Saturday, October 13, 2007

Mondale, The Deathly Endorsement of Presidential Aspirations

I'll admit, I was getting nervous about Hillary Clinton's chances in 2008 until I saw this:

Former Vice President Walter Mondale, the 1984 Democratic presidential nominee, is planning to endorse Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), The Hill has learned.

Mondale’s endorsement could prove especially valuable in Iowa, which borders his home state of Minnesota. Mondale won Iowa overwhelmingly in the ’84 primary.

The endorsement is fitting given Mondale’s decision more than two decades ago to select Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate, the first time a woman was tapped to serve on a major party’s presidential ticket. If Clinton wins the Democratic nomination, she would also make history.

The Clinton campaign did not respond to several requests for comment.

Heh. I'd avoid comment, too, if I were the Clinton campaign. Associating your campaign with Walter Mondale is hardly helpful unless you really think you need Minnesota in the general election.

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