나는 출마하고 싶다. 하지만 나는 다른 종류의 대통령이 되기 위해 출마하고 싶다. '다른'이라는 건 전통적으로 정치에서 과대 포장할 때 쓰는 의미로 하는 말이 아니다. 문자 그대로 '다른' 대통령을 말하는 것이다. 나는 우리의 민주주의가 무척이나 필요로 하는 근본적인 변화를 이루기 위해 출마하고 싶다. 그걸 이루면 나는 사임할 것이며, 선출된 부통령이 대통령이 될 것이다.
Lawrence Lessig is the Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, director of the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and founder of Rootstrikers, an activist network opposed to corruption in government. Lessig has authored numerous books, including Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Our Congress -- and a Plan to Stop It and One Way Forward: The Outsider's Guide to Fixing the Republic. He serves on the Board of Creative Commons, MapLight, Brave New Film Foundation, The American Academy, Berlin, AXA Research Fund and iCommons.org, and on the advisory board of the Sunlight Foundation. He is a Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Association, and has received numerous awards, including the Free Software Foundation's Freedom Award, Fastcase 50 Award and being named one of Scientific American's Top 50 Visionaries. Lessig holds a BA in economics and a BS in management from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in philosophy from Cambridge, and a JD from Yale. Prior to rejoining the Harvard faculty, Lessig was a professor at Stanford Law School, where he founded the school's Center for Internet and Society, and at the University of Chicago. He clerked for Judge Richard Posner on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals and Justice Antonin Scalia on the United States Supreme Court.