Editor says, what if LBJ had won in 1960? muses Eric Lipps Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s). This article is part of the Cuban Crisis thread.
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Editor says, The idea for the Cuban Crisis thread came from the following quote in Vanity Fair's feature article The Last Good Campaign - Robert F. Kennedy was concerned that, if he ran [in 1968], an increasingly unstable Lyndon Johnson might "wag the dog", provoking an international crisis or even starting a war to upstage the challenger's candidacy. In late 1967, as Kennedy was completing Thirteen Days, his account of the 1962 Cuban missile crisis, he had told Adam Walinsky, "You know, we had 13 people in that room [the Cabinet Room in the White House], and if any one of 8 of them had been President, we would have had a nuclear war". Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.