Democrats: Waiting for an Alternative

Waiting for an Alternative

Flashing his brightest smile, Cleveland's Mayor Carl Stokes shouted to the Negro youths in the Hough ghetto: "Who's gonna be the next President of the United States?"

"Stokes!" returned the chorus.

"No! No! No!" chided the Negro Mayor. "Who is this man by my side?" A few uncertain voices replied: "Humphrey." "All right," repeated Stokes. "Now who's gonna be the next President of the United States?" Chorus: "Humphrey." Stokes: "I can't hear you." Chorus: "Humphrey!"

Eventually Stokes got the volume he wanted, but for Hubert Humphrey, looking ahead more...

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