This text is from the back of the Crimson & Clover
album, by Tommy James
& the Shondells. Roulette Records #42023
. There is no explanation anywhere on the packaging for the message on the back cover, reproduced verbatim below.
December 2, 1968
"Dear Tommy and the Shondells,"
What a wonderful team you are and what great help you gave my 1968 Presidential Campaign. Thanks so very much. You added vitality and pleasure to so many campaign rallys. You made sacrifices in my behalf, "you cooperated enthusiastically," you made my cause your own and helped it immeasurably. No one will be happier than I to see your futher success. You have what it takes for top stardom...youth, idealism, talent, and zest. I look forward to being with you on future occasions. My deep appreciation and best wishes for the holidays and a New Year rich with blessings.
Hubert H. Humphrey