A match made in Liberal progressive heaven!
It appears that the Wildrose are catching up to the Alberta PC's, even before the election begins. This is excellent news. Can Wildrose go from around 6% in the last election to 30% in our yet to be called election this spring? I think so.
If you look at the results from the last election, the Liberals were most often in second place behind the PC's.
What if Liberals switch their votes to Red Ali? Is that likely? The votes from last election show the Liberals in second place in most ridings, so why would they vote PC? If the Liberals hold their votes, and some PC voters switch to WRA, could the Liberals gain enough seats to form a minority? This is the biggest worry of Alberta conservative voters. While more Liberals will probably get elected if we vote Wildrose, fewer PC's will get elected. If the PC's are limited to a minority, the power they have had for years will be blunted. Most importantly the people can then force an election at any time they want.
What I sense, from talking to people at work, is that a big shift is happening. People are fed up with the PC's, and they are talking Wildrose as the alternative, not the Liberals or NDP. Make no mistake, the PC's in Alberta are in big trouble, and Red Ali is one of the main reasons. She just rubs Albertans the wrong way. She barely won in the last election:
It's time for the dinosaurs to go. We need fresh blood, not recycled paper dolls standing in front of us repeating the same old tired line, year after year. Maybe that's what freaks me out about Red Ali.....think Stepford wives. YIKES!