A twist of fate – a vacancy, and then an appointment to fill it – led Mr. Mondale to enter state politics. Now another came who would send him to Washington. When Johnson chose Mr. Humphrey as his partner, Mr. Humphrey was chosen to fill Mr. Humphrey’s Senate seat. He was sworn in by Mr. Humphrey at Bethesda Naval Medical Center, where Mr. Mondale had an emergency appendage. He was subsequently elected to the Senate twice without difficulty.
In the Senate, Mr. Mondley voted in favor of Johnson’s Great Society legislation, which included the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and worked to enforce fair housing legislation against powerful opposition. He pushed for programs in education, child care, health care, jobs, displacement and consumer protection.
He said that one of his strongest legislative achievements was his leadership role in making it easier for the Senate Cut a string Under a rule with 60 votes, instead of two-thirds of the vote, as previously required. One of his biggest regrets, he said, was his delay, until 1969, against the Vietnam War.
By the 1970s, Mr. Mondele’s name was on the list of potential candidates for national office. Dutifully, he wrote a campaign book, “The Accountability of Power: Toward a Responsible Presidency” (1975), in which he wrote Richard M. Criticized Nixon’s “royal president”, and then joined the race for the 1976 presidential race.
The campaign went nowhere. “I remember a year later I was running six points behind ‘Don’t Know,'” he said. In 1974, he ended the bid soon. He said he lacked the “utmost desire to be president”. The comment will come to haunt her.
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The Democratic winner, Mr. Carter, a conservative souther, was looking for a liberal running mate from the North who could help him garner support in industrialized states. Mr. Mondale was at the top of everyone’s list, but he had mixed feelings until he got an agreement from the nominee that he would have a full policy role, largely to the vice president at large. Was extended by formal functions.
Mr Mondley’s Chief of Staff Richard Moe said Mr Humphrey was equally persuasive. “” Fritz, ‘he said,’ if you have a chance to become Vice President, you should take it, “Mr. Moe recalled.