Democrats: Five Ways for LBJ.

The ultimate design of Lyndon Johnson's re-election campaign will hinge on a number of factors presently unknown, notably the course of the Viet Nam war, the identity of his Republican rival and the condition of the presidential humors seven or eight months hence. This week, however, as Johnson starts his 1968 legislative-political calendar with the annual State of the Union message, general plans to fit all contingencies are emerging.

As conceived by some of Johnson's ranking advisers in the Administration and the party, his strategy will encompass five major factors. They are...