Tomorrow, members and last-minute members of the PC Party of Alberta will be casting their ballot in the run-off vote for leader of the party to select one of the three remaining candidates:
I watched a little bit of the Wednesday night debate and I throughout, I simply asked myself, who would I prefer, and who seemed like a premier to me. And I would say by far Alison Redford looked like someone I wouldn't mind representing Alberta. After the sudden loss of her mother--she displayed herself as dignified, tough, calm, and well spoken. There have been comparisons to Margaret Thatcher, but I don't know about that. I may put an "X" for her at the last minute.
Watching Gary Mar only made me not want to vote for him more--he seemed smug and totally uninspiring. Doug Horner seems like a smart guy with some good ideas, but those ideas appear convoluted and unclear--it's difficult to know where he stands. I'm tired of cliche platitudes.
All that said, all three have been at the cabinet table of this PC party. When questionable policies came up and passed, they weren't stopping them and are therefore, part of the problem with this party. One of them being is also some ethical questions for Mr. Mar.
This party is intrusive, off-track and out of touch. None of the candidates have convinced me otherwise. There will be no change in how this party governs. They have become Liberals in every way. And as Peter Lougheed once said, "A Liberal is a Liberal, is a Liberal."
40 years is enough. The last seven have been completely uninspiring, directionless, and damaging. It's time to fire them next election.