Software mogul John McAfee – Libertarian Party for President
SAN MATEO, Calif. — John McAfee, Libertarian Party candidate for president of the United States.
He previously announced and filed his paperwork back in September to run for President under a brand new party that he was going to be starting called the “Cyber Party”. Now, according to USA Today’s Jon Swartz via a phone interview today, McAfee said he will be joining the Libertarian Party and jumping into the race for their party’s nomination.
“They have (10) candidates (for president), none of whom have personality,” said a laughing McAfee, who is is running on a platform to pardon all marijuana users in prison and “stop the U.S. from being the world’s policeman.”
The unconventional presidential run is McAfee’s latest headline-grabbing adventure. The 70-year-old cybersecurity pioneer, who was named as a “person of interest” in an unsolved 2012 murder case in Belize and later claimed he is a target of a Central American hit squad for his criticisms of the Belize government
Expect to see plenty of McAfee in the coming months, and not just on the campaign trail. He is the subject of a TV miniseries from Billy Corben, who directed Cocaine Cowboys and ESPN’s 30 for 30 documentary on the University of Miami football program, that is scheduled to premiere in May 2016. McAfee has also been penning columns the past several months for the International Business Times. One recent piece was on the rage of psychedelic drugs in the work place.
In his spare time, McAfee has developed a computer program to predict world events. Among them: On Dec. 26, India’s chief mobster will retire and name a successor.
Although there are already 10 declared candidates plus Jesse Ventura and Gary Johnson still contemplating jumping in, McAfee seemed to be confident that he can win the Libertarian Party’s nomination. Considering the 10 candidates currently in the race, McAfee said laughing, “They have 10 candidates running, none of whom have personality.”
It should be interesting to follow this race in the months to come. The LP’s national convention will be held May 27-30, 2016 in Orlando, Florida.