I spoke with the unlikely candidate for New York lieutenant governor about why he's running for office — and crowdfunding his campaign.
Tim Wu: The powers of incumbency in Washington have won in the Obama administration. To the extent that there have been internal struggles, I would say California tech progressivism has been losing those battles. How is the NSA allowed to do what it wants? Because the national security forces have won over the privacy guys. The privacy guys are pushing back now, because of the publicity, but obviously that has come late.
I’ll say it again — tech progressives came to Washington and they were beaten.