April 09, 2015

Alberta election: Prentice denies campaign is already in trouble

Marc PatroneRebel Commentator

PC leader Jim Prentice says he's the only one of the party leaders able to balance the need to keep a lid on spending and to protect frontline public service jobs at the same time. 

In yet another attack on his opponents in the NDP and Wildrose Parties, he says both those parties have no plan to deal with Alberta's fiscal problems resulting from low oil prices.

He posed for pictures with a middle class family in Innisfail as part his efforts to portray himself as a champion of working Albertans.

He also dismissed any suggestions his popularity is down as a result of his plans to raise taxes and run a huge deficit.

A poll released Wednesday has him running third behind the Wildrose and NDP.

Do polls mean anything this early in an election?

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commented 2015-04-10 19:03:54 -0400
I don’t trust polls anymore. They don’t tell the true picture of what the people think. The question are biased in the way they are presented. I strongly believe they do this on purpose to scare people to have them vote the other way. They also said that the PC’S here I Ontario had a huge lead, but we’re wrong yet again! I think pollsters should not be able to have polls until after the election. In other words shut the F up you idiots!!!!!!
commented 2015-04-10 13:36:53 -0400
I’m voting for the Wildrose Party in the next provincial election, am a PC party supporter but am willing to give the Wildrose a chance since the PC’s have abandoned all conservative principles.
commented 2015-04-10 01:05:23 -0400
Alberta won’t survive under anything else. The Wildrose party itself has been around for awhile. The one we don’t speak of any more didn’t define it. In Alberta it is crucial for a proper conservative party to be running it. That party is Wildrose. I would like to think Prentice won’t get in, but as a strong opposition the Wildrose could help keep that province true until Prentice can be booted.
TJ the NDP in Alberta, never!
God help the west.
commented 2015-04-09 23:33:41 -0400
@ Mike. I am willing to give the Wildrose a try even if they are inexperienced. They will gain the experience.

@ Chris. If the main stream media can keep their fear mongering over the Wildrose to themselves the polls might be more accurate than last election. It is my firm belief that the MSM played a significant roll in scaring people away from the Wildrose last election.
commented 2015-04-09 22:12:47 -0400
What do polls mean? Last election the polls had Wildrose way out in front. Woke up to the same old, same old.
commented 2015-04-09 22:12:03 -0400
Peter and TJ I am caught between you both. I would like Wildrose to win but as it is a short time to pick a Wildrose leader who Just earned himself a kick for his stupid mouth a loss to NDP with a minority gives us a good amount of time to raise a leader and groom him properly and not just dump him into the cesspool of politics to see if he can swim.
I just heard of Jean a couple of weeks ago. I just figured out he is a redhead and not a blond. What else don’t I know?
commented 2015-04-09 21:38:10 -0400
TJ Spiller, na! Wildrose the whole way. But the one thing we can agree on, boot prints on Prentice’s butt.
commented 2015-04-09 21:12:30 -0400
We can only hope Prentice implodes. The man is not a real conservative. Actually, I am rooting for the NDP at this point – they can’t do much damage with a minority government, and Prentice would more or less have to resign, humiliated, if they defeat him. Then, hopefully the WRA can get itself together and take the next government.
commented 2015-04-09 20:42:29 -0400
I was concerned that Kerry Towle’s fetish for lurking behind a party leader – any party leader – and nodding vigorously in rapt agreement to whatever they are saying could result in serious cervical damage.

Then I was reminded, she has a brass neck.
commented 2015-04-09 20:33:30 -0400
I hope the PCs do stay negative throughout the campaign. The negativity coupled with the corruption coupled with the new budget of taxes, taxes, taxes and cuts to everything but the public sector, Prentice will make Albertans very, very angry.

Keep it up, Prentice, you keep digging yourself in deeper every minute of the day. I am happy to watch you do it.
commented 2015-04-09 18:56:06 -0400
Of course he’s going to say his campaign’s not in trouble! Would any politician admit otherwise? But to claim that he’s the only leader that can put a cap on spending, whilst borrowing heavily for this upcoming “budget” is a tad disingenuous… at best. Mr Prentice, it’s called “budgeting”! You should be able to do this at home…! Oops, you got laid off and your income got slashed — guess you can’t spend on all the things you thought you were going to do, right? Right? It’s called slashing spending, not borrowing and raising taxes!

Yeah, his campaign’s in trouble…!
commented 2015-04-09 18:29:39 -0400
Prentice, the man who could have been.