The Presidency: Looking Toward November


In the course of his jocular press conference, President Johnson warned newsmen not to waste their money betting on a Republican sweep at the polls this fall. "The elections," he crowed, "are going to be fine."

Pooh-poohing pundits' predictions that the Democrats would lose dozens of House seats in November, the President allowed: "There are these people who pick these figures out of the air." He confided that "someone the other night" even talked of a G.O.P. gain of 74 to 80 House seats. "It was amusing. I wondered how much he knew about any House seat."

Johnson had kindlier words for...

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