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'Second in Command: Choosing the Next Vice President'

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Walter Mondale, left, and Joe Biden
Vice President Joe Biden shook hands with former Vice President Walter Mondale as they participated in a forum honoring Mondale's legacy, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015, at George Washington University in Washington.
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Some insights into a big decision coming up in the next few days, the vice presidential selections by Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Vice presidential scholar Joel Goldstein discusses what the presidential candidates are looking for in a running mate. Former Vice President Walter Mondale weighed in as well. 

Goldstein is professor of law at St. Louis University and author of "The White House Vice Presidency: The Path to Significance, Mondale to Biden."

Recorded July 7, 2016 at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Professor Larry Jacobs, moderator.