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Johnson Chosen as Kennedy’s Running Mate

July 15, 2010 |  4:02 am




 
July 15, 1960, Johnson Nominated 

July 15, 1960: What seems obvious, if not inescapable, today was a shock at the convention. A Times editorial said: "Who would have dreamed before Thursday afternoon that Lyndon Johnson would be asked to be vice presidential candidate and would accept?"


Times Political Editor Kyle Palmer called Johnson’s selection “unexpected but expedient.”

James Reston of the New York Times said: "The story in Los Angeles -- this fabulous symbol of the new American empire beyond the Rockies -- is not really the rise of Sen. Kennedy. It is the story of the movement of history. It is the changing of the guard."




July 13, 1960, Kennedy Johnson
Los Angeles Times file photo

Notice that this photo was cut and pasted to put Kennedy and Johnson closer together.

July 13, 1960, Kennedy Johnson
Los Angeles Times file photo






July 15, 1960, Editorial Cartoon


July 15, 1960, Kyle Palmer


July 15, 1960, Kyle Palmer

July 15, 1960, Editorial Cartoon


July 15, 1960, James Reston


July 15, 1960, James Reston
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