DEMOCRATS: Push Without Pressure

WHO SHALL LEAD US? asked the big black headline over a full-page political advertisement in 19 top U.S. newspapers. The lavish, $50,000 ad, signed by 181 big and little names, answered its big question with the name of Lyndon B. Johnson, went on to suggest that readers write or wire Johnson "to urge him to become an active candidate." The suggestion was hardly necessary: although still coyly undeclared as a candidate for the Democratic nomination, L.B.J. was, as his slogan says, "all the way"—as active as any candidate on the road last week....

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