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Southern support will be hard to gauge
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“A hootenanny” -- that was the scene 48 years ago in Oct. 1964 on the campus of North Carolina State University. That particularly Appalachian description provided by the school’s newspaper “The Technician” was not for a rowdy late night party or a rambunctious football celebration, but for a visit by then-president Lyndon Johnson. LBJ was welcomed with opened arms during his trip to Raleigh that year, which only makes sense as a few weeks later North Carolina would join the majority of the country in electing Johnson in a landslide.