Congratulations to Brad Wall and the SaskParty for their landslide election win on November 7, 2011. The result essentially mirrored Brad Wall’s popularity as Premier of Saskatchewan over the last four years. The election focused on leadership as much as it did about issues. It was an election based on the SaskParty’s performance in government and going forward as opposed to turning back to the old NDP. The decision on election night could not have been clearer.
Brad Wall will be the Premier for the next four years with the challenge of maintaining his level of performance. Brad Wall must now train a new crop of brand new MLA’s and keep them busy. Brad Wall can now move forward unrestrained by a small NDP opposition and that may be a challenge.
Brad Wall was humble in accepting the decision of Saskatchewan voters for handing him the responsibility of serving as Premier for another four years. He and his caucus must remain humble over the next four years. That too will be a challenge.Being at the top is tough because the alternative is going down and that is a real and present danger.
Regardless, congratulations to everyone who participated in this election and especially the voters’ responsible for this historic election in Saskatchewan’s history.