Democrats: He Smelleth the Battle Afar Off

Hardly had Hubert Horatio Humphrey been nominated as the Democratic candidate for Vice President than he managed to put his foot in it. During a weekend campaign-strategy-planning trip to the L.B.J. Ranch in Texas, Hubert was summoned by the President for a walk in a cow pasture. He promptly slipped on some cow dung, but recovering his balance, cried out: "Mr. President! I just stepped on the Republican platform!"

Since the whole scene took place in front of newsmen, some Johnson and Humphrey aides winced at the bad taste of it all, but the Boss himself thought it was about...

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