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“Finest Advertisement He Could Give Me”

 

Photo credit: Yoichi Okamoto

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Throughout the 1964 presidential contest, President Johnson ran far ahead of the Republican nominee, Sen. Barry M. Goldwater Sr. [R–Arizona]. In this call from early that year, Johnson and Democratic strategist Tommy G. “Tommy the Cork” Corcoran lampooned Goldwater’s campaign stumbles. 

 

Date:
January 8, 1964
Location:
Oval Office
Conversation:
WH6401-10-1278

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