A former United States vice president Walter Mondale, who served under the reign of ex-president Jimmy Carter, is dead, US media reported. He was 93 years old.
Mondale served as vice president under Jimmy Carter from 1977 to 1981.
“Well my time has come. I am eager to rejoin Joan and Eleanor,” Mondale said in a statement to his staff and released to the public after his death, referring to his late wife Joan, who died in 2014, and daughter Eleanor, who died in 2011 at age 51. “Before I go I wanted to let you know how much you mean to me,” Quoting from aljazeera.
In 1984, Mondale run for the office, He picks Rep. Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate made him the first major-party presidential nominee to put a woman on the ticket.
However, things didn’t go as plan after he declare of his intention to raise taxes which would later go on to define the race.
On election say, Mondale won only Minnesota and the District of Columbia.
“I did my best,” Mondale said the day after the election and blamed no one but himself.
The 39th US president, Jimmy Carter wrote, as his extend condolences to his former number two’s family, “Today I mourn the passing of my dear friend Walter Mondale, who I consider the best vice president in our country’s history”.
“He was an invaluable partner and an able servant of the people of Minnesota, the United States and the world.”
Former President Barack Obama , mourned Mondale’s passing, said Mondale “championed progressive causes and changed the role of VP.”
Current Vice President Kamala Harris also said said Mondale “led an extraordinary life of service during the Korean war, as a senator and vice president.”