Friday, March 31, 2006

Vote results are in...

It's 55%.

Obviously the speech wasn't good enough. But then, a vote like this shouldn't be based on a speech - it should be based on things like winning a majority government with a four year mandate or bringing down a great budget or having a 70% approval rating with Albertans. What will these Albertans think of us now?

This saddens me greatly, and to be honest I don't know what these people were thinking. I predict every single one of them will regret voting yes at some point of time in the next few months.

20 comments:

daveberta said...

WOAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jim said...

Holy shit.

Glen said...

The King is dead. Here we go...

Anonymous said...

my god...

Jim said...

Man... I guess he didn't get the dose of PCEnergy he was hoping for.

Anonymous said...

If this is true, it's over alright. Whoa! I have to admit, I'm stunned. I just hope this doesn't mean a Jim Dinning coronation.

AB/ba

Anonymous said...

Wow... I'm stunned. Waiting for the analysis and aftermath to start. When will the leadership change hands & what does it mean for the next election? Could we be going in fall of '07? Hmmm.

Brian C said...

Unforgivable. Albertans will think the party is full of opportunistic pretenders like Lyle Oberg.

Brandon said...

This isnt an April Fool's joke is it? Why can't I find a single media story to verify this?

Brandon said...

Never mind:

http://www.ctv.ca/servlet/ArticleNews/story/CTVNews/20060331/klein_leadership_vote_060331/20060401?hub=TopStories

Glen said...

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20060331.wklein0401/BNStory/National/home

This is the real deal. Considering the "predator" analogy has been brought up, I would argue that Klein being turfed is merely political natural selection.

The party needs renewal - Ralph simply couldn't bring that.

Glen said...

Whoops - my apologies. I misread "pretenders" for "predators"

Brandon said...

I suspect all his attempts to sabotage Harper are also coming back to haunt him.

That had to have pissed off a lot of Alberta Tories.

Anonymous said...

This means a whole new ballgame come election time. The other two parties have leaders that have gained some solid face & name recognition with the general voting public.

Despite the immense coverage it will get, the leadership campaign may not establish a new Tory leader as the automatic "name that's known" come election time.

Brandon said...

Well I guess the Tory majority might be cut down a bit, but I think it will probably be a very cold day in hell before a Liberal will ever be Premier of Alberta again.

Anonymous said...

No regrets here.

Brian C said...

Ralph was not simply the premier of Alberta, he was also a very popular mayor of Calgary. Myself, I wouldn't have voted for Ralph in my riding of Calgary Elbow. However, to take off his head like this is extremely distateful and I would hope Calgarians wouldn't take this from the PC party. I wouldn't hold out hopes for a rush to the Liberals though.

Allie said...

I will agree that, no matter what you think, it should not have hapened in this way.

daveberta said...

" I will agree that, no matter what you think, it should not have hapened in this way."

I agree. It should have happened in an election. This is unfair.

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