Interview with Walter Mondale
QUESTION 5
INTERVIEWER:

WHAT I'M, WHAT I'M, WHAT I'M WONDERING ABOUT IS – WAS IT A PROBLEM AT, BECAUSE IT WAS AT THE CONVENTION, THAT IT WAS HAPPENING PUBLICLY, THAT THERE WAS A, A QUESTION HERE. WE, WE LOOK AT THE, THE WRITING ON THIS AND THEY'RE IMPLYING IN SOME WAYS, JOHNSON LET THAT IT WAS, IT WAS A CHALLENGE TO HIM PERSONALLY, TO HIS IMAGE, THAT, THAT THIS SHOULD HAPPEN IN PUBLIC. NOT THAT HE WAS OPPOSED TO IT.

Walter Mondale:

Yeah, I never, I never talked to President Johnson. I, I worked with Hubert Humphrey on it. Um, uh, as you know, there were many many news conferences uh, many public discussions uh, I think everybody knew it would be worked out in public and it was. Now some of the sessions of the committee itself and the subcommittee, were private. But I don't think there was anything that anybody there thought, that I talked to, that this matter could be handled privately.