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RE: [ga] withdrawal of candidacy

I think you mistook my message -- this election deserved a number of
candidates, as well as all the quality of candidates which it got... that's

Lots of participants on this list... I suspect that few would describe me as
"apathetic"... :-)  But maybe there is someone...?

I could have sat by and not endorsed the candidates, thus perhaps, if there
weren't sufficient endorsement, lending some question to the election. I
didn't do that, and made an effort to ensure that all candidates had
endorsements, so there would be no other challenge.  You seem not to
acknowledge that and to be critical ... not sure how I make any contribution
in that case.

so, reluctantly, signing off from further discussions on this issue.


-----Original Message-----
From: Sotiropoulos [mailto:sotiris@hermesnetwork.com]
Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 9:35 PM
To: Cade,Marilyn S - LGA; 'Patrick Corliss'; Harald Tveit Alvestrand
Cc: Roberto Gaetano; Jonathan Weinberg; Eric Dierker; Danny Younger;
Subject: Re: [ga] withdrawal of candidacy

Cade,Marilyn S - LGA  wrote:

> Without any comment on votes, given that I endorsed all four candidates to
> ensure that there could be a valid election, I am somewhat concerned.

To be frank, I am more than `somewhat' concerned that you (and certain
others) are concerned about this.  The election is valid.  I never heard of
an election being called off because a nominee ditched... never.

> Without a fourth candidate, I probably would have worked harder to recruit
> someone to run.  That might be true of others, as well.

So basically, your "apathy" in this process was due to regarding Jon
Weinberg as the "sure thing"... I wonder what you'd have posted had he run
and *not* won?  Marilyn, have you ever laid bets at the horse track, or on a
roulette wheel?  Life is surely a strange scenario... especially when things
don't go our way, eh?  This is surely not meant to be a serious post, is it?

> This is in no way a commentary on the candidates who are standing, but
> a comment on other things.

Such as?  Please be specific... I for one would definitely like to know what
these "things" are?

>Everyone who is standing has made a considerable
> effort to organize themselves/their work/etc. so they can offer to take on
> the considerable work of chair, c-chair.

I am glad you think so.  Therefore, you don't really have a problem with
continuing the election, right?

> We are all obviously learning as we build...

Some lessons are more painful than others:  Fact of life.

If this election is called off, this will be the surest sign of complete
corruption of the GA.  I cannot, and will not countenance any such activity.
The election must continue as there are still 3 candidates to be decided

I am greatly disturbed and disappointed that some people believe otherwise.
I will not vote in another election should this one be cancelled, and I urge
others who feel the same to act accordingly.  Will my lack of voting cause
concern?  Somehow I doubt it...

Sotiris Sotiropoulos
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