Lloyd Bentsen, Progressive Capitalist

Wieck, Paul R.
November 1975
New Republic;11/22/75, Vol. 173 Issue 21, p15
Focuses on Lloyd Bentsen, progressive capitalist from Texas, who is being considered as a potential presidential candidate of the Democratic Party in the United States. Report that the people around him see Bentsen as a bright, ambitious man who may not lust for power but still must have a challenge; Report that the White House happened to be the challenge dangled in front of him by Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, who included him on his list of potential presidential candidates for 1976; Family background of Bentsen; Political career of Bentsen; View that he is genuinely concerned with getting people off welfare and unemployment roles and puts heavy emphasis on the role of the government in providing temporary public service jobs; View that like his competition in the multi-candidate field for the Democratic nomination, Bentsen built his strategy around his strengths and that makes him a centrist candidate in today's Democratic party.


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