Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Happy Birthday, LBJ!
Lyndon Baines Johnson was the first Democratic Presidential candidate for whom I worked. As an idealistic teen I tacked up posters for LBJ on telephone poles around Rome, Georgia. I was very proud that this southern President was a leader in civil rights for black people. I think he would look on the nomination of Barack Obama as a fitting way to recognize the centennial of his birth. I hope he had a ringside seat up there as a gracious and enthusiastic Hillary Clinton moved to nominate for President an inspiring black American by acclamation today.
God bless the memory of this great President. And, as so many have said in the last two days, God bless America.