Perhaps unfortunately for the country, Russ Feingold may be able to cash in on his anti-war liberalism (emphasis mine):
As the only senator to have voted against the Patriot Act and the only presidential hopeful to have voted against the Iraq war, Russ Feingold is sometimes tempted to say “I told you so.”There ought to be warning bells and sirens wailing at the fact that he was the only vote against the Patriot Act. I seriously doubt that the vote was anything more than a gamble of sorts. There's no way in the world he had special foresight that every other senator lacked.
“Yeah, but I was taught it’s impolite to do that,” the Wisconsin liberal tells The Examiner in an interview. “And it also doesn’t help you get where you want to go.”
he White House is where Feingold wants to go. He is counting on his consistent opposition to the Iraq war to get him there.
Rather than hailing him as a genius, folks should be likening him to Jeannette Rankine, one who was always ready to let activism override common sense.