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Mondale: Courting the Young Activists

The Washington Post reports that for Mondale to win in Minnesota, he needs to connect with the young activists who were behind the momentum in the Wellstone campaign. Perhaps that was why he was seen as a rally on Friday night "[w]ith scruffy twenty-somethings hopping up and down . . . awkwardly bobb[ing] his head and tapp[ing] his foot to the thumping rock song he didn’t seem to know."

You can fool some of the people some of the time. If there was any time before the election, this ploy would surely fail. The question is whether Mondale’s pandering to youth will be successful in the few days before the election.

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