Campaign Trail Results: Game #23502

This Game:

  • Year: 1968
  • Player Candidate: Hubert H. Humphrey
  • Running Mate: John Connally
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Winner Take All Mode?: Yes
  • Game Played:
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View overall results, or a specific state:
CandidateElectoral VotesPopular VotesPop. Vote %
---- Hubert H. Humphrey41134,259,70346.87
---- Richard Nixon8129,447,80340.28
---- George Wallace459,394,61812.85

Visits:

  • Iowa:2
  • Ohio:2
  • Oklahoma:2
  • Tennessee:2
  • Vermont:2
  • Florida:1
  • South Carolina:1

Answers:

  • What is your overall position on the Vietnam War?
    We should stop bombing North Vietnam and attempt to negotiate a peace settlement. In the mean time, we should be putting our troops at risk only when absolutely necessary.
  • If elected, what will you do to get the student and Negro riots in this country under control?
    Law and order is the primary theme of my campaign. We also need to encourage investment in the ghettoes to ensure a high quality of life and prevent these occurrences.
  • What is your opinion of Lyndon Johnson's new Medicare program?
    I commend this piece of legislation. Already we see many Americans receiving health care who would otherwise be stricken with serious and/or fatal conditions.
  • Are you satisfied with this nation's economic performance over the previous five years?
    Our current economic path is not sustainable. We need to continue the growth we have seen but we cannot allow this inflation we have to continue.
  • Are you satisfied with the progress of desegregation in this country since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
    I strongly support what we have done to end the insidious practice of segregation in the South. However I'm also alarmed at some of the ideas I've heard about forced integration of neighborhoods, or the proposed busing of students to distant schools.
  • Would you be willing to call an unconditional bombing halt of North Vietnam in the hopes of restarting peace negotiations?
    I would be willing to take this step and see what develops. It is imperative that we end the war in Vietnam as soon as possible.
  • With all of the new programs that have implemented over the past five years, do you still believe there is room for the federal government to expand its responsibilities?
    I will do everything in my power to defend the Great Society initiatives that we have. In those cases where these programs fail to eradicate poverty, I will not hesitate to augment them.
  • What do you think about the efforts of the AFL-CIO and other large unions? Do they have a positive effect on America?
    The AFL-CIO is a centerpiece of the great American bargain. Our economy can never thrive unless the people who work to keep it going thrive as well. I fully support the AFL-CIO.
  • Do you believe that the newly implemented federal welfare programs will be effective?
    These will absolutely work. The condition of the indigent classes in this country is appalling.
  • Do you believe that the black community in most cities overreacted to the assassination of Martin Luther King this past April?
    The reaction that occurred should terrify any thinking American. Entire neighborhoods were burned and pillaged. They even looted their own storekeepers in many cities.
  • Do you support opening a new dialogue with our Communist adversaries, such as the Soviet Union and China?
    I support a new era in U.S. - Communist relations. We have to be realistic and accept that Communism is here to stay, and work within that framework to find reasonable compromise in foreign affairs.
  • What is your stance on the Six-Day War that occurred last year, and how should Israel handle the new territories it has taken possession of?
    Israel has every right to these territories they now occupy. They were attacked from all sides by an enemy bent on their destruction.
  • Has the current Supreme Court contributed to our disorder with decisions such as Gideon v. Wainright and Miranda v. Arizona?
    Due process for defendants is a Constitutional right. I'm confident that we will find a way to enforce the law in this country without devolving into a police state.
  • What is your opinion of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965? Is it a good idea to liberalize our immigration policy and to outlaw national origin quotas?
    We need to be vigilant on the amount of immigration that we allow, but I also agree that we shouldn't restrict the practice based on national origin. In a Cold War world, we need to be mindful of international perceptions.
  • Did you support Lyndon Johnson's 1965 intervention in the Dominican Republic?
    I do support the intervention. We also need to reexamine our policies in general towards Latin America to ensure higher economic growth and more political freedom there.
  • What do you think of the late Dr. Martin Luther King?
    We need to continue to fight for the legacy of Dr. King. The continuing poverty of the blacks in our cities and in the South is a sobering reminder of how much work is left to be done.
  • Do you support the Child Nutrition Act of 1966, which provides free breakfast and milk to qualified schoolchildren of impoverished backgrounds? Or do you believe that the program is too costly and constitutes a misuse of federal power?
    This is a sensible piece of legislation. I support it and I think that every decent American supports it too.
  • How would you prevent campus incidents like the takeover of Columbia University that occurred this past spring?
    There are some legitimate complaints behind these abhorrent actions. I will work for peace in Vietnam and civil rights in the United States. In the meantime, I support the rights of university administrators as they combat this problem.
  • The unemployment rate is currently under 4%, in spite of the chaos that prevails in our nation. What will you do as president to keep unemployment low?
    Democratic management of the economy these past eight years has been a clear success. I will continue to protect our unions and support the economy with smart government action.
  • Do we need more spending in the War on Poverty, especially in light of the riots since 1965?
    We need to focus less on handouts and more on encouraging initiative among our black and ethnic business owners. They will build the prosperity in our inner cities. I will analyze the War on Poverty on a program-by-program basis and cut those which are unnecessary.
  • What is the overall theme of your campaign, remembering that the Democratic Party is underfunded and severely divided?
    First and foremost, I will end the war in Vietnam by any means necessary. Beyond that I will support the AFL-CIO and otherwise bear the standard for liberalism in this country.
  • What will you say in your acceptance speech at the Democratic Convention in Chicago? Will you address the rioting outside and the legacy of Robert Kennedy?
    I will tactfully criticize the police overreaction and then pivot towards a promise to end the war in Vietnam.
  • Richard Nixon, perhaps remembering the debacle of 1960, has expressed little interest in a debate this election. Will you challenge him to one?
    This is a real opening for us. I will challenge Nixon on this issue relentlessly.
  • Lyndon Johnson, in his crude way, swears that he will slit your throat if you oppose his policies on Vietnam while campaigning. Will you risk his wrath and be your own man on the trail?
    Johnson is a deeply unpopular President. I don't think his threats are credible here. I will loudly call for peace in Vietnam.
  • On the weekend before the election, Lyndon Johnson's peace negotiations have collapsed with the North Vietnamese. Even worse, there are rumors that a Nixon operative has sabotaged the negotiations. Nixon swears to you on his honor that he is innocent. Will you make this an issue over the last two days of the campaign?
    We have no idea if Nixon was involved in this or not. I won't cheapen the outcome of this election and risk my own reputation with flimsy innuendo.