Nation: DEMOCRATS: The Lesser Evil?

HUBERT HUMPHREY has just two months to overcome his image as Lyndon Johnson's servitor and re-establish his own individuality. Yet, instead of staking out a creative and specific program of his own that would help him to do so, the Vice President seems prepared to wage his campaign on another man's record: Richard Nixon's.

Humphrey is banking heavily on the expectation that even among Democrats and independents who are not wildly enthusiastic about his own candidacy, Nixon will appear the less palatable alternative. Accordingly, he is already moving to underscore Nixon's record as a "cold warrior" and a flappable politician in an...

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