Will Senator Russ Feingold run for political office in 2012 – for the U.S. Senate, or even for President? Many senior congressional Democrats are hinting at something big in Feingold’s political future.
For example, this weekend, Iowa’s Senator Tom Harkin spoke in praise of Senator Feingold on the floor of the U.S. Senate, saying:
“Senator Feingold has been an outspoken champion of working Americans–fighting for safer workplaces, the right to organize, stronger public schools, better access to higher education and health care. He has always stood up for Wisconsin’s family farmers and rural communities.
Senator Feingold has accomplished important and even historic things during his tenure as U.S. Senator. But, in my book, the highest accolade is simply that Russ Feingold is a good and decent person, with a passion for fairness, social justice, and honest government.
For me, it has been a great honor to be his friend and colleague for the last 18 years. Our friendship, of course, will continue – as will Russ Feingold’s fight for the progressive causes we both believe in.
Our great friend Paul Wellstone used to say that ‘the future belongs to those with passion.’ By that definition, Russ Feingold has a wonderful future ahead of him.”
Feingold’s fight for progressive causes will continue. Russ Feingold has a wonderful future ahead of him. In the White House, perhaps?