The Rob Anders Rejection Tour Continues

Rob Anders, hard at work

Rob Anders, hard at work

I know I said I wouldn’t blog much over the next year, but if I have to come on here every time Rob Anders loses a nomination, I’m going to run out of bandwidth.

Here was Rob back in July, on his decision to seek the CPC nomination in Bow River:

“I really feel that [Bow River] is the Alberta I moved to in the 1980s. It’s a place with more trucks, and it certainly wouldn’t have elected someone like Naheed Nenshi, or other liberals pretending to be Conservatives these days. I feel a real connection. I find the people there are actually very sympathetic. They’re real Conservatives and you certainly feel that. There’s a strong pro-life movement going on in this riding, all sorts of hunting and shooting ranges.”

Today Anders was defeated by Martin Shields, who I can only assume is a secret Liberal. I mean, the guy doesn’t even own a truck.

After being rejected in Bow River, the question now becomes where Rob turns next. Wildrose leader Danielle Smith, who signed the nomination papers for a candidate who said gays would “burn in a fiery lake for eternity“, has already said “thanks, but no thanks” to Rob, gently suggesting he move to the private sector. There is the upcoming Yellowhead by-election, but that’s a riding that elected “secret Liberal” Joe Clark four times. So scratch that.

If only there were a group of voters who would “never elect someone like Naheed Nenshi”, longing for a leader cut from Rob’s cloth.

Sadly, the deadline to run for Mayor of Toronto has passed, so this might very well be the end of Rob Anders.

Posted on by CalgaryGrit in Alberta Politics

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A former Calgary Liberal, now living in Toronto. My writings on politics can be found at www.calgarygrit.ca and online at the National Post.

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5 Responses to The Rob Anders Rejection Tour Continues

  1. JamesF

    Odds that he runs as an independent? Runs and wins? Runs and takes enough voes to let a non-conservative win?

    • CalgaryGrit

      There’s no way the man would win as an independent, but I could see him thinking he could win, so it wouldn’t shock me.

  2. Ben

    Could he end up get a job over at Sun News?

  3. Sean C.

    That news put a smile on my face.

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