Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Alberta's Wildrose about to Bloom

I want to congratulate Danielle Smith for becoming the new leader of the Wildrose Alliance party. She's bright, articulate, photogenic and very media savvy. I believe she is the one to take the party to next level. From fringe to mainstream to government.

The current Progressive Conservative government is old, tired, and has lost it's way. There is no more conservative in the PC government. On the other hand the Wildrose Alliance is new, fresh, and does offer a real conservative alternative.

The WAP has come a fair bit in such a short time. Just a couple of years ago two small parties came together and decided to get hitched.

From placing in the single digits last provincial election, they now enjoy sitting in second place behind the PC's and above the Liberals and the ND's. A month ago in Calgary-Glenmore, a riding that has been strong hold for the PC's since 1971 Paul Hinman easily defeated the PC's who placed third.

With the dissatisfaction with Ed Stelmach and his PC government, conservatives are looking for a real alternative. The Wildrose Alliance party may just be that alternative for real small c-conservative to feel comfortable in.

They have come a long way but still have a long to go but with the new leader, the grassroots, grit, hard work and determination I believe they can go all the way.