THE CAMPAIGN: Whistling Through Dixie

Lyndon Baines Johnson, a loyal son of Texas, holds the second spot on the Democratic ticket for one reason alone: the promise that he might bring the prodigal South back to the party it strayed from in 1952. Last week Johnson gathered up Lady Bird, 35 of his staffers, 30 reporters and 15,000 bright balloons aboard the 13-car L.B.J. Victory Special to fulfill that promise in a meandering, old-fashioned whistle-stop excursion that notched the Bible belt in a dozen places and drove deep into Dixie.

Johnson's campaign had two purposes: 1) to expose...

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