Interview with Harry McPherson

Johnson himself sitting in the White House, seeing his whole election dominated by law and order, what did he think?


I can only conclude that one of the main reasons Johnson didn't run for President in 1968 is because he felt a very strong tide of opinion in the country calling for steps that he was not going to take. Ah, he also felt that he had lost the confidence of the country, at least of that part of it, that had helped him pass the Great Society. That it was unlikely that he would get the country back on the path, that he had had it on, he had helped to bring it in on in 1964 and 5.