Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Zuckerberg says he has no plans to run for president: report (FB)

Mr. Zuckerberg still has to resolve the shareholder lawsuit on his "Ya got it, ya sell it, ya still got it"*  controlling shareholder plan, now, after discovery, with more Andreessen.

Then he's going on his 50-state "meeting people in small towns-2017 tour".
Then he has to talk with President Obama's campaign wizard David Plouffe about whether David is happy in his brand-new perch at the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative.

Then he...
Hell who knows, 2020 seems a long way off and right around the corner at the same time.

From The Hill:
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reportedly said Tuesday that he has no plans to run for president.
“No,” Zuckerberg told BuzzFeed News when asked about any potential White House plans.

“I’m focused on building our community at Facebook and working on the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative,” Zuckerberg added, referring to the philanthropic group he founded with his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan.

The Facebook founder reportedly did not immediately respond to follow-up emails from BuzzFeed. Facebook didn't immediately respond to a request for comment Tuesday from The Hill.
Zuckerberg’s comment comes after substantial speculation and media attention around a potential 2020 bid for the White House.

The Facebook CEO has not publicly indicated an interest in the office, but a series of moves he’s made over the past year led some to believe that Zuckerberg has presidential aspirations.

At the beginning of the year, Zuckerberg announced that he and his wife would travel to all 50 states and meet with community members everywhere they visited. His New Year’s resolution was immediately compared to a presidential listening tour, and his first stop on the tour in Waco, Texas, carried a presidential tone....MORE
*I think the "...Got it, sell it, still got it" formulation is the punchline to "Why do Goldman bond salesmen envy hookers" or something, now used as voting control strategy in the Valley, see for example GOOG-GOOGL-GOOGLIEST (class B for Larry and Sergei with 10x votes).