Derek Fildebrandt is out, so what does that mean for the United Conservative leadership race?
We’re left with three contenders: Brian Jean, Jason Kenney and Calgary lawyer Doug Schweitzer. Schweitzer is more like Alison Redford 2.0, so we all know that the contest will be between Jean and Kenney.
Could Fildebrandt have won? Maybe he could have taken votes from Brian Jean, but Kenney is going to be a real force to be reckoned with. He has a well oiled political machine behind him, he is very experienced and knows how to handle tough situations.
However, Kenney really doesn’t have any policy plans at all.
Meanwhile, Jean is laying out some really great policy plans and since I last updated you, he has promised recall legislation, a ban the use of union dues for political reasons and protection for free speech on campus.
If Jean wants to win this, he’s going to have to offer conservatives something different, but that’s going to be tough now that he’s played the “we need to move to the centre” card.
The one thing I just can’t shake about both Jason and Jean is that they called people out for chanting “lock her up” at a rally, an issue that was overblown.
Views on this race are shifting almost daily, which just goes to show that it’s too early for people to decide.