DEMOCRATS: Rooms with a View

Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson's refurbished, six-room Capitol suite has a heady view: from its windows the Senator from Texas can peer down Pennsylvania Avenue toward the White House. Last week, in the sharpest language yet, Johnson clamorously sounded the Democratic cry that the big mansion west of his window is, for useful purposes, empty; that initiative belongs on Capitol Hill.

Just before addressing a group of New Mexico Democrats in Albuquerque, Johnson told a press conference that he was "not a candidate, would not be a candidate and would not permit anyone to make me a candidate" for President....

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