A reminder that an incumbent president’s job is still ongoing in the final days of elections:
“I could just fall apart, my back is killing me, my head is hurting, I’ve been up all day,” Lyndon B. Johnson says in this recording (skip to 5:10) from the day of the 1964 election. “It’s been a wonderful evening, a very touching evening, but I got so sore today, I didn’t realize how much I’ve been doing.”
Nov. 3, 1964. Even in the midst of Election Day, Vietnam is still on LBJ’s mind. He speaks with McGeorge Bundy at 5.11 PM about politics and the recent attack on U.S. forces at Bien Hoa Airfield.