Originally Posted by Old Actuary
Current Board members are not allowed to criticize Board policy. If any nominee publicly supported putting Tom on the ballot, they would have to resign from the Board. A nominee who wanted to publicly support Tom's right to be on the ballot should resign from the Board, but continue to be on the ballot. That would be the intellectually honest thing to do and I would respect that person and probably vote for him.
Nominees who are currently on the Board have limited credibility, since they cannot identify any policies that they disagree with. That seems to guarantee that all policies will continue unchanged.
I don't understand why that would be the intellectually honest thing to do. But I guess it really does not matter since it is not going to happen anyway. If he resigned and stayed on the ballot, I'd be all for that. I just suspect the Board would find a way to remove him from the ballot.