A short list of the man's accomplishments:
-served on the Committee on Energy and Commerce (whatever that is)
-was a roommate with Jon Stewart in college
-stood up for healthcare reform even when his party was too chicken to do so
-defended the awesome notion of a public option in america
-advocated the unpopular decision of cutting defense spending
-called out unprincipled colleagues for being "wholly owned subsidiar[ies] of industry."
-blasted hypocrites for voting against the "9/11 First Responders Act"
-stood up to Bill O'Reilly. You can't explain that.
This man is like a "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" type character come to life. If Mr. Smith had huge swinging brass balls and was named Weiner. Honestly, I would vote for this guy fro president. Just look at this badass call for a Supreme Court Justice to excuse himself from an important case: