The Also-Rans

Episode 2: Whatever Became of Hubert?

August 07, 2021 Mark A. Lempke Season 1 Episode 2
The Also-Rans
Episode 2: Whatever Became of Hubert?
Show Notes

With special guest Dr. Jennifer Delton of Skidmore College. 1968 was a year of turmoil in many parts of the world. In the U.S., this was most keenly felt in protests over the Vietnam War, the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert Kennedy, and the violence outside of the Democrats' convention in Chicago. Their nominee that year, Hubert H. Humphrey, is the focus of our second episode. We will chart how Humphrey built up the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party in Minnesota and his humane, pragmatic, and consensus-driven approach to midcentury liberalism.