Nation: A Test of Time

Outside the door to White House Press Secretary George Christian's office a secretary taped a sign: "No enemy would dare bomb this place and end this confusion." She had a point. Seven months before the presidential elections, an air of disorganization has enveloped President Johnson's staff.

The latest soundings show that the President can still count on a majority of the 2,622 Democratic delegates at the August convention, but every day brings word of new defections. Of the nation's 24 Democratic Governors, no fewer than ten have failed to commit themselves to the...

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