Candidates do protest too much

It seems that Ziggy Stewart has missed two fundamental facts concerning democracy

Reading the recent article “Waste-to-energy controversy impacted the mayoral race – candidates” it seems that Ziggy Stewart has missed two fundamental facts concerning democracy. Firstly, it is incumbent upon the candidates to make their case to the voters who then choose through election who they want to represent them and secondly, there can only be one winner. For Mr. Stewart to claim that Jim Abram’s comments surrounding a proposed mass waste incinerator “caused irreversible damage to mine and councillor Grant’s mayoralty campaign,” is ludicrous. The only people that caused the inevitable ‘damage’ to either campaign was the other candidate. Roy and Ziggy were never going to walk arm and arm into City Hall whether they planned to warm their feet on a new incinerator or not. There’s one Mayor and he or she sits in a chair not on a sofa. Stewarts comments are highly insulting to the voters of Campbell River and Mayor-elect Walter Jakeway whom they choose fairly because of the positions he clearly stated on subjects that the majority of voters supported. Personally, I think where there’s smoke there’s fire and he doth protest far too much. Philip Stone Quadra Island