Use the acceptance speeches of the Democratic nominees for President and Vice President in 1984 (found in the Learn section) and discuss the issues that Democrats highlighted that year in hopes of retaking the White House. Remember that President Reagan was polling far ahead of Mondale that summer and fall, and so the Democrats entered the campaign at a disadvantage. How do these speeches, and even Mondale’s selection of Ferraro as his running-mate, reflect those challenges?
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