Community involvement often turns into political participation for UC students, as demonstrated by Ed Roberts, involved with Students for Mondale and Ferraro in 1984. The engineering student was distributing literature on the bridge in front of TUC and dressed for the job with buttons stating, "Question Authority," "Hiroshima Never Again," "America Needs New Leadership," "Bread Not Bombs" and "Stop U.S. Intervention in South America." The presidential election in the fall of '84 was a contest between the incumbent President Ronald Reagan and former Vice President Walter Mondale, the Democratic candidate who chose U.S. Rep. Geraldine Ferraro as his running mate. Reagan and his running mate, George Bush, won with 58.8 percent of the popular vote.