Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Progreeeeeeeeeesive Conserrrrrrrrrrrrrrvative

Preston says no.

Jim Dinning breathes a sigh of relief that he won't have to fight a real race or debate ideas.

15 Comments:

  • I have a pretty strong hunch that Preston probably conducted some internal polls, and realized that it would hard for him to win.

    Save himself the embarassment of losing two leadership races in a row, and save his legacy in the process.

    By Blogger Liberal Fortunes, at 12:42 PM  

  • That's too bad. I've always admired Preston.

    By Blogger Toronto Tory, at 1:03 PM  

  • This sort of explains why Stephen Harper is Prime Minister and Preston Manning works for a think tank.

    By Blogger godot10, at 1:24 PM  

  • "Benoit also said Manning wouldn't enter the race unless he was 90 per cent sure he would emerge victorious".

    When Harper took over the Alliance he had at least a 90% chance of never victorious.

    By Blogger anonymous, at 1:51 PM  

  • (never being PM)

    By Blogger anonymous, at 1:51 PM  

  • That's a big loss for Albertans. And by the way, I think Harper can breathe a big sigh of relief as well.

    By Blogger scott, at 2:31 PM  

  • Too bad. It would have been an interesting race.

    By Blogger Red Tory, at 2:39 PM  

  • Unless Preston's 2pm announcement is that he's going to lead a merger of the three right-wing splinter parties...

    Sorry, still hurting and indulging a last gasp fantasy.

    By Blogger molarmauler, at 2:42 PM  

  • That's a pity. He'd make a wonderfully fascinating Premier.

    By Blogger Lois, at 3:11 PM  

  • Good, Jim Dinning can now be the PC's Paul Martin.

    By Blogger LIB YYC, at 3:23 PM  

  • What does it matter who becomes leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta? Will not the new leader simply take the crown from Normie Kwong, place it on their head and proclaim thyself "Emperor of Alberta"?

    By Blogger Lord Omar, at 9:54 PM  

  • What does it matter who becomes leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Alberta? Will not the new leader simply take the crown from Normie Kwong, place it on their head and proclaim thyself "Emperor of Alberta"?

    In all honesty, this is pretty much the feeling with the party. Now that Manning is out of the race, Dinning is a shoo-in. Other candidates have asked to address our local constituency association, and they will most likely have their requests approved, but everyone around here wants Dinning.

    By Blogger Werner Patels, at 11:42 PM  

  • Good riddance. With Ted Morton unlikely to win, at least that means Alberta won't see a Reform Party in Conservative clothing wrecking the province. I say good riddance.

    By Blogger Miles Lunn, at 2:51 AM  

  • anybody know where ol' Paul Martin was last night???

    He was a no-show at the vote!

    By Blogger Riley Hennessey, at 9:15 AM  

  • Is this even a "race" anymore? Wait... which party are we talking about?

    By Blogger Hatrock, at 1:28 PM  

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