John McAfee – yes, that McAfee; anti-virus guy – announces run for president

John McAfee – yes, that McAfee; anti-virus guy – announces run for president
New leader of the Cyber Party throws hat in ring. (Image via The Verge)

[Ed. – This is inexpressibly awesome.]

Anti-virus software tycoon John McAfee plans to run for President, the developer confirmed on Tuesday. He will run under his own newly created “Cyber Party.”

McAfee, who teased the official announcement on his Twitter, said he decided to run after encouragement from “almost everyone” he knew, CNNMoney reports. The self-described “eccentric millionaire,” known for a strange run-in with authorities in Belize three years ago, said his primary motivation to enter the race was the government’s problems with security and surveillance. …

“I have a huge underground following on the web,” he said. “I promise you I will win because I have the votes.”

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