Hard Nose

Chapman, Stephen
March 1979
New Republic;3/31/79, Vol. 180 Issue 13, p10
Discusses Connecticut politician Lowell Weicker's announcement of his candidacy for president of the United States. Speech in which he attacked the rising "tide of conservatism" and vowed a "hardnosed refutation of that kind of expediency"; Lack of support from anyone outside of his staff and immediate family; Absence of an endorsement from influential Republicans; Insistence that he could defeat incumbent President Jimmy Carter if he was nominated by the Republican Party; Establishment of a reputation as an unpredictable maverick in the Senate.


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