The Roanoke Times has a LTE that compares Pres. LBJ to Pres. Obama. An interesting read.
An excerpt; "In addition, he [LBJ] wanted to get conservatives to back his Great Society. He told one writer "I knew from the start that ... if I left the woman that I really loved -- The Great Society -- for that b.... of a war on the other side of the world then I would lose everything at home."