Tuesday 20th of April 2021

Walter Mondale, Who Rose From Small-town Minnesota to Become Democratic Nominee For President, Dies at 93.

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Walter Mondale, who rose from small-town Minnesota to become Democratic nominee for president, dies at 93.
On the wall of the Carter Library is a quote of Walter Mondales at the end of their time in office: We told the truth. We obeyed the law. We kept the peace. That pretty much sums up Walter Mondales life and service.

Walter Mondale has died at 93. He transformed the role of U.S. vice president while serving under Jimmy Carter and was the Democratic nominee for president in 1984.
When I was a student at UofStThomasMN I got a random opportunity to interview Walter Mondale for an academic conference about the 50 year anniversary of 1968.
Former U.S. Vice President Walter Mondale dies at 93.
Walter Mondale, Carters vice president, dies at 93.
Fmr. President Carter on the passing of Walter Mondale: "Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our countrys history.".
RIP Walter Mondale. thanks for your contribution to the public life of our country.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale dies at 93.
Mondale spoke by phone on Sunday with President Biden and former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton, as well as Vice President Harris and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz. While he and his family believed death was imminent, after those calls he "perked up.".

Saddened to hear the passing of Walter Mondale. A true Minnesota icon. RIP.
Oh Minnesota. Walter Mondale now?
RIP Walter Mondale, heres him skewering Reagan on cutting Medicare during an 84 debate.
Former Vice President Walter Mondale has died at the age of 93.
Mondale wrote about the passage and meaning of the law on its 50th anniversary; it's worth reading.
Walter Mondale believed in the power of government to make a positive difference in peoples lives, and proved it at every stage of his remarkable careerwith deep policy knowledge, a tireless work ethic, and uncommon decency. Hillary and I loved him and will miss him very much.

On Saturday afternoon, Walter Mondale sent this note to his former staffers and campaign alumni, saying: Together we have accomplished so much and I know you will keep up the good fight. Joe in the White House certainly helps.

Mondale followed the trail his political mentor, Hubert H. Humphrey, blazed, from state politics to the U.S. Senate to the vice presidency.
My condolences to the family of former Vice President Walter Mondale. A true public servant and a life well lived. Rest in power.
Statement from Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter on the Passing of Walter Mondale.
From 1984 presidential debate between Ronald Reagan and Walter Mondale. "I am not going to exploit for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience." Full video here.
A kind, knowledgeable, patriotic man who gave a lifetime of public service and moved our nation forward. Thank you, Walter Mondale.
Very sad to hear of the passing of former Vice President Walter Mondale. He served his country with great distinction and was passionate about his causes. A true public servant who will be missed. My prayers are with his family and friends.

When I was 16 years old, I met Walter Mondale. I was a bit awestruck and as I shook his hand, he introduced himself by saying with a laugh, Im Walter Mondale. I once ran for President. 1/2.
So much to say about Walter Mondale. I will always think of him as the chief sponsor of the Fair Housing Act and first presidential candidate to ask a woman to join him on the ticket. Ahead of his time.

My statement on the passing of Walter Mondale.
We drink deeply from wells we did not dig. I mourn the passing of VP Walter Mondale, whose lasting legacy includes a law that helped my family move into a home in an all-white neighborhood with good schools that gave me the foundation to servejust as he didas a U.S. Senator.

"Just as George Washington set the contours for the presidency, Mondale more than anyone else made the vice presidency into a robust and constructive institution.".
Walter Mondale (1928-2021).
Walter Mondale, although losing the Presidential election in a landslide to Ronald Reagan, was a ground politician. The first to name a woman, Geraldine Ferraro, as his running mate. A generation later, we have a woman as Vice President. Thank you, Mr. Vice President.

, Ex-Vice President and Champion of Liberal Politics, Dies at 93.
Walter Mondale, Ex-Vice President and Champion of Liberal Politics, Dies at 93.
I loved Walter Mondale and Im not the only one. Mondale was a giant not only because of the positions he heldMinnesota Attorney General, U.S. Senator, Vice President, Democratic Presidential candidate and Ambassadorbut because of the work that he did.

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Family says former Vice President Walter Mondale has died at 93.
JUST IN: Jimmy Carter remembers Walter Mondale as "best vice president in our country's history".
Walter Mondale is being remembered as a public servant with wisdom and wit as well as an effective policymaker. Former President Jimmy Carter says Mondale was an invaluable partner, an able servant of the people of Minnesota, the U.S. and the world.

When Senator Walter Mondale went to the Moon: the Apollo 1 fire and the myths we create.
My memories of the first presidential candidate I covered a man who told hard truths to voters who preferred magical thinking.
Room Rater In Memoriam. Walter Mondale has died. He was 93 years old.
Walter Mondale shaking hands with a rising Democratic figure at The George Washington University in 2015.
Rest in Power, Vice President Walter Mondale. You would have made an excellent President too. A great Democrat and a true patriot.
Mondale served Minnesota as attorney general and U.S. senator. He followed the trail blazed by his political mentor, Hubert H. Humphrey, to the vice presidency, serving under Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981.

Walter "Fritz" Mondale, who served as vice president under then-President Jimmy Carter before waging his own unsuccessful White House bid in 1984, has died, according to a family spokesperson. He was 93.

Walter Mondale On day after his 53rd birthday - Jan. 6, 1981 - he announced his defeat in the electoral college: Walter F. Mondale has received 49 votes." Ovation. Mondale to Tip O'Neill: "A landslide" O'Neill: "Very impressive".

Jimmy Carter: "I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country's history. During our admin, Fritz used his political skill and personal integrity to transform the vice presidency into a dynamic, policy-driving force.".

This was Walter Mondale's last message - sent out once he passed away this evening to all of his staff who worked for him over the years.
Walter Mondale an honest man. Rest in peace Walter.
Walter Mondale, vice president to Jimmy Carter, dies at 93.
In 1984, Walter Mondale's aides told him it would send wrong message for him and Geraldine Ferraro--first major party ticket including a woman--to publicly hold hands in the air, so they avoided doing so.

Walter Mondale, a liberal icon and a true mensch, has died. Forever an advocate for children, he championed universal childcare (vetoed by Nixon in 1971) and later turned his attention to the plight of maltreated children. 1/4.

Opinion: Walter Mondale reinvented the vice presidency. Both Biden and Harris should thank him for it.
We told the truth, we obeyed the law, we kept the peace - Former Vice-President Walter Mondale passed away today. His contributions to this nation were numerous and significant and not nearly appreciated enough.

I never knew much about Fritz Mondale but he always struck me as a thoroughly decent human being I knew much more about Reagan - he never did.
R.I.P. Walter Mondale: Former vice president to Jimmy Carter dies at 93.
Walter Mondale, who served as vice president under Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981, has died at age 93.
Sen. Tina Smith: "I loved Walter Mondale and I'm not the only one. Mondale was a giant not only because of the positions he held ... but because of the work that he did. He provided his strong, compassionate, clear, and fearless voice to the world for over six decades.".

This is a wonderful obit of Fritz Mondale.
WATCH: Walter Mondale Oral History interview from 2007.
Former VP Walter Mondale has died at age 93, a former aide and close family friend tells NBCNews.
JUST IN: Walter Mondale, the former vice president under Jimmy Carter who later went on to wage an unsuccessful White House bid in 1984, has died at the age of 93.
Read: Former Vice President Walter Mondale's last message to staff. "Well my time has come. I am eager to rejoin Joan and Eleanor.".
Walter Mondale, who boosted the status of the vice presidency and later suffered a crushing loss in his own White House bid, has died. He was 93.
Thanks Team JohnFugelsang host of TME for recognizing the passing of Walter Mondale and honoring his statesmanship and legacy.
Walter Mondale was a true public servant and my friend and mentor. He set a high bar for himself and kept passing it and raising it, passing it and raising it. As MN AG, Senator, Vice President, Ambassador and Presidential candidate he was kind and dignified to the end.

Walter Mondale is a great American. He took on Reagan and tried to give us the First Woman VP. Heaven preserve him.
Wow. Walter Mondale, Jimmy Carter's vice president, dies at 93.
My latest Walter Mondale reinvented the vice presidency. Both Biden and Harris should thank him for it.
Our condolences to Walter Mondale's family and friends.
RIP Walter Mondale, a man who fought the devil in real time.
Rest in peace former Vice President Walter Mondale, a great leader and even greater person. Far beyond the honorifics - and he had earned many - he lived to serve the people with purpose and kindness. May his memory be a blessing and comfort to all who loved him.

Walter Mondale was a fixture in Minnesota politics but more importantly, he was a kind and decent man. Praying for his children and grandchildren during their grief. I hope the thought of him reunited with Joan and Eleanor bring his family and loved ones comfort.


What You Really Think

Walter Mondale ... a true public servant who is bestowed the Ornery Onion award for knowing where was the beef (look that one up kids!)! RIP!

I remember when he stepped up and stepped in after Paul Wellstone died. I knew it wasnt where he wanted to be - in an election - but it was so important and sure wish he had won. I had so much respect for him for doing that.

This is extremely sad news My he rest in peace.

Nobody has ever missed a centrist.

R.I.P. Walter Mondale. You were and is a good man. God welcomes you to his kingdom.

One of my favorite politicians of all time.

RIP Sad his State is in such a mess. THANKS MAXINE.

Lousy Senator,VP and Nominee but seemed like a nice guy.

Such a good man.

I was a campaign volunteer in 1980. I was one of a dozen high school kids escorting rich folks to their seats at a fund raiser. Got to shake his hand, he thanked us and he gave us little plastic donkeys. RIP Mr. Mondale.

RIP.

A thoroughly decent man. RIP.

May he rest in peace. Nine decades 3. A long life. A great life.

May he rest in peace.

Sir rip.

A good man and a great American.

First vote I ever cast as a young adult.

Well done, sir, and peaceful passage to you.

The first man to have the guts to select a smart New York woman as his running mate. RIPwaltermondale.

So sorry to hear this. He was V.P. under Jimmy Carter and ran for President against Reagan in 1984. He also had Geraldine Ferrara on his ticket as Vice President. May he Rest In Prace.

Your nation thanks you for your service and you served us well.

RIP sir. Thank you for your service to our country.

My condolences to his family.

His dedication to service shall forever rest on US highest pedestal Peaceful Rest, VP Mondale My deepest condolences to his family and loved1s.

So sorry to hear this.

His heart had to be at what is happening to his beloved state.

RIP Vice President Mondale.

The Sacred Heart of Jesus, a Catholic church, is currently burning in the heart of Minneapolis just blocks away from the George Floyd protests.

RIP Walter Mondale.

Good man. Good public servant. Good life. Rest In Peace, Mr. VP.

That is very sad news.

Good man.

:(.

Humphrey and Mondale. Minnesota has produced some very fine Senators.

A true legend of Minnesota history.

Back when liberals were somewhat normal. Now theyre Marxist anti-American baby killers.

We lost a Legend in Minnesota I will indeed miss him.

Mondale, best known as Jimmy Carters vice president and Ronald Reagans challenger in 1984, also served as Minnesota attorney general and U.S. senator.

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