If you’re looking to be blown away by impassioned speeches from Alberta politicians, you’ll probably have to find a way to travel back to 1935, when the last fiery orator gripped his hands on Alberta’s political helm: Bill Aberhart,
She didn’t light the room on fire, but I was still impressed by the well-spoken and articulate Danielle Smith during her closing speech at the recent Wildrose Alliance leadership forum in Edmonton. Her campaign has posted the video:
Mind you, Aberhart’s speeches also led to the election of a government that wanted to print its own provincial currency and tried to pass legislation that would have forced newspapers to print government rebuttals to stories the provincial cabinet objected to. Perhaps Aberhart isn’t the ideal example?