minnesota and District of Columbia. He became the oldest-living former U.S. vice president after the death of George H. W. Bush in 2018.

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[Commenting on Japan:] Our destinies have become inseparable .... Our future together will have much to do with the future of the world. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
[Jimmy Carter's] campaign strategy was to remain unclear on all the issues. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
A President is not elected to do as he pleases. He is elected to do as the people please. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
God doesn't belong in politics. Religion & God
I don't want to spend the next two years in Holiday Inns. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I have not yet met the politician who did not start to dream of the next highest office the minute that he was sworn in. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
I'd have to set my hair on fire to get on the news. Media, Journalism & The Press
In order to implement your convictions you must win. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Mr. President, we need to be strong and firm, but that doesn't mean you have to commit political suicide. Foreign Policy, World & International Affairs
Mr. Reagan will raise taxes and so will I. He won't tell you. I just did. Taxes
Presidents cannot lead if they don't know what's going on in the life of the average American. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
The temptation to misuse public policy is almost irresistible. Power
The Vice President breaks ties in the Senate. In our 200 years of history there have been about 200 ties broken so you can see what an important job it is. Presidency, Vice Presidency & Prime Ministership
There is no question that the Vietnam War ruined the 1968 convention in Chicago…. We had nothing to give the moderates on Vietnam so the hard-liners tore the convention apart. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Today, the religion clauses of the 1st Amendment do not need to be fixed; they need to be followed. Constitution / Bills & Declarations of Rights
What we can always say about the Carter Administration is that we told the truth, obeyed the law, and kept the peace. History
Do you want to tear your life apart and get rid of everything you've known as a lifestyle? Like seeing your family? Being with your friends? A fishing trip? A hunting trip? A night's sleep? Life ;Families, Children & Parenting
I said I didn't want to spend most of my life in Holidays Inns, but I've checked and they've all been redecorated. They're marvelous places to stay and I've thought it over and that's where I'd like to be. Life
If you are sure you understand everything that is going on, you are hopelessly confused.
In our system, at about 11:30 on election night, they just push you off the edge of the cliff-and that's it. You might scream on the way down, but you're going to hit the bottom, and you're not going to be in elective office.
Modern politics today requires a mastery of television. I've never really warmed up to television and, in fairness to television, it's never warmed up to me. Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Running for President is physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually the most demanding single undertaking I can envisage unless it's World War III. War & Peace
What do we want our kids to do? Sweep up around Japanese computers? Science, Mathematics, Engineering & Technology

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