Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa on November 15, 1967 · Page 11
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4 -* To Resurrect Himself, LB J Must Fight By JAMES MARLOW (AF New« Analyst) WASHINGTON (AP) - In public opinion President Johnson, according to the polls, is near the bottom of the barrel. There is no place for him to go now but up. To go up he'll have to start fighting, for a change. Much of his time in the White House has been like living in a monastery, he has done so little talking to the people about national problems. But at a politician, and with th« 1968 elections coming up, it can be taken for granted he will try to fight to restore himself in the public mind. How he fights will be one of the most fasinating sights between now and the elections. , It has become a cliche to say his popularity, including both public liking and confidence, would leap up if the Vietnam war suddenly ended. But that would be depending on a miracle, if he waited for that. He will probably have to plug along without that kind of help. Yet public opinion about the President—as expressed in polls —has been neither very perceptive nor brilliant. One example is what happened after his two meetings, in June with Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin in Glassboro, N.J. The Louis Harris poll, published within two weeks after those meetings, showed Johnson's popularity had shot up to 54 per cent, an 11 per cent jump over a couple of months before. It must have been the glamor, or hope, that made the difference, not the facts, for so far as the public knew the two meetings accomplished absolutely nothing. Time passed, the memory of Glassboro dimmed, the Vietnam war dragged on, as it had been doing before Glass- bore, and both the Harris and Gallup polls show now Johnson's standing with the people is at an all-time low. Yet, between Glassboro and now nothing has changed. Since the biggest monkey on Johnson's back is, and has been almost from the beginning of his presidency, the Vietnam war, 'it would seem he would use every device to lighten the load. One handy device would have been repeated talks to the nation on the war, with explanations. Years from now biographers and historians will have a field day trying to explain Johnson's growing reluctance to make nationwide talks. This is particularly strange since, in private, he talks incessantly and with force. He realizes he is not at his best making speeches, this writer has been told. Among the presidents he Is the poorest speechmaker sinoe Calvin Coolidge. Again and again his speeches are full of corn and platitudes. Whether this is his doing is not clear. What he seems to need badly are better speechwriters. Even President Harry S. Truman, with less education than Johnson, was better at public speaking. There were no decorations, no literary flourishes, or attempts at them. Truman was terse, tough and to the point. The last time Johnson made a full-length talk oh Vietnam was Sept. 29. It's hard to remember when he did the same before. Instead', he has a habit of throwing in bits and pieces- on Vietnam in a speech. But those bits arid pieces, in a talk that roams over other subjects, too, get lost to view and memory; Recently Johnson has been depending on aides—like Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey and Secretary of State Dean Rusk—to answer the critics on Vietnam. The result: the criticism increases. Times Herald, CarretT, la. 1 ] Wedneiday, Nov. 15, 1967 I I Peace Candidate . . . challenger to President Johnson may be entered in next year's Democratic primaries in the person of Sen. Eugene McCarthy of Minnesota. McCarthy, who was under consideration as the President's vice- presidential running mate in 1964, says he is prepared to challenge Johnson in the primaries with the sole objective of inducing a change in administration policy on Vietnam. year its record will be unimpressive. In short, to resurrect himself in public esteem Johnson will have to perform on his own, in full sight of the public whose approval means so much to his ego and his political future. Watching him do it, or try to, is what will be fascinating. That there Is a broad desire for explanations from Johnson was illustrated last Sunday when a minister, who should have taken the trouble to be better informed on some details, undertook to criticize Johnson for not talking more. Johnson sat in a pew listening to him, Johnson is at his best out of public sight, dealing with people. But the public can't see that and—judging from how quickly the public has forgotten his tremendous achievements with legislation in 1965—wouldn't even remember. His concentration on the war seems to have gotten in the way of working on Congress. That has a price tag on it: When Congress finally finishes up this Shirley Loses Senate Bid to Peace Candidate REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Shirley Temple Black, former child movie star attempting a political debut, was defeated Tuesday for the Republican nomination for Congress by Paul N. McCloskey, Korean war hero who advocates American disengagement from the Vietnam war. McCloskey, 40, Navy Cross and Silver Star winner, faces Democrat Roy A. Archibald, 47, in a Dec. 12 runoff election. They will contend for San Mateo County's llth District seat vacated by the death of the late J. Arthur Younger, ,a Republican. Mrs. Black told her supporters, "I will be back. This was my first race and now I know how the game is played. I plan to dedicate my life and energies to public service because I mink my country needs it now more than ever." With all of San Mateo County's 575 precincts counted today, McCloskey rolled up 52,878 votes to 34,521 for Mrs. Black. Archibald polled 15,069 votes against 8,813 for Edward M. Keating, his nearest Democratic rival. The campaign confrontation on Vietnam between McCloskey and Mrs. Black, 39, now a Woodside housewife and mother of three, was mainly on the Vietnam issue. She urged leaving conduct of the war to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, "the experienced military leaders of the United States." In a victory statement, McCloskey declared voters had endorsed his ideas "for pressing for negotiations to gradually disengage U.S. forces from Vietnam." Archibald, the Democratic nominee, also is a critic of present Vietnam policy. "We should stop our bombing of the North and carry on an all-out diplomatic offensive to bring about peace negotiations," he said. Mrs. Black said she offered her congratulations to the winners of the field of four Republican and six Democratic contenders. "I might even see them next year, who knows," she concluded, hinting she may run again in the June 1968 primary. The Dec. 12 winner will serve only the unexpired remainder of Younger's term—through Jan. 6, 1969. Woman Acquitted of Slaying Charge BURLINGTON (AP) - A Des Moines County District Court jury decided Tuesday night that a Burlington woman acted in self defense when she fatally stabbed a Burlington man during an argument Aug. 12. The jury acquitted Mrs. Barbara Jean Enyard, 43, of charges stemming from the death of Freeman A. Stephens, 39. THANKSGIVING DINNER FRESH OYSTERS Direct From Coast GOV. 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