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    Maybe the Klein conservatives, and Harper and his miscreants.

    But Jim Prentice?

    Or even Peter Lougheed?

    These Reformatories are a newer strain -- But even they don't have very deep support in Alberta;  their Provincial counterparts are a marginal fringe party.  And even that crank Rob Anders is usually ushered out of town during an election in order to avoid him talking to.... well, anyone;  reporters or constituents.  

    I think the bigger problem is that the other parties tend to write much of the province off to the Cons before the hat is even dropped.  There's no such thing as a 10-Province Strategy up here for the Liberals or NDP;  In many parts of Alberta, sadly, the NDP or Liberal candidates are just warm bodies and lack any sort of support or infrastructure -- money for those parties is often determined to be better-spent shoring up ridings that the Cons are gunning for, in Ontario or Quebec.  

    But the Cons press their ceded home-field advantage hard in these areas long before the Opposition can muster any sort of presence, so it's usually a lose-lose situation for progressives out here.

    Slower Traffic Keep Right.

    by Wisewood on Sat Nov 29, 2008 at 03:17:40 PM PST

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