March 31, 1968

In television, U.S History, U.S Presidents, Vietnam War on March 31, 2009 by Editor Z

On the evening of March 31, 1968 U.S President Lyndon Baines Johnson was to give a televised speech regarding the war in Vietnam. In that speech the President called for a halt in bombing, but that wasn’t the headline that would take America and the world aback as Johnson announced he would not seek re-election.

With America’s sons in the fields far away, with America’s future under challenge right here at home, with our hopes and the world’s hopes for peace in the balance every day, I do not believe that I should devote an hour or a day of my time to any personal partisan causes or to any duties other than the awesome duties of this office–the Presidency of your country.

Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President.



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