which led many Americans to believe that the North Vietnamese were stronger than had been reported, and that the war was not nearing an end.
Humphrey set up offices for preparation, and unsuccessfully courted Larry O'Brien as campaign manager.
As Vice President, Humphrey oversaw turbulent times in America, including race riots and growing frustration and anger over the large number of casualties in the Vietnam War.
President Johnson's popularity had plummeted as the election grew closer.
The Johnson campaign tried many tactics to negate the war's detractors before the New Hampshire primary, including the circulation of the slogan, "the communists in Vietnam are watching...don't vote for fuzzy thinking and surrender".
Humphrey tried to encourage Johnson to be more involved in the campaign, but the President seemed uninterested.