>This was found yesterday AM on the LNCDiscussPublic list. It was written by Ruth Bennett, Secretary of the LNC.
Dear LNC members,
> In thinking about filling this position and seeing the names of the folks
> self-nominating, I realized that there is no logical reason to ask anyone
> interested to spend the time and money to fly to D.C. to make their case to
> us. I would much rather that we make our selection and then urge the others
> to make a donation of the money they’ve saved to the NLP or the Johnson
> Realistically, most of us have probably made our decisions or at least
> narrowed it down from the list. I am just proposing that we make the
> decision now, let the new member get all the necessary reports and get up
> to speed.
> Please, also remember, that we have such a limited amount of time together
> and it seems like a mis-allocation of those limited hours to make a
> decision that most – likely all – of us have already made. Let’s say that
> we have just these 8 candidates. If each is allowed just five minutes to
> make her/his case, that is 40 minutes at best. Plus wrangling over a
> voting system and voting and counting ballots. We will have spent a
> minimum of an hour and a half out of our total of 12-14 hours together –
> about 10% of our meeting! It just does not seem like a good use of our time
> – when we can have a decision in the next couple of weeks.
> Currently I have these names – and more are likely coming: (in no
> particular order)
> Carl Perrson Paulie Frankel Am I
> missing anyone?
> David Blau Mark Hinkle
> Bill Still Gary Johnson (TX)
> Gigi Bowman Guy McLendon
> So please vote AYE on this motions as quickly as possible and we can
> proceed to a vote on our new At-Large member.
> Thank you for your consideration.