Texas: Invitation to a Brawl

No Governor has ever run successfully for a fourth term in Texas. Still, John B. Connally might have given it a try if only his old friend Lyndon Johnson had taken him aside to plead: "John, we need you. Please run again next year." The President, mindful of Connally's virulent unpopularity among the state's sizable Mexican-American population, apparently merely shrugged and said: "John, it's up to you." So John decided to quit. In Texas, where party politics is only slightly more refined than saloon fighting, his decision not to seek re-election...

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