Russia Today, September 9
Millionaire software developer John McAfee would like to be president of the United States, and believes he can beat mainstream candidates on the strength of his underground internet following.
The eccentric businessman hinted at launching a presidential bid in an interview with Wired magazine, before unveiling a campaign website on Tuesday. His filing with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) lists no party affiliation, noting instead, “I am founding a new party yet to be announced.” He later clarified that it would be called the Cyber Party.
“It’s clear that the leadership of our country is illiterate on the fundamental technology that supports everything in life for us now, that is cyber science, our smartphones, our military hardware, our communications,” McAfee told Wired, pointing to the recent hacks of Office of Personnel Management and Homeland Security.
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