You're retiring partly because changes in campaign-finance laws mean you have to raise more money. Isn't money a form of speech?
No. When you equate money with speech, you're giving some people the right to speak a hundred, a thousand, a million times more than other people. The equality principle gets eroded.
Why did Wall Street execs give you money even though you tried to impose more-stringent regulations on banks?
Well, one, they gave me less money in 2010, once it became clear that I was serious with this. Two, some people on Wall Street understand the need for sensible reform....