Saturday, April 09, 2016

The Most Interesting Presidential Candidate in the World

He worked for NASA. His namesake was installed on most of the computers sold for decades. He's taken on corrupt governments and escaped their wrath by disappearing into the jungle where he was developing new antibiotics from previously undocumented flora. He took the half-billion dollar sale of his software company and created several new incubators for new security software development. There are pictures on the internet of him holding almost every weapon made by man. The above descriptions aren't even hyperbole... He's been called the real most interesting man in the world.

Who we're talking about, if you haven't guessed, is John Mcafee, and he's running for President of the good ole' U S of A. He has already obtained ballot access in 3 states via his own party ticket (the Cyber Party), and seeks the Libertarian nomination, which would put him on the ballot in all 50 states.

Mcafee has a software incubation company, Future Tense, which operates out of the southeastern US. He must have made a stop or two over at Von Mises while visiting his operation in Auburn, AL, and picked up a lot of his ideas. Or maybe he is just logical enough to realize what value freedom has. Either way, he makes a lot of sense for a guy who seems to be on the edge.

The guy is unconventional, to put it mildly. That, though, is probably exactly what a 3rd party needs to get any real promotion. Any publicity for alternative parties is good, but having a guy who can articulate sound ideas as well as be a camera magnet is great. He may not win, but he may very well put the party duopoly on the path to elimination, and that would be a very good thing.

Below is an ad for one of his software companies, Qikfunder, produced a couple of years ago: