One of the triumphs of Hubert Humphrey's Senate career was his 81-hour interview with Nikita Khrushchev in 1958. As Vice President, he would like nothing better than to repeat such for eign policy triumphs, but some frustration has already set in.
The election results were scarcely in before a rumor flew that Humphrey was about to be dispatched to Europe to mend NATO fences and to talk with Charles de Gaulle. Nothing has come of that. Next came a rumor that Humphrey would visit India and Pakistan and help patch up their differences.
Nothing has come of that either.
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