Poor Bill Gates. An internet presidential campaign for Bill gave up. That's really sad.
Bill Gates probably noticed and read the website and our arguments, but he probably didn’t feel the drive needed to go for that presidential candidacy…We would like to thank all of you who tried to get this thing to work, and we hope we’ve inspired some people to think about the US Presidency in a way they never did before.
The reason is of course that Bill does not want to fix the US, but Europe is different. The EU-Commission is working hard to set up new Highlevel groups to get more advice and give foreign businesses more say. Microsoft and all other companies from abroad are very welcome and the Commission does its very best to keep Parliament and citizens away from policy making. Bill Gates is so interested in European policy matters. He thinks Americans should have a say in European patent policy. He believes that he needs to educate European officials about the future of EU patent policy because our European officials primarily serve American billionaires, that's their job
Bill Gates should be appointed an honorable Commissioner of the European Union because that reflects his role behind the scenes. Microsoft usually speaks of its government leaders. The world is injust, first Commissioner Kroes who awarded Bill Gates, did not meet expectations and all offers of Microsoft for kind cooperation were denied. And then the software patents debate, the Irish McCreevy failed. So much effort, so much support, so many flavours of civil society were created, still the ignorant European Parliament rejected the directive.
What's wrong in Europe and who will be able to cure them? Bill succeeded in the US, why not in Europe? What to do? More new lobby hats? No! Bill should become Irish and run for Commissioner.
P.S.: Just look at the agenda of the Presidency's Consumer conference. Who speaks for Consumers? Microsoft.