This is in no way a statement against the excellent candidates for this moderator election.
In many elections of this kind, there is a tacit "3rd option", to vote that none of the candidates is suitable for the position and to re-open nominations (RON) - i.e. to start the election again from scratch, with new nominations.
This has the advantage of preventing bad or average candidates from being elected by default, simply by being the "best of a bad bunch".
The only disadvantage I can think of is the risk of having to run a second election.
I was wondering re-opening nominations is not an option in this and/or future elections, and whether people feel that it should be?