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September 15th, 2009 (01:54 am)

Wow. We went Wild Rose...? I guess they managed to convince enough people to vote small c conservative and "Send Stelmach a message". Quite frankly, I don't remember this riding ever being anything but Conservative blue (provincially). I suspected the riding would go anything but Conservative since it's a by-election - much like Calgary Elbow went Liberal red in its by-election after Klein retired. *checks Wiki* O_O;; Wow, this riding's been Conservative since a by-election in 1969. Double wow this time around, and a touch annoying, was the level of campaigning. We actually had candidates go door-to-door on top of the usual flyer handouts and phone calls. The more telling aspect will be what - if anything - results from this by-election's result and, more importantly, how the riding will go in the next provincial election (in ~2-3 years).

We now return you and this blog to fandom. :P


Posted by: wanderingdreamr (wanderingdreamr)
Posted at: September 15th, 2009 04:07 pm (UTC)

You live in Canada right? It took me a few minutes to figure out that blue is conservative and red is liberal where you are talking about, I'm used to it being reversed in the US.

Posted by: Shadow (kagedreams)
Posted at: September 16th, 2009 05:19 am (UTC)

*laughs* Yeah. I didn't realise folks in the US were reversed from here. (Then again, I don't think I hear US politics referred to in those terms very often either. ^^; )

Posted by: wanderingdreamr (wanderingdreamr)
Posted at: September 16th, 2009 12:23 pm (UTC)

Usually it's during our presidential elections when we talk about states going blue (Democratic like say California) or being red (Republican like Texas). Honestly I think it just makes the maps easier to read!

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