'Eccentric millionaire' John McAfee running for U.S. president

Self-described "eccentric millionaire" John McAfee has joined a crowded U.S. presidential race, against notable candidates Donald Trump, Limberbutt McCubbins, and Deez Nuts.

Designer of McAfee antivirus software wants to focus on privacy

In late 2012, John McAfee became notorious for fleeing from Belize, after authorities wanted to question him regarding the death of his neighbour. ((Photo illustration created by Sandwillow))

Self-described "eccentric millionaire" John McAfee has joined the increasingly crowded 2016 U.S. presidential race, putting himself up against notable candidates Donald Trump, Limberbutt McCubbins, and Deez Nuts.

McAfee, designer of the antivirus software bearing his name, has announced that he's running for U.S. President with a focus on privacy and information security. He will be running under his own political party, the Cyber Party.

"We are losing privacy at an alarming rate — we have none left," he said to Time. "We've given up so much for the illusion of security and our government is simply dysfunctional."

The antivirus mogul launched his campaign website today, while the Hill reported that he has submitted all of the necessary paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission.

In late 2012, McAfee became notorious for fleeing from Belize after authorities wanted to question him regarding the death of his neighbour.

He was never declared a suspect, but McAfee said he feared being killed by his landlord because he had fallen behind on his rent, according to the Verge.

Unlike Limberbutt McCubbins, a cat from Kentucky, and Deez Nuts, actually a 15-year-old boy from Idaho named Brady Olson, McAfee can legally run for the presidency — despite being technically born in the United Kingdom, because it was on U.S. military base. 

He sees his biggest rival as Republican candidate Donald Trump, though he still appreciates Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

"If I didn't enter, [Trump] would've won," McAfee told CNN Money, adding that he thinks Clinton is "very smart."

Like other eccentric candidates, McAfee developed a fast following on social media, as well as the requisite hashtag #McAfee2016.

Some can already see him in office.

They're generating slogans

and T-shirts.

Though many doubt the seriousness of his candidacy. 

There are still some complaining about his old antivirus, however. Although he sold the company to Intel in 2014, the software remains named McAfee.

McAfee has advice for them too

Which might give some inspiration for a future running mate.


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