Why he's doing it? A hard question
How he's doing it? Much easier - he's got a shit-tonne-pile-o'cash.
If Thiel did not have a giga-hoard-o'spondoolies, then this story wouldn't be here.
Backing Hogan I could respect him for - it was to my liberal sensibilities reprehensible and I'd give a nod to anybody who underwrote him.
Actually, I think that's maybe my point - you can admire the actions of people, without having to like or completely agree with the person. It's.. well sortof how society works.. and well 'people'.. my own mother drives me up the wall, and I believe my brother voted for Brexit.
Did the Dalai Lama wear Gucci? - well frankly I don't give a toss, as I don't have the responsibility of judging him as a person.
Short of running for president, none of this matters (god help me, if I was judged on my whims).
Now when you run for president though..