>>>1. People who are nominated outside the Nominating Committee's
be called public candidates, not self-nominees. The
is degrading and a misnomer of the process
>>>by which one gets on the ballot
through this alternative to the
>>>Nomination Committee slate.
>>I fail to see
how calling a person a "self-nominee" is degrading. It >>means that the person put
themselves up for nomination - which is >>_exactly_ what is happening here. How is
>>At most one can say that one isn't "really" a nominee until one
is >>on the ballot, but that is being officious and picking nits, IMNSHO.
>First of all, I agree that the term "self nominee" is degrading.
>makes the nominee look and feel as though he/she is tooting his/her
horn and could not be nominated in any other way.
I disagree. It seems to me like
you're assuming that this horn tooting is by default going to be pure arrogance,
and that is a wrong assumption. After all, if a nominee doesn't toot their own horn
nobody is going to why they are qualified or even that theyare there at all. Saying
"This is why I would make a good director" can be done without being arrogant.
why should that be the only case for public nominations?
>Usually, nominees come
from the general membership and are seconded.
>I should think that self nomination
AND nomination by members should
>be allowed, plus only a second should be needed
to place the nominee
>on the ballot. The nominee can always decline the
Are you saying that there should only be 2 people (nominator & seconder)
required to get a name on to the actual ballot? Can you imagine how clogged the list
would be, then, from which we'd have to chose to vote? Potentially _hundreds_ of
names could be on the ballot! As the present system stands for self-nominations
(and not being concerned, for the moment, with advantages to NomCom nominees), I
think it is a good one, with only minimal changes needing to be made WRT minimal
number of countries from which support for a nominee must come to get on the ballot
(se my posts on the elsewhere) and a longer nominating period.