The Daily Scoop: 2011’s Most Courageous Politicians


It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again … who spends himself in a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly.”

-Theodore Roosevelt

This quote is the bases for Time Magazine’s Teddy Awards for the most courageous politicians of the year. President Obama, at the top of the list, is accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, Republican Senator Tom Coburn, former governor and GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman and U.S. ambassador to Syria Robert Ford.
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