The happy warrior, Hubert Humphrey paid the price for doing the right thing. He stood by his principles, though he knew them unpopular. Weeks before the election, he must have taken a slip of "wake the hell up" and realized he was in a popularity contest. He shifted his stance, but it was too late. In those days the news cycle was measured in days and hours, not minutes and seconds like today. His campaign was honorable and he stands as a giant of the old guard who put their own ambition second to what is best for America.
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