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[–] EHowardHunt 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

LBJ was president in 1968; he is the one that escalated the Vietnam war.

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[–] teriyakuza 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

But, peace in Vietnam before the November election would have lead to Johnson’s chosen successor, Hubert Humphrey, while continued war would mean victory for Richard Nixon, who was running on the promise of peace.

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[–] teriyakuza 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

And then, there was Kissinger.

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[–] wigson 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

LBJ also escalated the (((war on poverty))).