Campaign Trail Results: Game #24102

This Game:

  • Year: 1968
  • Player Candidate: Hubert H. Humphrey
  • Running Mate: Edmund Muskie
  • 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. Humphrey43834,854,97047.66
---- Richard Nixon5428,636,28139.16
---- George Wallace459,643,46413.19

Visits:

  • Florida:3
  • Ohio:3
  • North Carolina:2
  • California:1
  • Indiana:1
  • Nevada:1
  • New Hampshire: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?
    We need to pull our forces out of Vietnam as soon as possible. This war is a national disgrace.
  • 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?
    If we had peace in Vietnam and more investment in education here at home, we wouldn't be having these riots.
  • What is your opinion of Lyndon Johnson's new Medicare program?
    Medicare is only the beginning of what we need to do in this country. I support a national health care system for all Americans.
  • 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 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.
  • Would you be willing to place increasing responsibility in the hands of South Vietnam for their own defense?
    This should be the primary goal of our policy in Vietnam. It's tragic how many American boys have died to defend a country that is not ready to defend itself.
  • What is the maximum number of troops that you would commit to Vietnam?
    Is this question some kind of a joke? We need to withdraw all American troops from Vietnam.
  • 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.
  • Are you concerned with some of the activist stances that Earl Warren has taken in his time with the Supreme Court?
    The Warren Court is the first Supreme Court in history which has had the guts to use constitutional law for the benefit of the common citizen. I will continue to appoint sound judges like Mr. Warren, Abe Fortas, and Thurgood Marshall.
  • Can you comment on the newly created Head Start program?
    Programs like Head Start are the only way that we will end poverty in our cities and rural districts. I fought for this program from the beginning and I will support it as President.
  • Do you think the Department of Housing and Urban Development, newly created by Lyndon Johnson, serves a useful purpose in American life?
    We need to do everything in our power to ensure that our poorest citizens have affordable housing. The HUD department is a centerpiece of this initiative.
  • 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?
    Our former immigration policy was a national embarrassment. This country was built by immigrants and my only complaint right now is that the overall number of visas is still far too low for our needs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Can we all agree that the Black Panthers are a menace to the security of the United States?
    I support a fair shake for every American. I support programs that help black businesses. I support desegregation. I oppose groups like the Black Panthers that have contributed to the rioting and chaos that has swept the nation these past three years.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • What is the overall theme of your campaign, remembering that the Democratic Party is underfunded and severely divided?
    For two decades I have fought for organized labor and supported the Civil Rights movement. I will focus heavily on my biography as I travel.
  • 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 remind the American people that we stand at a critical juncture in the Civil Rights movement, pledge my full support, and also pledge to end the violence in the streets.
  • 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.
  • 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.