What the heck?
As International Business Times reports, the “father of antivirus software,” who also has a highly colorful past to put it mildly, might be running for president.
Of course, McAfee’s history — in addition to pioneering antivirus technology which he later sold to Intel — includes losing up to $100 million in the 2007 crash, and fleeing Belize after his neighbor was murdered and he was wanted for questioning by authorities.
McAfee announced over social media this weekend that he might be running for president, but will make the official declaration tomorrow.
“Sources close to the campaign have told International Business Times that McAfee will publicly declare his intentions this week with the source saying documents will be filed on Wednesday, Sept. 9 in McAfee’s bid to be the next President of the United States,” IBT reports. “He plans to make the announcement on Fox News.”
IBT adds these gems: “The source said that to aid his campaign McAfee is creating the Cyber Party to address the fact that ‘national leaders have little or no understanding of the cyber science upon which national finance, military systems and every aspect of social systems from TVs to automobiles are based.’ ”
A couple posts, one to Facebook, as Business Insider reports, on Sunday, and one via Twitter today, have since been removed, but here is the crux of the Twitter message from IBT before McAfee’s camp had time to take it down:
— John McAfee (@officialmcafee) September 8, 2015”
A retweet of the original tweet of the announcement, however, remains:
— Khalil Sehnaoui (@sehnaoui) September 8, 2015
I guess we’ll all find out on Fox News tomorrow.