It is August 24, 1964. You are President of the United States Lyndon Baines Johnson. You are deciding on vice-presidential running mate at the White House while the Democratic National Convention is starting in Atlantic City, NJ. You have to choose a running mate who will help you defeat Senator Barry Goldwater.

You see an old issue of Life magazine on your desk. It details your options for Vice President. As you read and consider your options, you think about all that has happened during this eventful summer. You have to complete the form to offer the vice-presidency to your choice. Your executive secretary insists you complete it with codes about your time as president for validation.

Consider your choices as Life has detailed them, fill in the codes, choose a vice-president, and defeat Barry Goldwater!

LIFE Magazine