Teddy has his faults, but his steadfast liberal leadership spans decades and is beyond reproach.
Teddy couldn't care less how unpopular his view might be. Case in point: Following the Iraqi elections in 2005, many Democrats were running for cover and "Hillary Clinton was repeating George W. Bush's lines" Teddy rose to deliver this speech:
We must learn from our mistakes. We must recognize what a large and growing number of Iraqis now believe. The war in Iraq has become a war against the American occupation. We have reached the point that a prolonged American military presence in Iraq is no longer productive for either Iraq or the United States. The U.S. military presence has become part of the problem, not part of the solution. We need a serious course correction, and we need it now. We must make it for the American soldiers who are paying with their lives.We must make it for the American people who cannot afford to spend our resources and national prestige protracting the war in the wrong way. We must make it for the sake of the Iraqi people who yearn for a country that is not a permanent battlefield and for a future free from permanent occupation. The elections in Iraq this weekend provide an opportunity for a fresh and honest approach.That my friends is called leadership, which is in tragically short supply on both sides of the aisle.