Almost every parlor pundit in the country has his own theory about how—if at all—Hubert Horatio Humphrey can manage to save the day for the Democrats. The armchair strategy, which could be called Operation Resuscitation, would commit the Vice President to one of three more or less clearly defined alternatives:

1. The Shock Ploy. This is the most extreme version of the theory that Humphrey must above all dissociate himself from Lyndon Johnson. He resigns forthwith as Vice President (this has been seriously considered by Columnists Clayton Fritchey, Ted Lewis and others) and proves that he has at last become his...

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