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Early Campaigning, 1960 - Wooing Voters and Whistle Stop Tours - Showmanship and Persuasion. Dealing with the Machine. Using Illegals to Ballot Stuff.
May 31, 2012 07:43PM
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Hadrian is on page 514 of 712
Move into the WH on Dec. 7. Further progress on the Civil Rights Bill. Vote counting and courting senators. Knowing committees. Spectacular Texan-style state visit to W-German chancellor. Creation of a distinct image.
Jun 02, 2012 01:19PM
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Hadrian
Hadrian is on page 480 of 712
Following through on JFK's ambitious legislation. Clearing blockages in the Senate. Knows that trying to pull a civil rights bill may block several others. Works on the others first, and the key target - Harry Byrd, R-VA, arch-conservative.
Jun 02, 2012 01:01PM
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Hadrian
Hadrian is on page 429 of 712
"All I would have given to not be standing here today."
Jun 02, 2012 12:35PM
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Hadrian
Hadrian is on page 428 of 712
Funeral. Transition. Taking command. Some Kennedy officials leaving - RFK distraught. LBJ easing into power, talking to foreigners. Passing bills easily with his Senate experience. "What the hell's the presidency for?"
Jun 02, 2012 12:32PM
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Hadrian
Hadrian is on page 375 of 712
Assassination. Taking command. Has two hours to set up an administration. Self-doubt, illegitimacy. Swearing in. National trauma. "Close the casket."
Jun 02, 2012 11:22AM
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Hadrian
Hadrian is on page 307 of 712
His protege -bobby baker - implicated in campaign finance scandal. Private company involved. East German mistress. The former is legal now, and I'll bet more get away with the latter. It is now November 1963.
Jun 02, 2012 10:25AM
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Hadrian
Hadrian is on page 275 of 712
Continued despair. Exile. Rivalry with RFK. New beginning of civil rights. Genuine sympathy behind political machinations.
Jun 02, 2012 09:55AM
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Hadrian
Hadrian is on page 251 of 712
Total despair at exile. All but a ceremonial role lost. Even sidelined at Cuban missile crisis. Nightmares. Man who's lost what's most dear to him.
Jun 02, 2012 09:50AM
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Hadrian
Hadrian is on page 205 of 712
Campaign - Inauguration - Going from most powerful figure of Legislative Branch to weakest of Executive. Rapid loss of power + Influence. "Being vice president is being like a cut dog."
Jun 01, 2012 05:40PM
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Hadrian
Hadrian is on page 135 of 712
Summary of LBJ's years of the Senate and Domineering Personality - Sketches of JFK and RFK, the latter's time with McCarthy - The 1960 election - LBJ's mistake in not running, then ambition propels him to the VP position - accepts very quickly, surprising all.
May 31, 2012 07:06AM
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