John McAfee, who founded the software firm that bears his name but who is no longer affiliated with the firm, has announced that, now back in the states, he will seek the nomination of the Libertarian Party.
McAfee, 70, seems to have decided to seek the LP nomination for strategic reasons---he realized how difficult it would be to get on most state ballots with a new party.
Some party members are actually excited about this.
Enter the LP, despite the fact that McAffee is more opportunist than libertarian. Notes Reason:
And, oh yeah, he was once a multi-millionaire, but now could not fund his own campaign, even if he wanted to. Reports Reason
[H]e is not, he says, in a position to independently fund his campaign but "I have smart people who I think will solve" any fundraising problems.
He says he will appear on Steve Colbert's show around January 5th.
Justin Raimondo has reacted:
Oh for chrissake, why can't the Libertarian Party nominate a normal person for President? https://t.co/uCNXp9hmlE— Justin Raimondo (@JustinRaimondo) December 29, 2015