You know what this country needs? Another presidential candidate.
Enter John McAfee. Yes, that John McAfee, the man who made his fortune on anti-virus software products.
And his life’s work is also his muse. McAfee, who is a self-described “eccentric millionaire,” (um, you think?) is running as a third-party candidate under the “Cyber Party,” invented by McAfee to focus on one issue: privacy.
“We are losing privacy at an alarming rate — we have none left,” McAffee told CNN this week. “We’ve given up so much for the illusion of security and our government is simply dysfunctional.”
It “lacks an understanding of the basic technology that runs the world.”
McAfee doesn’t lack the confidence of, say, Donald Trump, either. “I have a huge underground following on the web,” McAfee said. “I promise you I will win because I have the votes.”
He said one of the hallmarks of his campaign would be his outspoken nature and his willingness to answer any question about his “checkered background,” which includes a DUI and handgun possession arrest this summer. McAfee denied he was intoxicated at the time but rather under the influence of Xanax. A court date is set for November.
McAfee also fled Belize in January 2014 when police investigating a neighbor’s murder tried to question him.
His official website, Mcafee16, is live.
For once in his life, McAfee is hoping to go viral.