Democrats: Taking the Johnson Pledge

Though the Republican contenders are generating all the excitement and all the headlines as New Hampshire's March 12 primary approaches, a well-organized, intensive campaign is being waged on behalf of a Democrat whose name is not even on the ballot. Barely noticed outside the state, the write-in drive for Lyndon B. Johnson might very well serve as a model for the real thing in November.

The Johnson campaign was launched in August, when New York's Senator Robert F. Kennedy looked like a threat. Ruefully, a presidential aide recalled how L.B.J. had topped...

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