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Johnson Announces He Will Not Run 1968


Johnson with SEc of Defense McNamara

On March 31st, President Johnson announced, "I will not seek and will not accept the nomination of my party as your President." The growing unpopularity of the Vietnam War was the major contributing factor to the president's decision

Johnson shocked the nation with the announcement that he would not run for re-election. The Vietnam War had consumed his presidency, and he claimed that he wanted to concentrate on finding a way to end it without being constrained by an election campaign.