The Heartbreak Campaign.
"Increasingly opposed to the Vietnam War, Robert F. Kennedy struggled over whether he should challenge his party’s incumbent president, Lyndon Johnson, in 1968. His younger brother, Teddy, was against it. His wife, Ethel, urged him on. Many feared he would be assassinated, like the older brother he mourned."
Excerpt from Thurston Clarke's The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America
, due to be published later this month.
Morley Safer, The Burning of Cam Ne
. LBJ said Safer's 1965 CBS report on Marines burning a Vietnamese village "shat on the American flag" and demanded a security check, which revealed that Shafer "wasn't a communist, just a Canadian." LBJ responded, "Well, I knew he wasn't an American."
Robert F. Kennedy, transcript
of November 26, 1967, appearance on Face the Nation
Eugene McCarthy, November 30, 1967, Announcement of Candidacy for President
[audio link on this page
Robert F. Kennedy, January 4, 1968, What Do We Stand For? The Liberation of the Human Spirit
Robert F. Kennedy, February 8, 1968, Unwinnable War speech
Robert F Kennedy, March 16, 1968, Announcement of Candidacy for President
"Yes, of course he has the stuff to go all the way," John J. Lindsay replied. "But he's not going to go all the way. The reason is that somebody is going to shoot him. I know it and you know it. Just as sure as we're sitting here somebody is going to shoot him. He's out there now waiting for him And, please God, I don't think we’ll have a country after it."