Unformatted text preview: office. President Kennedy chose Lyndon Johnson as his running mate primarily because Johnson was a Southerner who could help carry the key state of Texas; that Johnson was the powerful majority leader of the Senate was less important. Walter Mondale's background in the Senate, on the other hand, made him a logical vice president for Jimmy Carter, who was the governor of Georgia and running as a Washington outsider. In the case of Dick Cheney, George W. Bush's vice president, experience was likely key; while the president had been a two-term governor of Texas, Cheney served in Congress, as White House chief of staff, and secretary of defense....
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