Richard Lugar was one of the real statesmen of the U.S. Senate. One of the measures of his statesmanship was his ability to compromise and work with Democrats.
The Tea Party candidate, Richard Mourdock, who beat Sen. Lugar in the Republican primary yesterday is against compromise.
I think if you are against compromise in principle, you have no business serving in a legislature.
I am glad that the country got the Lugar-Obama Non-Proliferation Initiative to reduce stockpiles of nuclear weapons and put the former U.S.S.R.'s nuclear weapons under greater security. You can bet that if Mr. Mourdock had been in that seat in 2007, there would have been no Mourdock-Obama Non-Proliferation Initiative.