Retired history professor Arnold OffnerArnold Offner, Cornelia F. Hugel Professor of History Emeritus, recently wrote an op-ed for the Washington Post, urging Democrats to follow the example of former Presidential candidate Hubert Humphrey.

Offner, author of the book Hubert Humphrey: The Conscience of the Country, explains why the former senator from Minnesota, vice president, and 1969 Democratic presidential nominee should be a role model for current political leaders. Despite not being successful in his presidential bid, Humphrey, he explains, was a successful lawmaker who was highly respected for remaining committed to his positions.

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  1. Dirk Durstein '74 says:

    It is impossible not to respect Humphrey for his legislative accomplishments (with a heavy nod to Lyndon Johnson’s influence in 1964 and 1965). It is also impossible not to detest him still for supporting the Vietnam War in 1968 as a candidate who backed into the Democratic nomination after the RFK assassination. The American public was turning against the War and reaching for a peace candidate. Instead they got HHH who gave us Richard Nixon. At a critical juncture, Humphrey sold out.

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