Humphrey tried to encourage Johnson to be more involved in the campaign, but the President seemed uninterested.
He delayed meetings with Indiana Governor Roger Branigin to arrange a favorite son "stand in" for the campaign, and neglected to hire the campaign's 1964 campaign manager Larry O'Brien, despite Humphrey's insistence.
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The Hubert Humphrey presidential campaign of 1968 began when Vice President of the United States Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota decided to seek the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States following the announcement by President Lyndon B.
But Humphrey was able to convince Johnson to speak to the influential National Farmers Union in Minneapolis, ahead of the Wisconsin Primary.
Around this time, Johnson decided to drop out of the race.
The main cause of the division was the Vietnam War, which intensified during Humphrey's tenure as Vice President and grew increasingly unpopular.
Prior to Humphrey's run, President Lyndon Johnson began a campaign for re-election, entering his name in the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary for March 1968.When he informed Humphrey of his decision, the Vice President urged Johnson to remain as a candidate.Johnson replied that it was not in the best interest of the nation to mix the partisan politics of a presidential election with the ongoing Vietnam crisis, and that if elected, he probably would not be able to complete the term since the men in his family usually died in their early sixties.Open an account today to view estimates of the retirement, disability, and survivors benefits you and your growing family may be eligible for in the future. Use your account to check and manage your benefits, and much more!Create Your Account We offer a wide range of resources for families with children.