Democrats: Veep, Veep

A good nine months before the Atlantic City convention where Lyndon Johnson must finally choose his running mate, Democrats are already playing the game of Veep, Veep. Although there is a new seriousness about it, the rules seem to be pretty much the same. For every argument on behalf of a particular candidate, others are advanced against him—and sometimes the same arguments are used both for and against.

A partial lineup:

Bobby Kennedy. Arguments for: the Kennedy name, youth (38), proven political skill, strong civil rights advocate. Arguments against: the dynasty issue,...

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