It should not go unmentioned that by withdrawing from the mayoral race three days after the polls opened, Bob Kasting essentially disenfranchised anyone like myself who voted for him [“Independent Vancouver mayoral candidate Bob Kasting endorses Kirk LaPointe”, web-only]. Now my vote for mayor no longer counts, and of course I cannot go back and vote for someone else.
If Kasting felt any responsibility at all toward his supporters, he should have withdrawn at the latest on November 3, before the advance polls opened, and one wonders why he didn’t make his announcement then. I for one will never vote for him again, even if he were running for dogcatcher.
> Gerry Polman / Vancouver