[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4IsqmMqCEo?start=0&wmode=transparent&w=640&h=480]Lessig announces end to presidential bid.
It didn’t take long for Harvard legal scholar Larry Lessig, the cofounder of Creative Commons, to drop his US presidency bid as a Democrat.
Lessig trumpeted himself as a sign of change in August. He said he was running “to build a mandate for the fundamental change our Democracy desperately needs.” But now he’s blaming the political system as his excuse for dropping out Monday. And this isn’t the first time his political ambitions have flopped, either. In 2008, he said he was running for Congress in California, but he bailed on the bid after a pollster “convinced him he couldn’t win.”
His Monday announcement that he was dropping out, he said, was because the Democratic Party changed the rules that would make it impossible for him to participate in the party’s debates—the next one is scheduled for November 14.
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