Wildrose MLA and Finance Critic Derek Fildebrandt has turned some heads after backing a united conservative front in Alberta that would mean joining forces with the Progressive Conservatives.
It goes against what leader Brian Jean has been stating but it’s necessary in order for conservatives to win the next election.
The sentiment in Alberta right now is that people are sick of politicians and they just want unity on the right to boot the NDP out of office.
If conservatives remain divided by next election, they’ll lose and hand it over to the NDP. It’s just that simple.
Not only are conservatives divided in party, but there's a rural/urban divide, with Wildrose having a solid rural vote, while the PC’s have historically been very popular in Calgary. Make a deal and boom, the NDP is out.
It’s time to put party and pandering aside. The countdown to the next election is on and these guys have to get it together to strengthen whatever conservative force might form once the new Progressive Conservative leader is chosen.
Derek Fildebrandt took a huge leap in being straight forward and maybe even going against the grain of the Wildrose Party in order to get the ball rolling.