MSM tries to smear Schiff: "I Didn’t Compare Senate Race to Fighting Nazis"Submitted by SteveMT on Thu, 10/08/2009 - 17:39
Schiff: I Didn’t Compare Senate Race to Fighting Nazis
But the quote has launched him even further into the political blogosphere
By LEANNE GENDREAU
6:40 AM EDT, Thu, Oct 8, 2009
When Peter Schiff said he’d only be "interrupting" his financial career to be a U.S. senator from Connecticut, like soldiers who enlisted to fight the Nazis, he became a blogosphere celebrity.
But, Schiff said the comments have been blown a little bit out of proportion and he is not comparing running for the Senate to fighting Nazis.
Schiff, who runs Euro Pacific Capital, is best known for predicting the economic collapse and for being an adviser to Ron Paul during his presidential run. He is now a potential Republican challenger to Sen. Chris Dodd in 2010.
What launched the latest buzz is his recent interview with the Washington Post about his campaign.
“I'm interrupting my career. It's not like I want my new career in politics. But I'm willing to interrupt it the same way that somebody interrupted their career and joined World War II and went off to fight the Nazis. I don't think that I'm that heroic, and I don't think I'm risking as much as a soldier. But it's the same principle,” Schiff said.