Retired can no longer be as physically active as I once was Soooohhhh!!!!!! Gonna go back to school.
LBJ did the very thing he told the public that his opponent Barry Goldwater would do, i.e. get us into a war. At first the press made him look like a candidate for sainthood because he was able to ram thru some of the programs that his predecessor JFK wanted to introduce. His strongarm methods alienated many members of Congress and touched off the the move in the southern states from Democrat to Republican. Many people started to put the war in Vietnam under a microscope and question the whys and wherefores of the whole thing. Racial and civil unrest were flagrant at this time. Many of our allies in Nam were pulling out. LBJ went from sainthood in the other direction. So he decided not to run. Enter Tricky Dick Nixon.
Why did President Johnson decide not to run for re-election in 1968?