Democrats: The Problems of Being Bobby

Riding home through rain-soaked Washington in his Justice Department limousine one evening last week, Attorney General Robert Kennedy turned to a companion, said matter-of-factly: "I don't think there is much future for me in this city now."

Bobby's future had come to be the second most talked-about subject in the Democratic Party. When Lyndon Johnson had called him to the White House five days before and told him that he was not the answer to the party's No. 1 question—Who will run for Vice President?—Johnson had mentioned several possible assuagers: a Cabinet post or a foreign service assignment, for example. Bobby...

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