The Vice-Presidency: Hubert's Holiday

Just before Vice President-elect Hubert Humphrey left for his post-election vacation in the Virgin Islands, he taped a television interview during which he discussed the exhausting length of the U.S. presidential race. "What we really find ourselves doing with these long, extended campaigns of two and three months is replaying old material," said Hubert. "Therefore I think that you tend to become tired, the public becomes a little tired."

But even on vacation, Hubert acted as if he wouldn't really mind if the campaign went on twelve months a year. His Caribair plane had barely set down at St. Thomas...