Former U.S. Vice Presiden Walter Mondale visited Vermont Friday to help welcome UVM's new president Thomas Sullivan.
Before the ceremony he sat down with local reporters to discuss the nation's current political climate, which he calls 'a train wreck'. Mondale served under the Carter administration, was a U.S. Senator from Minnesota, and ran unsuccessfully against Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election. He says he's most frustrated with the exploitation of religious issues between political parties.
"Issues that were two people disaggreeing wtih each other became issues of good and evil, you don't compromise if you think that way," said Mondale.
Mondale is supporting President Obama in the upcoming election but added he hopes the President is better prepared for the next debate.