“John McAfee — the cybersecurity legend and now Libertarian party candidate — has released a video ad on YouTube which encourages Americans to ‘‘Vote Different,'” Steve Morgan reports for Forbes.
“The Apple ad — which achieved cult status — has clips of humanitarians and beloved people including Albert Einstein, Bob Dylan, Martin Luther King, John Lennon, Muhammad Ali, Mahatma Gandhi, Jim Henson, and Amelia Earhart,” Morgan reports. “In McAfee’s video, he echoes Jobs by saying ‘People who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.’ The video — which promotes McAfee’s candidacy — features clips of famous entrepreneurs including Elon Musk, Richard Branson, John Mackey, and Peter Thiel… but diverges with footage of people smoking marijuana, a photo of Eric Snowden, and clips of controversial figures Ron Paul, Aaron Swartz, and Jeffrey Tucker.”
Morgan reports, “When asked about the Apple ad, McAfee replied ‘Steve Jobs was a friend and mentor whom I miss more than I can say. His exquisitely beautiful soliloquy – to the crazy ones – touched my heart when I first heard it, and now, years later it’s meaning is deeper and more profound. I chose it as the theme for my campaign video, hoping that if Steve were still alive he would approve of his words being used to address the disaffected of this great nation, in the hopes of galvanizing the public behind the sentiments that Jobs so eloquently expressed – Liberty, individuality and human dignity.'”
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