The Nation: How Humphrey Made His Choice

With unexpected suddenness, after 20 years of reaching eagerly for the presidency, Hubert Humphrey made his wrenching personal decision: not this time. TIME National Political Correspondent Robert Ajemian was with Humphrey for several days before his announcement and talked with him in his office afterward. Ajemian's report:

All year I've been alone with these decisions," said Hubert Humphrey as he flew from Minnesota back to Washington, where he would soon have to decide whether to give up his deepest ambition. "I have no political counselor whose judgment I totally trust. In the old days,...

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