What's this? Can it be that the gap between the Wild Rose and the Alberta PC's is.....gasp....shrinking? Hmmmmm. Probably just a blip or something....or....the campaign against Smith is working.
But how could a campaign by the elitist Toronto-based media be working against the Wild Rose? Isn't this an Alberta election, and isn't the Wild Rose campaign being run by the most Principled of Principled Conservatives? And didn't the Ontario PC's lose the last election because they didn't stick to their principles, while the WRA is going to teach all us timid Easterners a thing or two about how to deal with waffly quasi-Liberals like the PC Party of Alberta?
Of course that's what's going to happen. I'm just getting too worried about some silly polls.
There's just no way that the Alberta PC's are going to regain government based on a couple of wacko things some of the Wild Rose candidates said. If they did, well....that would mean that Principled Conservatism (which the Wild Rose has in spades) has nothing to do with whether we win elections or not.....and the only reason conservatives win elections at all in Canada is if the Liberals don't do a good enough job of scaring voters into voting Liberal.
It would mean that even Albertans value social acceptability of a candidate's views as more important than....well, anything, really.
But that's just crazy talk.
By the way, did anyone else notice that Dalton's budget vote is going to be on the day immediately following this Alberta election? Why do you suppose that is?