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Thursday, November 30, 2006

debate? how about mini-put?

The three last remaining Alberta PC leadership candidates standing - Ed Stelmach, Ted Morton, and Jim Dinning - had it out tonight in a televised debate. Now, one might say,:

"Daveberta, you're a keen observer of the albertus politicnus. What did you think of the debate?"
Well, my answer to that question is that I didn't watch the debate.

I spent my evening having a blast at West Edmonton Mall's Glow-in-the-Dark Mini-put! If you haven't been, I do recommend. It's quite fun.

From what I can tell about the debate, it wasn't exactly exciting (I may be wrong?).

Jim Dinning went on the attack against Ted Morton. This isn't overly surprising as Dinning has been in desperate-attack mode against Morton since only receiving 30% support on last Saturday's PC leadership vote. All you have to do is watch and listen to Dinning to feel the sense that he's extremely desperate to save his political future and pull off a win. Check out this video of Dinning's rally speech to supporters earlier this week to see what I mean.

Though I'm really at a loss as to predict what the results of Saturday's vote will be, it should be interesting to see how much support Ed Stelmach has been able to gain over the past week. He seems like the only of the three to have some sort of momentum...

As for the other candidates, I will have my final pre-second/third ballot up tomorrow.


Duncan said...

albertus politicnus? I wonder if it moves quickly? Is it a carnivore or a herbivore? How does it mate? Mini-put is pretty awesome, by the way.

Don said...

I think Stelmach was gaining momentum right up until the moment many Albertans got their first memorable look and feel of him, and he played dodge and weave. I think last night let a lot of air out of the bandwagon tires.

Allie said...

I think Ed did well last night. I think the trick is to run the bandwagon the old fashion way - with wagon wheels!