I am running for president. I am running with the purpose of restoring this democracy. I will make that objective primary. I will do everything possible to make it happen first, by working with Congress to pass fundamental reform first.
— Law professor and Democratic presidential candidate Larry Lessig, explaining that he’s pushing forward with his campaign. Lessig had previously pledged to resign from office, if elected, as soon as substantive anti-corruption legislation was enacted by Congress. He has now renounced that pledge after realizing it made his campaign look like a stunt (via The Atlantic).