Thursday, August 10, 2006

The Elite Eight

Greatest Prime Minister We Never Had - Round 2
Matchup 1
Robert Stanfield
Peter Lougheed
Matchup 2
George Etienne Cartier
Tommy Douglas
Matchup 3
Preston Manning
Roy Romanow
Matchup 4
Frank McKenna
Ed Broadbent

(view results)

The second round is set. You can see the full first round results here.

The third seed, Ed Broadbent fended off a spirited challenge from John Manley by a mere 17 votes - he'll advance to face the only upset winner of the first round, and only Liberal left standing, Frank McKenna.

The top seed, Robert Stanfield, had an easy ride in the first round and will face former Alberta Premier Peter Lougheed.

In a left versus right matchup, it will be Preston Manning versus Roy Romanow.

And, in a battle between two individuals who could very well win the entire tournament, it will be Greatest Canadian Tommy Douglas against the only 19th Century candidate left, George Etienne Cartier.

Round two closes on Tuesday - one vote per day until then.


  • I can't believe McGee lost...

    By Blogger James Bowie, at 2:28 p.m.  

  • Come on people... don't let BROADBENT beat McKenna!!! Geez!

    By Blogger Forward Looking Canadian, at 2:40 p.m.  

  • Whoa, Manning vs Romanow!! Broadbent vs McKenna! Cartier vs. Douglas! Now THIS is an amazing match-up!!! Stanfield vs. Lougheed is also really terrific. This one'll be good!!

    By Blogger Jacques Beau Vert, at 2:55 p.m.  

  • Oh well - if Crosbie had to lose to someone, I'm glad it was Lougheed.

    I agree with Jason BG - those are some dandy second-round matchups.

    By Blogger Jason Hickman, at 3:26 p.m.  

  • jen; That was the intent. I figured Broadbent could have won the election (well...maybe not...but he could have beat the Liberals) had he played up the anti-FT Captain Canada Schtick while Turner sat back. So I pretty much flipped their roles (right down to the debate performance and the "bomb the bridge" strategy used against Turner) as the catalyst for Broadbent winning the election.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 6:59 p.m.  

  • Now these are some great matchups. Pretty clear choices all the way.

    By Blogger Michael Fox, at 11:19 a.m.  

  • peter; Alberta's oil royalties are less than most other countries in the world.

    If they charge the some royalty rates as a place like Norway, there'd be even more wealth in the provincial coffers.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 1:36 p.m.  

  • How you can put John Manley on that list and not HH Stevens, or Don Flemming, or Eric Keirans, or Paul Martin... no the other one, is beyond me.

    By Blogger Sean Tisdall, at 8:07 p.m.  

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