Nation: Giving It & Catching It

Opening his campaign for the March 10 New Hampshire primary, Barry Goldwater aimed not at Nelson Rockefeller or any other rival Republican, but squarely at President Johnson.

"You've probably heard that I'm running for President," he said, deadpan, to an Amherst group. "If you've listened to President Johnson's State of the Union address, I think you'll understand why." Johnson, he charged, had "out-Roosevelted Roosevelt, out-Kennedyed Kennedy, and even made Harry Truman look like some kind of a piker." Far from having a conservative bent, he said, Johnson "has outliberaled every liberal since 1932."...