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Here is how political cartoonists have sized up the candidates over a tumultuous half-century.
October/november 1984 | Volume 35, Issue 6
Reagan is one happy sheriff in this cartoon from the Dallas Morning News . Inside The Old Democrat Saloon his potential opponents stage a knockdown primary fight. The characterization of Reagan as a Western figure is in keeping with strong White House emphasis on this theme during his term. Walter Mondale won the shoot-out. Reagan has run on the record of his administration, which Mondale has accused of being trigger-happy and excessively kind toward the rich. The results of the election? The people will decide, whatever the cartoonists say.