This of course followed my latest commentaryin which, nearing the end, I made the following disclosure:
And now a confession must be made because just a short time ago (prior to completing this post), I received an invitation to rejoin the BC Conservative Party … I have done so.
Those who know me will understand that my heart has always been with the BC Conservatives. I hope that the corner has been turned on past difficulties. Let the rebuild begin!
Did I have to post a response to Mel? Of course not, but I did think that perhaps just a short comment might not be bad, so I said:
I know you won’t be surprised that I disagree with you Mel. You stated:
“For months, Forseth has been asking plaintively whether it’s time for a rightwing alternative. The answer is, not any time soon, and if it is, the BC Conservatives haven’t demonstrated they have any right to the mantle”
No guarantees of course, however I’m sure you’ll understand when I say I hope you are proven wrong.
Which is why, after letting friends on the political landscape know of my choice / decision yesterday, I was delighted to receive the following email (one of several echoing similar sentiments):
Just thought I would let you know __ name withheld __ and I have decided to re-join the BC Conservative Party too ... I am pretty sure there will be another election within the next two years ... we really need to get to work ... hopefully someone will run in the Shuswap so that we have somebody to vote for.
Signed __ name withheld __
IF the party does no better from within, than in its' recent past then Mel will be right.
The email above however does give me hope ... and where we would any of us be without hope?
In Kamloops, I'm Alan Forseth. The floors yours now, so let's hear from you.