The Campaign: The Wonderfulness of It All

With the fervor of an evangelist smoking out pockets of heathens, Lyndon Johnson in the last week of his campaign for election, went into those states where he thought the race with Barry Goldwater might be close. He roared through Florida, Georgia and South Carolina in the Deep South, through Indiana, Illinois and Kansas in the Midwest, through New Mexico, Utah and California in the West.

Tinsel Dreams. Considering himself assured of victory, Johnson often seemed carried away by the wonderfulness of it all. In San Bernardino, Calif., he made a sentimental journey to the Platt Building, where he operated...