. “If I’ve lost Cronkite..." In 1968 LBJ said “If I’ve lost Cronkite, I’ve lost Middle America.” Two weeks later LBJ announced he would not seek a second term. I wonder, is there anyone savvy enough in today's White House to realize, losing Rupert's WSJ should be a crisis line call to real conservatives to kick the fake president to the curb? A President’s Credibility Trump’s falsehoods are eroding public trust, at home and abroad. .