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Sunday, November 26, 2006

oberg goes stelmach.

Looks like Lyle Oberg just held a press conference and endorsed Ed Stelmach.

If I were Jim Dinning, I'd be worried.

12 comments:

Duncan said...

I certainly don't think if Jim Dinning had a facebook profile it would say he was "carefree".

decoin said...

I get the sense you are not fond of Dinning.

Ken chapman said...

We were told this was going to be the case ast night in Calgary by the Stelmach team when Hancock was the first to support Ed.

Expect Norris to come behind Ed too.

Anonymous said...

Since Lyle Oberg lives in a million dollar mansion in Sherwood Park, I guess this still counts as "the Northern Alliance?"

michael in calgary said...

Did Hung Pham, Pearl Calahasen, and Guy Boutillier follow Oberg to Stelmach?

Duncan said...

I can't speak for Dave, but if the "I get the sense you are not fond of Dinning" comment was directed to me, I can say that isn't the case - I rather like the man. All the same, I can say that last night's result was not Dinning and his team were hoping for.

Gnomes said...

If (big if) Stelmach can get 2/3 of the Oberg-Norris-Hancock vote, he could place second on the first round of the second ballot virtually guaranteeing an win after third place was knocked off. I'd give him longshot odds, but it's not entirely implausible. Anybody-but-Morton meets anybody-but-Dinning. In the more likely event of Stelmach placing third, it's anyone's guess as to how his supporter's would break between Dinning and Morton.

Tyler said...

This seems more and more like a bit of a gamble. Say hello to Premier Morton. I guess those of you in Edmonton don't know how mobilized these right wingers are in Calgary. We haven't seen the height of the support Rob Anders and Craig Chandler can drum up for Morton.

Let's talk about what happens when Ted wins: how long before Bill 208 is re-introduced as a government bill in the next session?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Rob Anders - what a real vote getter. He's got enough trouble keeping his nomination.

If I was Ted, I wouldn't want to be too closely associated with Mr. "Down with Mandela".

Jim said...

If Morton wins this thing, I'm going to make sure that no one forgets Lukaszuk's barbs against him. Especially the one about Morton being more representative of Alabama than Alberta.

tyler said...

anonymous ovbiously doesn't live in Calgary. Tell me how a guy like Anders can keep winning his nomination everytime, despite the organized "anybody-but-Anders" campaigns that go on every election and nomination.

Here's a link to the Herald story on this.

Anonymous said...

My recollection was that Anders was in for a tough fight last go-round with his nomination. It was a much tougher competition that the election. This time, his challenger for the nomination was disqualified under dubious circumstances. Anders has a tightly knit little cadre on supporters in his riding. Maybe he and Ron Liepert (MLA for Calgary West) will do us all a favour and fight to the death.

Oh, sorry, Ron won't be available for a fight. He will be hanging around at the polling station again this weekend, shilling and intimidating people for Jim Dinning.