|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Has Alberta Conservative leadership candidate Doug Horner reached the conclusion he doesn't owe a darned thing to the province's medical association?|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | It's still likely Gary Mar will win the Alberta Conservative leadership contest, possibly on the first ballot. But the race is his to lose.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Alison Redford's campaign, interestingly, is reminding observers of the campaign run by Naheed Nenshi, who came from behind last October to triumph in a three-way race for mayor of Calgary.|
Fixing the Alberta Medical Association's blunder: What to do about Alison Redford, let alone Raj Sherman?David J. Climenhaga | Regardless of what the Alberta Medical Association now does, Alison Redford has turned this attempt to endorse Gary Mar into an opportunity to establish herself as the only Tory leadership candidate.
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Staying in Alberta's cabinet as long as possible and then announcing a run for the Conservative Party leadership likely won't hurt a candidate's chances, and might even help them.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | If this were a horserace, and the candidates were horses, your racetrack tipsheet might say Horner to show, Redford's the wild card.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The only likely beneficiaries of the vote split between these two strong right-wing candidates to replace Alberta Conservative Premier Ed Stelmach will be more moderate Tory hopefuls.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The media has largely ignored important events in the Alberta PC leadership campaign. If Alberta's commercial media will not do their job, someone is going to have to come forward to do it.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | Rick Orman, the Invisible Man of Alberta politics, is about to announce he's seeking the Alberta Conservative leadership.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | New candidates like Culture Minister Lindsay Blackett make the Alberta PC leadership race more interesting by making the outcome harder to predict.|
|Blog David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta Conservatives could face exactly the same situation as the last time they chose a leader, when the virtually unknown Ed Stelmach rode up the middle to become the premier.|
Delayed by fog, dogged by health system allegations, Gary Mar's Alberta Tory leadership campaign has bumpy startDavid J. Climenhaga | As polished as Alberta Tory candidate Gary Mar's campaign team may be, they don't really seem attuned to the idea they're going to have to deal with other candidates who know how to campaign.