Conservatives will become Liberal to win
We are headed in to an election campaign and our two main parties have the same platform. I’m not him. For the last few weeks I’ve heard the feint hum of Conservative knives being sharpened. It is very possible they will have their day in the sun. I wonder how long it would take for all the angry white men that curse the perceived Liberal darkness to realize that life will not dramatically improve the moment a Conservative takes office. To win this election the Conservative party is going to have to become Liberal government without the Liberals.
The great experiment of the reform party has now ended in a miserable failure. They have come full circle. They maintain the status quo on abortion. They have now hopped on the Kyoto bandwagon. They will honor all Liberal spending promises. In the end the merger of the PC’s and the Reform/Alliance was a PC takeover.
They will hammer on the sponsorship scandal and paint themselves as the white knights of honest government. Riiiiight. The fact is that there are honest Liberals that called for the AG’s audit and the RCMP to investigate. I saw a lot of that happening in the eighties.
Regardless of what happens I hope Ralph Goodale wins. In the short time he has been finance minister he has done a lot of good things for Saskatchewan. He has been the point man to clean up more than one government mess.