Alberta Can Blow Me
If Martin does somehow win this election, he's going to leave Alberta extremely pissed, and a lot of Liberals out West in a foul mood. The "Alberta Card" may be good tactics when it comes to winning elections but, like the anti-Americanism, it's damaging to the country in the long run.
Remember the fuss when the Reform Alliance ran those ads asking if people really wanted a leader from Quebec? This is the same sort of regionalism that parties who pretend to be national should stay away from.
Especially from a leader who said his time as Prime Minister would be judged a "failure" if he couldn't end western alienation.