David Broder reports that Democrats are seeking Walter Mondale to replace Senator Wellstone on the Minnesota ballot. Continuing the "retro" candidacy tradition of Frank Lautenberg, Mondale last served in the Senate prior to his Vice Presidential run in 1976. The move for Mondale is a logical one for the Democrats, who need to recruit someone with a high name identification in order to stand a chance in the 8 days leading up to election day.
Mondale is 74. It is worth noting that the Mondale presidential campaign attempted to make an issue of Reagans age during the 1984 campaign. Reagan was 73. One wonders if "age and inexperience" will be an issue once again.