Campaign Trail Results: Game #24436

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. Humphrey31931,973,09043.97
---- Richard Nixon16530,539,89042.00
---- George Wallace5310,206,79514.04

Visits:

  • Ohio:3
  • California:2
  • Florida:2
  • Virginia:2
  • Illinois:1
  • Nevada:1
  • North Carolina:1

Answers:

  • What is your overall position on the Vietnam War?
    I'm in no position to comment on the conduct of the war. When I'm President I will do everything in my power to seek peace, but I cannot undermine the current Administration.
  • 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?
    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 worst thing we can do right now is to sabotage the progress we have seen by continuing to squander our money on a war in Vietnam. I support a full employment economy as well -- meaning we must be vigilant against misguided attempts to raise interest rates.
  • Are you satisfied with the progress of desegregation in this country since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964?
    We need to be very aggressive in fighting racism and its effects where they exist. I support programs such as busing, affirmative action, the new HUD department, and anything else that is necessary to integrate all regions of the United States.
  • 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.
  • Some have proposed implementing an Environmental Protection Agency at the federal level to combat industrial pollution. Would you support this as President?
    This is something I whole-heartedly support. We have rivers that are unusable to humans, acid rain falling from the skies, and smog so thick in some cities that people can barely see.
  • Should Lyndon Johnson have been able to prevent the Tet Offensive?
    We could have prevented the Tet Offensive entirely if we'd never entangled ourselves in this Vietnamese quagmire.
  • Would you be willing to place increasing responsibility in the hands of South Vietnam for their own defense?
    My goal is President will be to negotiate a comprehensive peace treaty between North and South Vietnam and end this war. That is the only real solution.
  • Do you support opening a new dialogue with our Communist adversaries, such as the Soviet Union and China?
    The best way to prevent future Communist aggression is not through the death of 25,000 American kids in Vietnam. I support a comprehensive summit aimed at codifying peace in the modern world.
  • 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 on the legality of abortion? Would you attempt to legalize or prohibit this practice at the federal level?
    I support the right of women to control their reproductive destiny. This should be defended at the federal level.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the overall thrust of this policy. Foreign trade supports our Cold War allies, reduces the cost of goods in America, and supports a broader economic prosperity.
  • Do we need more spending in the War on Poverty, especially in light of the riots since 1965?
    We are the greatest nation on earth and we cannot rest until every citizen has an opportunity to share in that prosperity.
  • 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?
    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.
  • 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?
    What we saw in Chicago was a police riot, pure and simple.
  • 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.