Ted Kennedy was often called the "Lion of the Senate" for his unabashed support of liberal policies, historic legislative accomplishments, and extreme reverence for the history and traditions of the Body.
Are there any Senators today who fit this mold or could be remembered in a similar way by history?
For this poll, I only included the ten most senior Democratic Senators. I think to call a Republican Senator or a more junior senator a "lion" would be in violation of the true use of the word.
Tom Harkin would be a good candidate, yet I'm hesitant to give him the title because he's leaving the body next January. Of all the ones of the list, however, he would get my vote.
Sans-Harkin, I feel like the current lion is a woman. Feinstein's not liberal enough, and Murray's not angry enough. So that leaves Boxer and Mikulski, which I honestly can't decide between those two?