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“The Vice Presidency Is an Impossible Job”


Photo credit: Jimmy W. Cochran, Midwestern State University

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The day after his nomination as the Democratic candidate for president, Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. called President Johnson to discuss potential nominees for his vice presidential running mate. Johnson highlighted the qualities necessary in a vice president and reflected that Humphrey himself was the ideal choice for “an impossible job.”


August 29, 1968
LBJ Ranch

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