The Vice-Presidency: Playing Second Clarinet

After more than six months in the most dispiriting of top U.S. political offices, Hubert Horatio Humphrey appears to be more full of spirit than ever. As salesman for the Great Society, the Vice President of the U.S. roams the countryside with his gift of gab and his sunburst smile; the people seem to love it, and he certainly does.

So, by all accounts, does Lyndon Johnson, the man whom Humphrey promised to love, honor and obey when he took on the vice-presidency. Wherever Johnson cannot be, Humphrey is. Last week that meant a two-day, five-speech swing...

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