Seems like the battle of conservatives is on. The WRA and PC bloggers are on the attack, although I am not sure why so brutally, we can't sway the vote.
Here are some links on the by-election:
Calgary Rants, Enlightened Savage, Jane, Brian Dell, and Blogged Down in Calgary.
It has been a long summer with very little political excitement so this by election is going to overtake the local blogging community. With each right leaning party believing they will take the by-election it comes down to the voters and who they believe deserves their vote. I have stated my opinions on Dianne, but I don't think I crossed any lines by making it personal. She is running for politics so she better get tough skinned and stop her crying about the name calling, because it doesn't matter who you are, some will just not like you.
The other point I would bring up is who the WRA members are, we at one time were avid PC party supporters with many of us involved deeply within the party. Now because we think the PC party has strayed from it's core values we are a bunch of right wing loonies? Good luck with this one, we are the same people who helped many of PC members get elected in the past, so don't be too quick to discredit the very people who helped build the PC party. The biggest problem with the PC party is their leader as well as the direction he has led this party. Had my guy won I don't think many of the WRA supporters would have to be opposing the PC machine today. I have talked to many PC MLA's who openly have said their is only about 12 blue conservative MLA's in the party and the rest are purple and red. Not good enough for me.
The WRA has been re-vamped from the 2008 elections and we have built solid policies and are building on our solid conservative members. The changes reflect what mainstream Alberta wants and needs because they are the ones who build our policies, grassroots baby! PC brass and avid supporters can write us off if they choose, we are no longer the conservative alternative, this time we won't split the vote we are determined to take it no matter the outcome of the by-election.