DEMOCRATS: Unsolid South

The 1960 race for the Democratic presidential nomination had already earned its place in the history books because a self-propelled candidate had recruited his own team and beaten his way through the primaries to within arm's length of the title. Last week history clicked again when Jack Kennedy's strongest competitor, Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Baines Johnson, recessed the U.S. Congress in what was generally read as the last-minute start of a stop-Kennedy movement.

Johnson, and his campaign manager. House Speaker Sam Rayburn, argued that Congress could not possibly complete its legislative program...

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