Political scientist Duane Bratt said it's early in the race to tell who will pull ahead as Calgary's newest darling, but one thing is for certain: it'll be hard for veteran Councillor Andre Chabot to wedge his way between the other two heavyweights.
"It's going to be tough for him to get into that two-person race," said Bratt. "That's where the sparks are going to be, it's between the two of them and its going to be tough, as good of a performance I thought Chabot did tonight, it's going to be tough for him to find oxygen."
I've been loath to comment much on this. Nothing fouls up the air quite like talking politics. I'm not a huge fan of Nenshi myself, but he isn't without his positive qualities. I find his demeanor to be arrogant and his political style to be belligerent. There's been some slow progress of projects I actually care about like the ring road and greenline, but a whole lot of energy seems to have been expended on matters I would consider on the fluffier side like bike lanes, "sustainability" and affordable housing along with a litany of tax increases. These are just my opinions and I don't try to attach any kind of personal connotations if you disagree with me. People share different priorities. I did however feel compelled to express a contrarian opinion.