Musings —04.23.2012 12:39 PM—
Wildrose has been dropping sharply since the bozone layer eruptions began. The PCs now own Edmonton, and the huge Wildrose lead in Calgary has vanished. Rural Alberta is rural Alberta: WCC, blah blah blah.
Contrary to what Canada’s conservative-dominated media pundits may tell you, (a) the PCs have run a solid campaign under Stephen Carter (he of Nenshi fame) (b) the homophobic, racist stuff has hurt Wildrose and (c) there has been a lot of vote moving around in the past few days, just as Tom Flanagan wrote about, presciently, in respect of the 2004 federal vote. It matters.
Seats? Dunno; things are too, er, wild right now. But I don’t see a Wildrose majority at all. If Redford can make some kind of a deal with the few Liberals and New Democrats elected, she’ll be Premier at this time next week.
Thank the Lord, etc.