For all I care, the more people in that leadership race, the better. Let them tear themselves apart and help out the provincial NDP in next year's election.Yah, I think a lot of them will be pruned when it comes time to cough up more installments of the $150,000 entrance fee, that's twice the federal Liberal leadership entrance fee in 2013 for context of just how crazy much it is.
I could pretty easily see Michelle Rempel winning now that she's been ok'd to join the race. She's a fairly recognizable name, certainly more recognizable than Jean was when he moved from being an MP to Wildrose leader. She has decent cred on Alberta sovereignty issues, with her being behind the Buffalo Declaration from a few years ago. She's also, to my understanding, much more moderate overall than Smith or Jean.