The Presidency: When Patriotism & Politics Coincide

Lyndon Johnson had something for everybody—rich and poor, old and young, male and female, union leader and businessman, American and foreigner, Northerner and Southerner, student and sharecropper, cow milker and dog lover.

Republicans might suspect him of demagoguing around, but they couldn't really lay a finger on him. After all, he sought only for America what Americans seek for themselves—a strong nation and the good things of life. He knows what it is to be poor and he hates poverty. He also knows what it is to be wealthy, so he strives for prosperity. "I can't remember a time," says former...

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