An American politician who made U.S. history in a presidential election he didn’t win is being mourned today following his passing from natural causes at the age of 93. Walter “fritz” Mondale served under President Jimmy Carter as our nations’ 42nd vice president from 1,977 until January 20th 1,981 when Ronald Reagan succeeded Carter in the white house. Mondale, a 2-term U. S. Senator from Minnesota, championed consumer protection, fair housing, tax reform and desegregation of schools while in the senate, but will be remembered most for naming Gerraldine Ferraro as his vice presidential running mate for the 1,984 election. Things didn’t go well for the democrat Mondale during that election. He carried only his home state of Minnesota and the District Of Columbia in what was a land-slide win for Ronald Reagan. Many of todays’ political leaders, including conservatives who often challenged Mondale while he was alive are praising the former vice president following his passing as a man who changed the American political land scape forever. That’s the way I see it.