Obama: 2012 Race Biggest Contrast “Since The Johnson-Goldwater Election”
President Obama says the upcoming election is the biggest divide since 1964.
“This election will probably have the biggest contrast that we’ve seen maybe since the Johnson-Goldwater election, maybe before that,” Obama told donors at the first of three campaign events in this battleground state. The events were expected to raise at least $1.7 million.
In his 1964 race against Goldwater, Johnson carried 44 of 50 states and won 61 percent of the popular vote, the largest share of any candidate since 1820.