Listen: Congress, Hubert Humphrey, Vice President discussed on Public Affairs Events
"The same manner. Stanford. I suppose the first answer that I would have that question which Hubert Humphrey, do you want me to debate? One is running for the office of Brandon. Which position I suppose, this is really the problem. But being being quite direct. I will repeat again what I have said on many programs. I debated a nineteen sixty I would be willing to debate the nominee of the other party in nineteen sixty eight. However, I would not participate in a what I would call a three wings ring circus. You can't have a debate between three people because then you're gonna have a gang fight with two against one or one against three or whatever the case might be depending upon how it turned up. But if if the congress can work out the law in such a way that the equal time provisions can be amended or suspended so that there can be a two-man debate. I have indicated that I would debate Mr. Harper. Yes, of course, in nineteen sixty you had more than two candidates often for the presidency, and you and Mr. Kennedy way will debate at that time. The difference. And that's just the point. That's in the congress today in nineteen sixty s see the congress passed a law that the other candidates were so minor in character. The congress passed the law directly allowing the networks to allow the two major party candidates to to to the bait. And and allowing the network and providing the networks would not have to get equal time to anybody else this time, the congress is debating whether or not it will also allow a third party candidate Mr. Wallace to half time. Now, if you put three men in on a on a on a stage to debate it isn't gonna work. I think anybody would agree with that. The three main candidates you wouldn't want to debate. Mr. honest debate with three I'll take I'll take on anyone. But I'm not gonna take on too. Vice president Nixon.."