Those of you who pay attention to Canadian provincial politics might be interested in this: Ted Morton, University of Calgary Professor of Political Science (Toronto Ph.D., where he studied with Walter Berns), finished a surprisingly strong second in the first round of balloting for the leadership of Albertas Conservative Party.
The second round of balloting will take place this coming Saturday (the procedure is explained
If you want some sympathetic insider commentary, you would be well-served by visiting our friends at The Politic. If you want an explanation of why we should all move to Alberta if this election goes well and the 2008 race here goes badly, you can read this piece, which I wrote after Stephen Harper, with whom Morton is associated, was elected Canadian PM.
And perhaps we can talk our friend John von Heyking into explaining it all for us.