07 May 2015

It was his to lose...

...and he did...

Jim Prentice said in an interview that when it came to the fiscal mess in which the province found itself, Albertans needed to “look in the mirror.” Those four simple words infuriated a public that felt Mr. Prentice was blaming them for a problem created by a succession of PC governments.
The financial landscape changes as people dump oil stocks... for what... medical marijuana?


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Renewable energy start ups. Wake up.

Anonymous said...

That was one important gaffe of many. The PCs were seen as shifting left in the last election to defeat Wildrose. Then they were seen as shifting right by selecting Prentice, for the same reason. Then the 'almost merger' with Wildrose cemented this idea that Wildrose had forced the PCs to shift significantly to the right. That shook loose some progressive voters from the PC big tent. And that the 'almost merger' happened behind closed doors instead of througha democratic grassroots process (what were you thinking Manning!) caused some weakness to the whole base, though no one may have left because of it. Then the budget was seen as a shift BACK to the left. That was enough for any Wildrose supporters who had come over to leave, along with some of the right wing base, but too little too late to win back the progressives. So now their leaving on the left, leaving on the right, and weakened in the middle by a few gaffes. That spells bad news. And now there's lkttle reason for Wildrose to merge which means vote splitting on the right is likely for one more election. Those involved in the 'almost merger' really, really screwed things up. You can thank Preston Manning almost as much asnJim Prentice for the NDP government.

Neo Conservative said...

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the short answer is prentice dissed his base and flushed four decades of conservative rule down the shitter.

my guess is, the dippers will try to spend their way out of trouble and will be voted out at the end of their term.

money talks... bullshit walks.

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