Now Humphrey says he will leave the Republican Party if Trump wins, and is grappling with the fact that he may vote for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton next month.
“I never in my wildest nightmare thought that I might vote for Hillary Clinton, but in my wildest nightmare, I never imagined anyone as creepy as Donald Trump,” Humphrey told CNN from his home in Chichester, New Hampshire.
It’s a feeling echoed by many voters across the country, frustrated by a choice between two candidates with record-low favorability ratings.
The 76-year-old New Hampshire conservative still believes Kasich would have made a “wonderful” president and was wistful as he sifted through old Kasich pamphlets.
Humphrey reflected on how well he got to know Kasich on the campaign trail, better than any other presidential candidates he’d campaigned with before, including Ronald Reagan.