The Nation: A Plea for Unity

The most unusual call to rally round Richard Nixon's upcoming inauguration comes from his old Democratic adversary Hubert Humphrey. In a 60-second TV spot he made at the request of the President's inaugural committee, Humphrey delivers a nonpartisan plea for American unity—a happy thought that he agreed to pass on before the bombing of North Viet Nam resumed. Humphrey went ahead with the taping despite the raids, but as an aide said curtly: "It's not a policy endorsement."


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