The Fresoency: A Different Man

(See Cover) In Texas throughout Election Day, Lyndon Johnson, so overwhelmingly loquacious in past weeks, was understandably subdued. Now and then, as newsmen caught up with him, the President uttered only soft-toned commonplaces, totally noncommittal, often downright diffident. Only once was he caught off guard. Had he consulted with any of his political advisers? Replied he, in one of those remarks that somehow jar the image of the presidency: "The only political adviser I talked to I slept with."

"Hold Your Potatoes." On through the day, Lyndon and Lady Bird moved,...

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