To find a politician past or present who was a genuine personality, a REAL person, who gave or gives a damn about the American people, not his or her own agenda, has always been difficult, and the list of national leaders who fit this description, are, indeed, few and far between!
There is so much cynicism about politics, and the thought that there are no decent political leaders, who truly care about the welfare of their constituents and the betterment of the nation is common, BUT there are politicians who, through their actions and words, have proved how genuine they really are!
A selected list of such political leaders follows:
Senator Robert LaFollette Sr. of Wisconsin (1906-1925) (R) (Progressive)
Senator George Norris of Nebraska (1913-1933) (R)
Senator Robert Wagner, Sr. of New York (1927-1949) (D)
Senator Hubert H. Humphrey of Minnesota (1949-1964, 1971-1978) also Vice President (1965-1969) (D)
Senator George McGovern of South Dakota (1963-1981) (D)
Senator Paul Wellstone of Minnesota (1991-2002) (D)
Senator Russ Feingold of Wisconsin (1993-2011) (D)
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont (2007- ) (Socialiat)
Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (2013- ) (D)
Senator Joe Biden (1973-2009) also Vice President (2009- ) (D)