Mondale — Proud of Losing 49 States

One of the few outposts of political sanity in American’s newspapers is the New York Post’s Page Six. Since Page Six is actually a gossip column, I don’t see it much, but every now and then Mrs. Rocket points out a politically friendly item. Like today, when Richard Johnson comments on Walter Mondale’s interview at a Democratic function:
“Former presidential candidate Walter Mondale is proud he favored taxes, rather than tax cuts, even though he lost in a landslide in 1984. In D.C. Wednesday at a conference with Jimmy Carter to discuss the Camp David accords, former Carter adviser Leon Charney asked Mondale, ‘When you were running for president, why did you mention that you would raise taxes? That was the kiss of death.’ Mondale responded, ‘I already knew that the race was lost, and I just felt an obligation to warn Americans of an impending financial crisis. When you’re just a private citizen, no one listens. So I took the opportunity while I still had the podium.’ Mondale must have forgotten how Ronald Reagan, after beating Mondale, cut taxes and created the biggest economic boom in history.”
Hey, it’s nice to know someone remembers.

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