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Why did Hubert Humphrey lose the 1968 United States presidential election?

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  • 10 months ago
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    Primarily because he was Lyndon Johnson's vice-president. Johnson was a discredited president, with the Vietnam War going badly and being unpopular and for civil disorder at home.

    Americans wanted a president who would crack down on the rioting at home and end America's involvement in Vietnam.

    Richard Nixon promised to just that, with running on a law-and-order platform and by claiming to have a secret plan to end the war in Vietnam.

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    10 months ago

    The same reason Gerald Ford lost the election in 1976.

    Political winds had changed.

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  • 10 months ago

    He was associated with president LBJ and the endless war in Vietnam. Which by the way, was not going well. A thousand young men were coming home in coffins each month.

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  • 10 months ago

    His party escalated the involvement in the war in Vietnam and he paid a political price for it.

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  • 10 months ago

    Mostly because he supported the Vietnam War.

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