Campaign Trail Results: Game #55528

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. Humphrey43935,051,56147.83
---- Richard Nixon5429,123,87439.74
---- George Wallace459,115,24212.44

Visits:

  • Oklahoma:3
  • Vermont:3
  • Colorado:1
  • Florida:1
  • Missouri:1
  • New Hampshire:1
  • Tennessee:1
  • 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?
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Do you believe that the black community in most cities overreacted to the assassination of Martin Luther King this past April?
    That was a very tough event for many of us to take, no matter what our backgrounds were. I believe that more precautions should have been taken to keep things from getting out of hand, but we must also remember that most Negroes wanted no part of these riots.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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%?
    The Republicans are grasping at straws with this inflation argument. They know that Kennedy and Johnson have managed the economy far better than Eisenhower, so they are resorting to the only argument they have left.
  • 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 causing the massive increase of crime in America? How will you reverse the trend?
    There is a cynicism in our poorest neighborhoods engendered by poverty and by the brutality of the police. I will vigorously address both of these issues when I'm elected.
  • 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.
  • What is your position on expanding the Clean Air Act of 1963? Do you believe that stricter enforcement against pollutants is necessary, or does the current law suffice?
    We need to find a balance between protecting the environment and protecting our economy. I support this Act but we also need to enforce it in a practical manner.
  • 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.
  • 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?
    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.