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Doug Craig: John McAfee likely to run for Libertarian Presidential nomination

Libertarian National Committee member and former LP of Georgia state chair Doug Craig on facebook (H/T Caryn Ann Harlos):

Just got a call from USA Today newspaper. .they wanted to ask me about the John Mcafee campaign ..I told them I had talked to him about ballot acces and always welcomed all voices to the debate when it comes to freedom. .well it looks like he will be announcing a run for the Libertarian parties nomination in Orlando. .. .‪#‎libertarian‬ ‪#‎gapol‬

McAfee has been running as the Cyber Party candidate, but as far as I know has not qualified or hired anyone to qualify that party for the ballot in any state.

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  1. Wang Tang-Fu Wang Tang-Fu December 24, 2015

    If elected, would he be able to go to Belize again without being arrested?

  2. Robert Capozzi Robert Capozzi December 24, 2015

    a: … someone who is a more solid libertarian.

    me: I see that CAH is gettin’ it! There are perfectly fine alternative ways of saying this without diminishing another L (though I’m not sure McAfee uses the label).

    Like: someone who advocates positions more in line with the platform. Or, someone who more consistently and forcefully advocates for more liberty and less government. Or even, someone who has studied and can articulate the theory of the NAP.

  3. Andy Andy December 24, 2015

    I liked what 1996 and 2000 Libertarian Party candidate for President, Harry Browne, had to say about Social Security. His plan was to liquidate government assets that were unconstitutional and/or unnecessary, and use the proceeds to purchase private retirement accounts for those who were already dependent on Social Security and for those who were close to retirement age, and then to free everyone else from Social Security taxes and phase out the program.

  4. paulie paulie December 24, 2015

    Caryn said to Andy at 14:54: ” Haven’t you head?”

    Best typo I’ve seen this week! ?


  5. Jill Pyeatt Jill Pyeatt December 24, 2015

    Caryn said to Andy at 14:54: ” Haven’t you head?”

    Best typo I’ve seen this week! 😀

  6. Doug Craig Doug Craig December 24, 2015

    The article should be in the USA today in the next few days

  7. Andy Craig Andy Craig December 24, 2015

    copy-pasta my comment from Doug’s post:

    There’s plenty in his platform to pick apart, but that’s all secondary: the man is bonkers. He had to flee Belize under suspicion of murder (a truly crazy story), he was arrested for DUI (and drunken firearm possession) not four months ago. His one-time fortune is, by all accounts, gone, in part thanks to the chunk of it seized while he was literally a fugitive.

    To say he has personal baggage, would be the understatement of the century.
    McAfee 2016: because somebody has to make Jesse Ventura look sane.

  8. ATBAFT ATBAFT December 24, 2015

    “Like he thinks that the Social Security program is a good idea that should be saved, ” And, after some 80 years in existence and 40 years of the LP knocking it, do 95+% of the American people. Is it even possible to convince a majority to make just a little change in s.s. that would move the whole damn program back toward liberty? While we may be the “Party of Principle,” refusing to advocate incrementalism toward our goal will continue to make the party irrelevant in terms of actually effecting policy. Isn’t it possible to have the Statement of Principles while devising platform planks that say what Libertarians advocate as realistically possible in the near term? Ed Clark’s campaign did this and was relatively well received by non-Libertarians while precipitating a major split in the LP. Is it possible to do another Clark-style campaign while not splitting the LP?

  9. Caryn Ann Harlos Caryn Ann Harlos December 24, 2015

    Andy there is no such thing as more libertarian. Haven’t you head?

  10. Andy Andy December 24, 2015

    I do not think that Mcafee is a bad guy, but I looked over his website when I heard about him running for President a few months ago, and a few of his issues are pretty far out of line with the Libertarian platform. Like he thinks that the Social Security program is a good idea that should be saved, and he thinks that the government should stimulate the economy by creating make work programs like FDR did, building roads, bridges, etc…

    I’d prefer that our presidential nomination go to somebody who is a more solid libertarian.

  11. Caryn Ann Harlos Caryn Ann Harlos December 24, 2015

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