National Affairs: The Walkers

While Estes and Adlai were running hard, two Democrats who are still walking coughed audibly for attention.

¶ In Texas Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson summoned reporters to his splendid LBJ Ranch near Johnson City (named for his grandpa) to pass the word that he was throwing his pearl grey Stetson into the presidential ring as a favorite son candidate. Johnson, recovered from a sharp coronary attack, made it clear that his objective was not so much to win the presidential nomination as to take control of Texas' 56-man delegation away from Governor Allan Shivers, who distressed Johnson (and outraged House...

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