When asked about his views on American politics, he said: "Well, you know right now America is in a state of upheaval. Poverty is demoralizing. You can't expect people to have the virtue of purity when they are poor." "But we've got this guy out there now who is redefining the nature of politics from the ground up...Barack Obama," Times Online quoted him, as saying.
"He's redefining what a politician is, so we'll have to see how things play out. Am I hopeful? Yes, I'm hopeful that things might change. Some things are going to have to.
"You should always take the best from the past, leave the worst back there and go forward into the future," he added.