McAfee announces his presidential run, and the launch of the Cyber Party. He says he decided to run after being encouraged by “almost everyone” he knows and meets, and because he believes governments worldwide are “out of touch”. McAfee says the hallmarks of his campaign would be his outspoken nature and his willingness to answer any question about his background. He will run on a privacy platform, saying that the desire to respond to terrorist attacks had opened citizens up to excessive surveillance.
I have a huge underground following on the web. I promise you I will win because I have the votes…We are losing privacy at an alarming rate — we have none left. We’ve given up so much for the illusion of security and our government is simply dysfunctional. The government can spy on people using their mobile phones while they’re with their wives and husbands.
He also says that his recent DUI was the result of Xanax, a claims that he says will be supported by a blood test.