Senate Candidate Peter Schiff Compares Campaign To Going Off To Fight Nazis In World War II

Peter Schiff, a financial commentator and one of the many Republican Senate candidates seeking to oppose Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) in 2010, has an interesting analogy for his new pursuit of politics — comparing it to a soldier going off to fight the Nazis in World War II.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Schiff explained how he was leaving his true career in the private sector to go into politics.

“I’m interrupting my career. It’s not like I want my new career in politics,” said Schiff. “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.”