I have given some thought about Larry Lessig’s possible candidacy for congress. I have come to the conclussion that I would agree with it, for the following reasons:
- Rally the right people.
For starters, I believe that by running for congress, Lessig will create some exposure about the corruption in American politics. Everybody knows its there, but nobody is willing to change it. Lessig is out to change it, and for that very reason, all exposure is good exposure.
Secondly, at the moment I believe that many of his supporters are the same people who believed in his previous life as a copyright-reformist. I do not necessarily agree that this crowd is the same as the crowd thats needed for a direct political effort.Â I would love to be wrong about this one, as it would prove that technologists have political influence as well.
Im looking forward to receiving word on what the decision will be. Either way, his cause is a good one, one worthy of pursuing by any means necessary.