Posted March 6, 2021, 6:19 p.m. by Vice Admiral Daniel Lerner (Presidential Candidate) (Daniel Lerner)
Posted by James Sinclair in Questions For Candidates - Why the Wait?
I have a question for both tickets.
Many of us saw the Election go up and nominations open. And then we saw… nothing. I had several conversations with members, and all of us saw this… well… let’s just say more than one eyebrow raise was recieved. From my experience this kind of pause before a nomination is put up is quite unusual. So my question to each ticket is:
Why did you wait so long to put yourselves up for consideration?
It’s certainly different then some other elections, that’s for sure.
I can only comment on how I got here.
I don’t think it was a huge secret that running again had crossed my mind, but not the timing. I had initially given some thought to running eight months from now. I had a vision that I was developing. While RL timing isn’t a big deal now, it would improve in time for the next election (I step down as Chair of my Board in July, and reach my six-year term limit on the actual Board in December). And I’ve been PDir for so long and putting so much time into the Personnel Department for the last 2.5-3 years, I wasn’t sure how I felt about not being PDir :)
So the seeds for running were all there, the timing just needed to be sorted out.
Certainly the spark for me (as I’m sure for others) were those first few days of no one running. That got me thinking more about my RL timing - there was no real reason why I couldn’t run now. It also made me think more about my vision for my term as President - and the more I thought about it, the more excited I became about what could be done. And once I was excited about it, it became inevitable I was going to run :)
Then it was a matter of Nathan and I talking, fleshing out these ideas from an abstract vision to a platform and making sure it really made sense for us to run this term. And here we are!
Thanks for the question, James.
Daniel and Nathan: Working on a slogan since 2021
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