03.22.2014 12:03 PM

Just picked this up at an antique shop Stateside

Cool, eh? My king.

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13 Comments


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    frmr disgruntled Con now happy Lib says:

    Cripes…at first glance, I thought it was Bobby Kennedy…..and went WTF?…..but obviously its a very youthful looking JFK…..

    Johnson I think could have been a very good President, had he not been sidetracked by the war in Vietnam…..


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      frmr disgruntled Con now happy Lib says:

      I was right the first time…….from ebay: “Johnson Kennedy 1964 campaign button. Some people think this is a 1960 Kennedy Johnson button, but if you look closely you will see, that while their certainly is the family resemblance to John F Kennedy it is actually a photo of Robert Kennedy who was running for New York State Senator. Original and interesting.”

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Robert-Kennedy-1964-NY-Coattails-Button-With-Johnson-/380512539096?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item58985091d8


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      Swervin' Merv says:

      This is actually a somewhat unique 1964 “coattails” button depicting LBJ with RFK when the latter first ran for the Senate.


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    SmallTownON says:

    That is cool! What did that cost you?

    Wondering about what it represents, though. They were never on the same ticket, RFK & LBJ, and they detested each other according to anything I’ve ever read. Is it perhaps from the ’64 Democratic Convention? I know they had a monstrious JFK tribute at the convention that year … maybe it was an attempt to load up on imagery on the part of the Party?


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    Ian Howard says:

    Johnson, the Civil Rights Act doesn’t pass without him.

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/04/what-the-hells-the-presidency-for/358630/


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      frmr disgruntled Con now happy Lib says:

      Thank you for posting this…..after reading Johnson’s biography many years ago, he became a hero of mine……Johnson was a school teacher, and in his early years taught Hispanic children at a segregated school in Texas…..this quote, I think, indicates the measure of the man….

      “I shall never forget the faces of the boys and the girls in that little Welhausen Mexican School, and I remember even yet the pain of realizing and knowing then that college was closed to practically every one of those children because they were too poor. And I think it was then that I made up my mind that this nation could never rest while the door to knowledge remained closed to any American.”


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    Ian Howard says:

    No doubt that Goldwater commercial inspired you.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDTBnsqxZ3k


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    sezme says:

    Looks like this is from the Democratic convention of ’64 when there was pressure for LBJ to choose RFK as his running mate. Not an idea Johnson went along with:
    http://www.npr.org/blogs/politicaljunkie/2010/07/27/128809159/flashback-friday-on-this-day-in-1964-lbj-rules-out-rfk-for-v-p


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    Vankleek Hill says:

    Both LBJ and RFK are rolling in their graves with a button that presents the two of them together.


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    james Smith says:

    That is really cool!
    I have a “Mike for Me in ’63” button that I often wear. At a BBQ in the late 90’s I was wearing my ’63 button & Sheila Copps asked me about it & I told her that back in Calgary about 10 years before, I had traded 2 John Diefenbaker buttons for the one I was wearing.
    Without missing a beat Sheila said: “You got a great deal, Mike Pearson was worth way more than 2 John Diefenbakers!”

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