Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Lyndon Baines Johnson, 3/31/68: I shall not seek, nor shall I accept ....
Lyndon Baines Johnson was a very successful politician from Texas, well-known for his ability to be able to get things done. Among the things he wanted done were a war on poverty, a nationwide effort to finally lift up the poor people of this country and give them a chance to have a decent life.
But his presidency, his legacy, his name and his reputation were destroyed by his decision to continue and to escalate the disastrous U.S. War Against Vietnam.
Is Obama listening?