3. Teddy Roosevelt loved America's working class more than many Democratic Party politicians now.
ESPECIALLY more than the Blue Dogs.
I would put Bernie Sanders to the left of Roosevelt because of Roosevelt's views on native American land ownership and a few other issues. However, Roosevelt was pretty liberal for his time and by today's standards he's a Socialist by Republican standards.
And to think this guy was a Republican.
"...he believes that when you've worked hard, and done well, and walked through that doorway of opportunity...you do not slam it shut behind you...you reach back, and you give other folks the same chances that helped you succeed."