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Mondale wins favor of Speaker O'Neill

House Speaker Thomas O'Neill, the country's highest-ranking Democrat, endorsed Walter Mondale for president Wednesday, saying ''he will bring greatness to the American presidency.''

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Speaker O'Neill, breaking with his own tradition of neutrality in Democratic presidential contests, told reporters Mr. Mondale is the best man for the job, ''and I will do all in my power to make sure that Walter Mondale is elected president of the United States.''

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