Democrats: Soul Brother Humphrey

In his first week as an official candidate, Hubert Humphrey acquired a zippy, red-striped jetliner and went on his way gathering delegate strength, campaign contributions, popular support and increasing self-confidence. "I'm going to win," he predicted.

His Washington headquarters was in a state of chaos—campaign buttons were in short supply, the phones and elevators unreliable—but the Vice President himself was making harmonious headway toward the Democratic nomination. Maryland's 49-vote delegation adopted a unit rule over the protests of Kennedy and McCarthy supporters, virtually assuring Humphrey of all 49 votes. In a brief visit to New York City, Humphrey sat down to...