Anti-virus expert and crypto enthusiast, John McAfee, has announced he is running for presidency for the election year 2020. This would actually be his second time running for president as he first ran in 2016 where he lost to former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson to be the candidate for the Libertarian Party.
In spite of past refusals, I have decided to again run for POTUS in 2020. If asked again by the Libertarian party, I will run with them. If not, I will create my own party. I believe this will best serve the crypto community by providing the ultimate campaign platform for us.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 3, 2018
Critics may be skeptical as even McAfee has stated he does not believe he has a chance of winning. McAfee is rather using his platform and following to be able to address the public on a larger scale.
Don’t think that I have a chance of winning. I do not. But what truly changes America is not the president, but the process of creating one. If my following is sufficient I get to stand the world’s largest stage and talk to the everyone, as I did last time, to tell the truth.
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) June 4, 2018
One of McAfee’s goals would be to promote the crypto community and shed a more positive light with him acting as a reputable representative. While his presidency bid seems unlikely, with the state of American politics, crazier things have happened.