Walter Mondale on the role of the vice president

Former Vice President Walter Mondale had a different, and more elevated, role as vice president than did all of his predecessors. In a 2002 speech, he talks about the challenges of serving in the number two role. It was part of "50 Years: The Mondale Lectures on Public Service."

Vice President Walter Mondale
Vice President Walter Mondale delivers his address to the Indochinese refugee conference of the United Nations in the Palais de Nations in Geneva on Saturday, July 21, 1979.
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