”I have been good at giving speeches and appearing in public. I am persuasive even if not everyone thinks so. Because I have managed our foreign relations and travelled a lot, some has scoffed and began calling me as travelling Lauri. They have no idea how important my work has been for Finland’s reputation. I have never wanted to stand upon on a pedestal, I am no dictator but a man of reconsiliation. But I cannot do anyting any more about my mistakes, such as shaking the hand of Vihtori Kosola, the leader of the radical right wing Lapua movement. It was understood completely the wrong way and now they want another man to be president…”