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“Mailer Says Feminists and Ferraro Will Cost Mondale the Election.” Article-interview by George B. Clay, Sr. Springville Journal (East Aurora, New York), 1 November. “Ferraro is a stunning candidate,” Mailer said, but will cost the Democrats the election. The Democrats, he said, should have learned about selecting a candidate too early following the fiasco with Sen. Thomas Eagleton, George McGovern’s first running mate. He added that feminists on a power trip “have become the Republicans’ greatest unwitting friend.” He added that J.F.K. was a great candidate because he was an existentialist: “You simply didn’t know where America was going to go.”