Connally Attacks Yarborough, 04/03/68: Governor John Connally responds to remarks made by Senator Ralph Yarborough of Texas. In April 1968, both men received endorsements to serve as the state's "favorite son" at the Democratic National Convention. (The nomination of a favorite son was a political technique widely used in the 19th and 20th centuries to allow state leaders to negotiate with leading candidates over the support of their delegation.) Yarborough strongly opposed the potential nomination of Connally to the position, accusing the governor of supporting Republican candidates in the 1952 and 1956 elections. In response, Connally said Yarborough didn't know the meaning of the word loyalty.