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...