The Campaign: The Essence of Johnsonism

The pace of the presidential campaign was quickening. Lyndon Johnson, Barry Goldwater, Hubert Humphrey and Bill Miller all were out hitting the hustings as hard as they could. Both Johnson and Goldwater made major political appearances on national television. To the President, the choice was whether the U.S. "will move ahead by building on the solid structure created by forward-looking men of both parties over the past 30 years. Or whether we will begin to tear down this structure and move in a radically different, and—I believe—a deeply dangerous direction." To Goldwater,...

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