Why is it that we still don't know who nominated Him?

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    Here are those eligible to nominate for a Peace Prize:

    Who may submit nominations?

    Each year between 150 and 200 different nominations are received of candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize. The number has risen steadily as the Prize has become increasingly globalized. There may occasionally be several thousand nominators behind one and the same nominee.

    Who, then, may nominate candidates for the Peace Prize?

    According to the statutes of the Nobel Foundation, a nomination is considered valid if it is submitted by a person who falls within one of the following categories:
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    Members of national assemblies and governments, and members of the Inter-Parliamentary Union
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    Members of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague and of the International Court of Justice at the Hague
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    Members of Institut de Droit International
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    University professors of history, political science, philosophy, law and theology, and university presidents and directors of peace research institutes and institutes of international affairs
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    Former Nobel Peace Prize Laureates and board members of institutions that have previously been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize
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    Present and past members of the Norwegian Nobel Committee
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    Former permanent advisers to the Norwegian Nobel Institute

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    The Nobel Committee makes its selection on the basis of nominations received or postmarked no later than February 1 of the year in question. Nominations which do not meet the deadline are nor***ly included in the following year's assessment. Members of the Nobel Committee are entitled to submit their own nominations as late as at the first meeting of the Committee after the expiry of the deadline.

    The Committee does not itself announce the names of nominees. In so far as certain names crop up in the advance speculations as to who will receive the year's Prize, this is either sheer guesswork or information put out by the person or persons behind the nomination. Information in the Nobel Committee's nominations data base is not made public until after fifty years.​
    Who may submit nominations? | Nobels fredspris

    Who nominated Obama? I don't recall ever immediately not knowing the names of who nominated others.
     
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    Could be.

    It's very, very odd that the name of who made the nomination is still not known.
     
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    Was it not Nicholas Sarkozy of France?
     
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    I don't know. Link?
     
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    I'm betting it was made after the deadline for nominating...like 12 days after Obama was installed as our chief peacemaker.

    I'm betting the award is nothing more that political elbow rubbing. Maybe Arafat wanted a peer on the list of recipients.
     
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    not really..........

    Has X been nominated as a candidate for the Nobel Prize?
    Information about the nominations, investigations, and opinions concerning the award is kept secret for fifty years.
    Nomination Facts
     
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    See, the deadline for the nomination is February 1st. Many are assuming that the nomination was on the deadline.

    That is not necessarily so. It could have come in even before that, even before those monumental first twelve days.

    So, we still don't know the name behind the nomination nor do we even know the date of it. This lack of such knowledge is unprecedented, IIRC. For all other Nobel prizes, there is transparency.
     
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    Thank you, Cap'n Obvious. Read that specific portion of my OP above.






    We know the names of other nominators, for example.
    California Chronicle | GREG MORTENSON NOMINATED FOR NOBEL PEACE PRIZE




    Yet, we do not know the name of who nominated Obama. I have to wonder why there is no transparency. Is the one who nominated afraid to immediately acknowledge it? Why the lack of transparency?

    Hell, we even knew the name of the person who nominated Gore last year.
     
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    Would you guys stop your whining, be happy your president won. I read someone say that this was a reward to America too for finally we have elected a decent good person. The world has changed since Reagan began the slide to militant idiocy. Time for you tools to grow up.


    Paul's take on you.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/05/opinion/05krugman.html
     
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