Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Lawrence Lessig is running for president

Harvard professor and author Lawrence Lessig has thrown his hat into the 2016 presidential race, with this caveat:
The Harvard law professor announced on August 11 that he would seek the Democratic nomination if he could raise $1 million by Labor Day, and this morning he reached his goal. If elected to the White House, Lessig pledges to pursue one piece of legislation—a set of electoral reforms he calls the Citizen Equality Act—and then resign in favor of his vice president, whoever that might turn out to be. In that way, he says, he can make the election a referendum on campaign reform without letting other issues get in the way.
So much 2016 weirdness, and 2015 isn't even over yet.