Nation: Humphrey on What's Wrong

Before swinging into the last lap of his campaign, Hubert Humphrey paused to reflect on what had gone wrong, what part his own personality had played in his troubles and how he still hopes to govern the U.S. During an interview with Humphrey in Washington, TIME Correspondent Hays Gorey found him newly self-confident, by turns introspective and expansive, self-pitying and resolutely cheery. Humphrey naturally stressed his role as the underdog, tended to blame outside factors for his difficulties, and spoke with such unwarranted optimism that his words occasionally took on an aura of unreality. Nonetheless, they mirror Humphrey's current mood.

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