[arin-discuss] Fwd: [ARIN-Suggestions] New ACSP Suggestion 2014.10: CHANGES TO CANDIDATE SPEECHES
owen at delong.com
Thu Jun 5 23:55:21 EDT 2014
On Jun 5, 2014, at 11:42 AM, Paul Andersen <paul at egate.net> wrote:
> I'm having a hard time reconciling what is going on here.
> The idea of effectively pre-approving candidate messaging feels to me like the proposed cure is worse then the disease. Who will approve these? And when a video isn't approved what stops that person from publishing it on youtube anyway? (Each candidate gets a link to a webpage currently). And what if they instead just encourage people to visit a link where said endorsement is made? Or if they are wearing a T-Shirt with the other candidate? A picture of the other candidate on their desk? Will all those be blocked?
> We also seem to encourage the idea of third party endorsements. There is an entire section dedicated in the election website to that purpose.
> I'm also uncomfortable with the concept of "severe penalties". It am gathering from the comments that Bernadette did not solicit Owen's endorsement. Would the penalty be against Owen? Bernadette? Again -- this all starts to get ugly quick.
Just to confirm and be completely clear here… Bernadette did not solicit my endorsement. In fact, I personally asked and encouraged her to run for the position in the first place. I don’t think she even knew I was going to do what I did before I did it.
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