There could be a number of reasons for this happening!
Perhaps the public has become aware of the damages done by McDinky! Maybe they feel we are over regulated.
Maybe the old boys have realized that they would have a problem if Schmidt wins the nomination.It seems odd that after 23 years they decide to change their nomination voting proceedure!I have to wonder about the fact that Billy Walker and Mark Wunderlich are pretty tight!
Bruce Power employs Walker, Walker and Wunderlich are tight with Carl Noble, Fluker and the Harrons.
Voting via preferred Candidate method would eliminate a Second Ballot and be a means to fix the race if one were to look at the thing closely.
If Wunderlich and Walker cut a deal then the other candidates are out of the race before it starts.
It seems they have about 1,500 members signed up for the vote. Walker sold 2 to 1 against everyone else in the membership department. Working the numbers backwards there should be about 900 memberships between Wunderlich and Walker. If Wunderlich says to his people put down Walker as second choice to the members supporting him and Walker says put down Wunderlich as Second choice or some such formula it wouldn’t take a hell of a lot to obtain 51% of the vote either way.
If Schmidt were to win the preferred win as first choice then Walker could win as the first /second choice or it could be Wunderlich but not Schmidt at the end of the count.
Since Schmidt’s number on sale is 50% of what Walker sold then add Walker to Wunderlich and the numbers are done before we start.
In the alternative if there were a second ballot, then a deal could be made between the parties in pledged alliance and th outcome would be totally different. But then again maybe not. I just find it odd that the manner of voting has changed at the last-minute.
Judging from the debates it was Schmidt that clearly lead the race. Walker and Wunderlich buried themselves in their own stupidity. But I guess truth and honesty have nothing to with politics! Too bad, the reason we as a Province are in such trouble is because of the bullshit factor in the first place.
Getting Back to Basic’s apparently has no place in a society that likes to lie to itself. It is evidently better to “walk the talk” and “be for the people by the people” and hide behind nonsense than to deal with the issues head on.
I hope that those that bought memberships to the PC riding show up in Tara on October 6 and listen to the speeches and vote with their heads as opposed to listening to the commands of the blind leading the blind!