Democrats: The Exodus Begins

Like Adlai Stevenson before him, Hubert Humphrey somehow seemed taller in defeat. His final, fierce effort to overtake Richard Nixon had already won back the respect of many. His gracious acceptance of the loss disarmed most of the remaining critics. On his desk in Washington lay mountains of mail from Democrats and Republicans alike, nearly all of it favorable. Even while he relaxed last week in the Virgin Islands, he relayed word to friends in Washington that in any planning for the future of the Democratic Party, he was to be...

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