Campaign Trail Results: Game #23516

This Game:

  • Year: 1968
  • Player Candidate: Hubert H. Humphrey
  • Running Mate: Fred Harris
  • Difficulty Level: Impossible
  • Winner Take All Mode?: Yes
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CandidateElectoral VotesPopular VotesPop. Vote %
---- Hubert H. Humphrey41833,666,58246.15
---- Richard Nixon6629,311,96240.18
---- George Wallace539,966,43913.66

Visits:

  • Ohio:7
  • Illinois:2
  • North Carolina:2
  • Virginia:1

Answers:

  • Would you consider sending troops into Laos, Cambodia, or North Vietnam to more aggressively combat the flow of Communist troops into South Vietnam?
    Absolutely not. I'm looking for ways to end this war with an honorable peace agreement, not ways to incite the wrath of Red China.
  • 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?
    Our first priority is always to have strong law enforcement. We also need more spending on education, more integration in our schools, and more programs to ensure that blacks can advance in our society after the stain of segregation.
  • 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?
    The unemployment rate right now is under four percent. Workers, particularly those in labor unions, enjoy high purchasing power and an ever-expanding lifestyle. Economic growth throughout the 1960s has been outstanding.
  • Are you satisfied with the progress of desegregation in this country since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
    We have achieved great strides on this issue in the past twenty years -- and let the record show that Hubert H. Humphrey was at the forefront of this movement as early as 1948. We still have a long way to go, however, before we can truly realize the dream of Martin Luther King.
  • What is your opinion of the military draft that is currently in place?
    We need to make sure that our military is adequately filled with personnel. That being said, I would prefer to see a volunteer system in place. I'm confident that there are enough patriotic young men in this country to make that system work.
  • 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.
  • What is the maximum number of troops that you would commit to Vietnam?
    We need to reduce our troop strength to the minimum necessary level to prevent the downfall of South Vietnam while we work these issues out at the bargaining table.
  • What is your opinion on the legality of abortion? Would you attempt to legalize or prohibit this practice at the federal level?
    We all have our own opinions on this practice, but I think the current system is the one that we should stay with. The individual states should be allowed to legislate on abortion as they so please.
  • Would you appoint federal judges who support the decision Engel v. Vitale outlawing mandatory school prayer?
    We have Catholics, Jews, and others in this country who should not be forced to pray in a certain way because of what some principal believes in a public school. This is a First Amendment issue in my opinion.
  • If elected as President, what would you do to lower the inflation rate in this country, which currently stands at over 4%?
    Right now we have the strongest economy almost in the history of the United States. Unemployment is at 3% and our national output is growing at a furious pace. Compared to this, our 4% inflation rate is a pretty minor concern.
  • Have you given any thought to programs that would set racial quotas for job hiring or college admissions, in order to accelerate the process of integration?
    We absolutely need laws prohibiting discrimination, and we need to go the extra mile in ensuring equal opportunity for women and minorities. Kennedy and Johnson's executive orders relating to federal hiring do just that.
  • 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?
    This is a fair and sensible policy that will allow skilled immigrants to enter the United States. It's ludicrous to state that this will somehow compromise our culture and our values.
  • 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.
  • Would you consider a constitutional amendment to outlaw the birth control pill, given the Supreme Court's decisions on that issue?
    We have bigger priorities to deal with right now in America. I don't think that most Americans support or expect this kind of an initiative.
  • 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 you believe that President Johnson overstepped his bounds in negotiating the Kennedy Round of trade agreements? Do you support the liberalization of international trade under the GATT?
    I support these international trade negotiations, but we must be sure that we don't undermine the rights of our own unions with one-sided agreements.
  • What is the overall theme of your campaign, remembering that the Democratic Party is underfunded and severely divided?
    I will reaffirm my support for the Great Society and pledge to do everything in my power to end the Vietnam War.
  • 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?
    My speech will hinge on a defense of liberalism and on the strong economy. I will call for a truce in Vietnam and for a truce on the racial issues in our country.
  • An alarming percentage of union voters are inspired by the aggressively racist rhetoric of George Wallace. What will you do to win this group back to your side?
    We need to remind union workers at every opportunity that Mr. Wallace is anti-union and regressive on every economic issue of the day.
  • 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.
  • After the debacle of the convention in Chicago, are you willing to make a statement condemning the student protestors? Or conversely, one blaming the Chicago police?
    I think there's a lot of blame for both sides. Surely we can all agree that violence cannot be condoned, whatever the source.
  • 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?
    This is bordering on treason. The American people deserve to hear about this.