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Which Alberta PC Leadership Candidate Do You Want to Win?
Alana DeLong
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Jim Dinning
21%
 21%  [ 6 ]
Victor Doerksen
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Dave Hancock
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Gary McPherson
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Ted Morton
60%
 60%  [ 17 ]
Mark Norris
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Lyle Oberg
10%
 10%  [ 3 ]
Ed Stelmach
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 28

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CC Scott





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manning would have been an alright choice.

I am so leaving the party if Dinning wins. Someone who supported Paul Martin's leadership bid can never have my support. That, and he got my last name wrong and ridiculed the CPC at the UACA table at the U of A.
biggie





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CC Scott wrote:
Manning would have been an alright choice.

I am so leaving the party if Dinning wins. Someone who supported Paul Martin's leadership bid can never have my support. That, and he got my last name wrong and ridiculed the CPC at the UACA table at the U of A.


Hahaha, a personal hatred... even better ;)

Dinning and Oberg are both bad choices I think...
CC Scott





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

biggie rection wrote:

Hahaha, a personal hatred... even better ;)

Dinning and Oberg are both bad choices I think...


You'd be right. Oberg is coddling the unions, and Dinning is all over the map in terms of policy.

My personal favourite of Dinning's policies (because it's so absolutely out to lunch) is how he's promised that he'd make it so that no one under the age of 30 has to pay provincial income tax.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CC Scott wrote:
biggie rection wrote:

Hahaha, a personal hatred... even better ;)

Dinning and Oberg are both bad choices I think...


You'd be right. Oberg is coddling the unions, and Dinning is all over the map in terms of policy.

My personal favourite of Dinning's policies (because it's so absolutely out to lunch) is how he's promised that he'd make it so that no one under the age of 30 has to pay provincial income tax.


wow... Thats a dangerous tax loophole if i've ever seen one...
The under 30 crowd are the people who need that the least anyhow. What bills do under 30s have ?? scary prospect..
CC Scott





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah. Needless to say that he hasn't brought it up for a while.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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What does everyone think of the fact that some of the unions in Alberta are now becoming involved in the race by buying memberships for their members and endorsing specific candidates, mostly Lyle Oberg at this point.


I'm actually rather shocked by how lax the leadership campaign rules are in the Alberta PCs.

I think they need a major renewal in the party.
CC Scott





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's what's frustrating party members right now. Morton is actually promising to reform the leadership election process.
Bleatmop





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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2006 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool Blue wrote:
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What does everyone think of the fact that some of the unions in Alberta are now becoming involved in the race by buying memberships for their members and endorsing specific candidates, mostly Lyle Oberg at this point.


I'm actually rather shocked by how lax the leadership campaign rules are in the Alberta PCs.

I think they need a major renewal in the party.


Maybe this renewal will take part in Alberta choosing the 5th party to ever lead here. If the PC's seem like they arn't connected with the people anymore, I think they'd easly lose the next election (and that seems like something they're doing to me). Its my opinion that it was Ralf that was the reason why they've won so many elections.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now I think:

Oberg has the best fiscal policies. But the union thing bothers me.

Morton has to get his policy message out. Or does he? I too have heard liberals say "If he wins, I'm outta here." Don't let the door hit you on your way out.

Norris - policies are still too vague.

MacPherson - at least he's making it interesting.

Dinning - forget it. The "Whopper" page on his website is a joke right?

Hancock - is he still in this race?
CC Scott





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PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2006 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hatrock wrote:
Hancock - is he still in this race?


Yes he is. I have a friend working in that campaign right now and he says that they're already talking about who their second choice is.
TealTories





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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark Norris is ok but I dont think he will win.
I am still deciding but Morton seems to be the only one with a plan.

Oberg should run for the Liberals, he is not quite corrupt enough but with a little practice..... :lol:
hatrock





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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Ed Stelmach probably has the most second choice votes and I think that's what his campaign has been geared toward all along.... sneak up the middle.

I think the top 4 after the first vote will be:

1 Morton
2 Dinning
3 Oberg
4 Stelmach
CC Scott





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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hatrock wrote:

I think the top 4 after the first vote will be:

1 Morton


That I like.
ahashake





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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My vote went for Morton.

The thing I respect most about him is his direct approach and no bologna style.

He's not a "focus group" politician or a "smooth operator".

He won't pussyfoot around an issue and when asked a question he will look you in the eye and give you a straight answer.

If your interested in a great blog that's following the campaign, check out:
www.albertadecides2006.blogspot.com

Cheers
CC Scott





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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ahashake wrote:
My vote went for Morton.

The thing I respect most about him is his direct approach and no bologna style.

He's not a "focus group" politician or a "smooth operator".

He won't pussyfoot around an issue and when asked a question he will look you in the eye and give you a straight answer.

If your interested in a great blog that's following the campaign, check out:
www.albertadecides2006.blogspot.com

Cheers


There is also the Renewing the One-Party State blog that is also covering the Leadership Race.
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