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Old 06-08-2016, 07:06 PM
adaher adaher is offline
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Location: Florida
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Humphery was the best candidate the Democrats had that was both acceptable to the base and to the establishment.

The Democratic Party in 1968 was brutally divided three ways and had just seen a likely unifier get shot. You had the establishment which supported the Vietnam War, you had the anti-war liberals, and then you had the segregationists, who went third party. It's a miracle Humphery did as well as he did.