Walter Frederick Mondale (born the January 5th 1928) is an American politician , member of the democratic party. He was the vice-president of the president Jimmy Carter of 1977 with 1981 unhappy, and democratic candidate vis-a-vis for the president Ronald Reagan in 1984.
Walter Mondale begins a career from lawyer before moving towards the policy, thanks to the support of the senator Hubert Humphrey.
It is in 1976 that the democratic candidate with the presidential election Jimmy Carter designates it as his fellow candidate. Mondale symbolizes then, at the side of the Sudiste Carter, industrial North, Libéral and syndicalized.
Elected official the November 2nd 1976, Walter Mondale is the first “modern” vice-president of the United States: he takes indeed, contrary to his predecessors, a big part in the development of the American policy, and obtains to have his office within the White House.
After the failure of the democratic tandem vis-a-vis Ronald Reagan in 1980, Mondale takes the head of the Democratic party, and is essential easily like candidate on the presidential election of 1984.
However, in spite of a courageous campaign (it is the first to designate a woman, Geraldine Ferraro, as colistière, or to affirm that it will have to increase the taxes if it is elected), it undergoes a defeat cuisante with only 41% of the voices compared with 59% for Reagan and gains one State, Minnesota.
In 2002, following the death of the senator Paul Wellstone, the democratic party requires of him to be presented in replacement. It is beaten with the mid-terms elections, putting an end so that it names “its last political countryside”.
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