Tennessee: Machine v. Style

Early in the campaign, the Tennessee Democratic gubernatorial primary took on the look of a minor trial of strength between the forces of Lyndon Johnson and Bobby Kennedy. Former Governor Buford Ellington, 59, a friend of the President's who resigned in January as director of the Office of Emergency Planning, faced wealthy Nashville Lawyer John Jay Hooker Jr., 35, whose style is Kennedy with a drawl, a manner he acquired from Bobby and the late President. While Ellington stressed his experience, Hooker would intone, his right hand chopping the air: "I want every man, woman and child to pass the...

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