[ExI] I Miss The King of Extropia

BillK pharos at gmail.com
Sun Jul 17 18:32:13 UTC 2016

On 17 July 2016 at 14:54, spike wrote:
> In a two party system there is cross-over voting, where voters choose the
> other party’s weakest candidate in the primaries, so that one’s own can win.
> It is clear enough to me that both parties somehow chose their weakest
> candidate this time.  This example was so extreme, it is still not clear
> which is worse, but both are deplorable.
> The real problem the US faces and other nations as well is that we have
> old-style leadership.  We had no one running who demonstrates they have any
> clue about technology and the important fundamental changes it brings, the
> new threats and opportunities.
> We need new-style leaders, such as Peter Thiel.  Pete isn’t eligible to run
> for president, having been born in Germany, but he is an example of the kind
> of person we need running for high office, not an endless stream of
> sleazeball lawyers.  Perhaps Thiel will accept an office in the cabinet as a
> science and technology advisor or something.

Apparently Peter Thiel will be speaking at the Republican convention
in support of Trump.
Presumably he has reasons to prefer Trump to Clinton.


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