LBJ pledges his support for Hubert Humphrey's running mate in 1968
Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey Jr. called President Johnson to inform him that he had chosen Sen. Edmund S. Muskie [D–Maine] to be his running mate. Humphrey asked if the President would attend the Democratic National Convention, and Johnson said he would not, suggesting that if he did, he would get in the way and distract attention from Humphrey’s nomination.
Date: Aug 29, 1968
Participants: Lyndon B. Johnson, Hubert H. Humphrey Jr.
Conversation Number: WH6808-05-13341