Tag: Barb Higgins

Politics in full sentences

Written by on October 23, 2010 in Calgary Politics with 0 Comments
Politics in full sentences

An item by Chris Turner from Saturday’s Globe and Mail on Calgary and the election of Naheed Nenshi. Why Calgary chose Naheed Nenshi

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The failure of Barb Higgins

Written by on October 23, 2010 in Calgary Politics with 0 Comments
The failure of Barb Higgins

The celebrity candidate got creamed, and rightfully so. In her concession speech on election night, Barb says she would have regretted not running. Okay, my question is – why would you be proud of running for Mayor when you have such a poor grasp of the issues? Will we ever get the full story on […]

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Conventional wisdom gets a smackdown

Written by on October 20, 2010 in Calgary, Calgary Politics with 0 Comments
Conventional wisdom gets a smackdown

Four weeks before Calgary’s civic election, conventional wisdom said it was a tight two-way race between Ric McIver and celebrity candidate, Barb Higgins. I was telling folks that a guy named Naheed Nenshi was building huge momentum. A week before the election, a poll in theory showed Barb Higgins leading in what conventional wisdom still […]

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My Calgary Mayoral prediction…

Written by on October 17, 2010 in Calgary Politics with 0 Comments
My Calgary Mayoral prediction…

As I’m starting this post, Naheed Nenshi has just passed 9,000 supporters on Facebook. That is an incredible gain of 1,300 in about 28 hours. In contrast, Barb Higgins gained 65 in the same time and Ric McIver gained 355 supporters. The Calgary Herald has endorsed Ric McIver. The Calgary Sun has endorsed Naheed Nenshi. […]

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The Purple Wave sweeps on

Written by on October 16, 2010 in Calgary Politics with 1 Comment
The Purple Wave sweeps on

As I’ve been going about my life the last few weeks, I’ve found that whenever talk turns to Calgary’s civic election campaign, 95% of time we’re all Naheed Nenshi supporters. Yes, it’s true! 5%, it’s someone supporting Ric McIver. I have yet to meet someone who will publicly admit to supporting Barb Higgins. What’s been […]

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Barb Higgins – Diary Excerpts……

Written by on October 14, 2010 in Calgary Politics with 0 Comments
Barb Higgins – Diary Excerpts……

Dear Diary, The parade of non-political Calgarians begging me to run for Mayor and save Calgary is relentless. I’m going to flip a coin to make up my mind…… Diary, I’m going to do it! I’m going to run for Mayor and save Calgary. Everyone loves me!! This should be pretty easy. Dear Diary, Some […]

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The Last Calgary Mayoral Forum – 2010

Written by on October 13, 2010 in Calgary Politics with 0 Comments
The Last Calgary Mayoral Forum – 2010

Wednesday night, the last forum in the Calgary Mayoral campaign. Whoa! Who’s that? It’s, it’s……Barb Higgins. She’s come out of hiding. Ouch! Ouch! Ouch! Now I know why Barb has avoided so many debates. On most of the issues, she can’t answer with any specifics. On improvements for 17th Avenue SE, she attacks the previous […]

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The curse of Bob Hawkesworth

Written by on October 13, 2010 in Calgary Politics with 0 Comments
The curse of Bob Hawkesworth

Bob Hawkesworth must be the person most looking forward to the end of Calgary’s 2010 Civic Election Campaign! Back on September 26th, I referred to Bob’s Mayoral campaign as “Crash and Burn”. A few days ago, on October 10th, I said that Bob’s entire campaign was built around bad judgment. Today, Wednesday, October 13th, Bob […]

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Another Mayoral Forum, another Barb Higgins no-show

Written by on October 9, 2010 in Calgary Politics with 0 Comments
Another Mayoral Forum, another Barb Higgins no-show

Barb Higgins….where are you? I’ve been to three Mayoral Forums. Naheed Nensi has attended all three. Ric McIver has made it to two. Barb Higgins has missed all of them with Saturday afternoon’s forum in Deer Run being the latest. Naheed Nenshi was the star of the forum. Jon Lord, Joe Connelly, Barry Erskine and […]

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Will there be a “Facebook” effect in Calgary’s election?

Written by on October 9, 2010 in Calgary Politics with 0 Comments
Will there be a “Facebook” effect in Calgary’s election?

There’s a large purple wave flowing through Facebook. How will it translate into votes? In the time it took Naheed Nenshi to go from 4000 FB supporters to 4667, an increase of…667, Barb Higgins went from 1217 to 1278, an increase of……61 Ouch! Ric McIver has 2741.

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