The Presidency: On The Trail


More than sludge and cities was on Lyndon Johnson's mind as he went campaigning last week. He covered five states in three days and, as he told 65,000 people in Buffalo's Niagara Square on his first stop, "before the leaves begin to turn brown, we'll be in many more, looking and listening, and even talking from time to time." Even talking? Johnson did little else, delivering eight full-dress speeches defending his record, exhorting Americans to support him in Viet Nam, promising ever greater rewards from the Great Society.

The tour, covering New York, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine...

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