Now that Premier Ed Stelmach has fallen on his political sword, the dynamics have completely changed in Alberta.
If the Tories, as I suspect they will, choose a more genuinely small "c" conservative to lead their party it means the next Alberta election will pit two pro-free market parties against each other.
Just imagine: two parties competing to see who will cut taxes the most, who will make government smaller, who will do the most to protect individual freedoms.
Now that's my kind of election!
And if that does happen it will be because the Wildrose Alliance Party stood up for conservative principles.
In doing so it changed the focus of debate in Alberta.