C., but ultimately lost the Democratic nomination to Massachusetts Senator and future President John F. In 1964, Humphrey was tapped as the running mate of President Lyndon Johnson, who went on to win in a landslide victory over Republican Barry Goldwater.
As Vice President, Humphrey oversaw turbulent times in America, including race riots and growing frustration and anger over the large number of casualties in the Vietnam War.
He also lobbied for endorsements from powerful bosses within the Democratic Party, which provided him with necessary delegates.
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The Hubert Humphrey presidential campaign of 1968 began when Vice President of the United States Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota decided to seek the Democratic Party nomination for President of the United States following the announcement by President Lyndon B.
Johnson that he would not seek the party's nomination.
Johnson had been stalled by the anti-Vietnam War candidacy of Senator Eugene Mc Carthy of Minnesota, who along with Senator Robert F.
Late in 1967, building upon anti-war sentiment, Senator Eugene Mc Carthy of Minnesota entered the race with heavy criticism of the President's Vietnam War policies.