I am indeed a political geek. After spending half the night watching US election returns, I went to Saskatoon tonight to cover the federal Conservative leadership all-candidates debate at the Delta Bessborough Hotel.
Good crowd, and a good policy-oriented debate, though lacking the fireworks we saw during the US primary debates. There were 12 candidates there, and it seemed to me the main focus for most of them was simply to try to stake out positions that were memorable enough to distinguish themselves from the rest of the field.
Anyway, I’m going to do a big write up for the paper about it. Yes, folks, I cannot help it, I cannot wean myself off of politics no matter how hard I try.