Hackett Interview Part II will appear tomorrow

Sorry for the delay. It's been a crazy day and this thing called work keeps interfering with my blogging. But here's a snippet to tide you over.

In order to run for office, Paul says, you have to keep begging for money and it takes away from your voice. What's worse, you have "these young political types who have a thimble full of courage all put together" who constantly tell you what you can and can't say. "Why is John Kerry a milk-toast namby-pamby boring guy" despite being a decorated Vietnam veteran?" Paul asks rhetorically. Because of the cabal of young people telling him to be "careful what he says." Paul adds, "There are times in history when you can't be careful what you say, and this is one of those times. That's what leadership is about. If you're wrong that's okay. But at least demonstrate to the people that you have the courage to stand up for what you believe in and let them decide whether they believe in what you believe in."

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