McAfee 2020: Make America HODL Again
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John McAfee has revealed more details of his upcoming Presidential campaign, but even he says the American public would be insane to vote him in to office. Some people said the same about Donald Trump, though, so anything is possible.
McAfee doesn’t even want to be President, according to today’s Tweet. He wants to launch an entire presidential campaign to draw attention to the blockchain and cryptocurrency.
Let’s be real. No sane person could believe I could ever become President. That’s not my goal. I want access to the National Stage for 18 months to promote what I believe is the only thing that can save us: The Blockchain, CryptoCurrency and the economic freedom they will bring.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) October 3, 2018
His election campaign should be entirely academic, but today McAfee named Rob Loggia to the post of Chief Operating Officer on Team McAfee, according to LinkedIn.
This is his second crack at ironically running for President with no intention of winning, although he rated his chances much higher than in 2016, when he failed to secure sufficient Libertarian support. Now, in 2020, he’s sure he can succeed at failing to become President as he builds his own party to launch the ill-fated campaign.
McAfee is a bit of a character and has been responsible for a number of batshit crazy stunts over the years. While on the run in Central America, he has been linked with running a meth lab in Belize and has a multi-million dollar wrongful death lawsuit against him somewhere in the works.
More Scandal Today
Today he was linked to a class action lawsuit over a pump and dump scandal that has already drawn the attention of the SEC. McAfee is not the main focus of this lawsuit, so that’s something. McAfee is never far away from the spotlight, though, and it’s often for the wrong reasons.
That makes him a near-perfect modern presidential candidate. He’s running as a Libertarian and he’s certain to provide entertainment, at the very least. McAfee will grab some column inches, and if he can advocate for blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies without totally going off the deep end, he might actually help this time around.
Even McAfee’s Clock Is Right Twice A Day
Beneath the overt madness, some lucid thoughts do come from McAfee’s lively social media feeds. He is passionate about limited government and economic freedom, both of which are noble goals. He doesn’t always go about making that happen the right way, but there’s a kernel of a good idea in there.
People ask what my presidential policies will be. I have one: economic freedom, which invariably leads to personal freedom. If a people are not free, then policies will be made by their masters, and will mean nothing to the people. We must free ourselves first, then make policy.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) September 27, 2018
Then he goes on to say things like he’d legalize most things, apart from the most heinous crimes. That could work, or it could be the recipe for chaos. Knowing McAfee, we’d opt for the latter.
The author is currently not invested in any digital currency.