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BillZBubb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-20-05 02:41 PM
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71. Some revisionist history there.
Edited on Sat Aug-20-05 02:41 PM by amBushed
Humphrey was not, and did not run as an anti-war candidate. That was his biggest mistake. He wanted to remain loyal to Johnson's policies as the sitting Vice President, so he didn't criticize the war at all until almost the end of the campaign.

Bobby Kennedy and Eugene McCarthy were the anti-war candidates, not Humphrey. Humphrey was tied to Johnson's pro-war policy, that's why he lost.

Nixon was free to criticize the war because he had no IWR equivalent on his record.
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