Let’s take a look at the currents swirling inside the UCP leadership race

Premier Danielle Smith.

Get used to it. That appears to be where we’re headed after watching the first official leadership debate Wednesday evening in Alberta’s United Conservative Party race to replace Premier Jason Kenney.

There might be seven people on the track but Smith seems to be the only one with a steering wheel — and she’s leading everybody in circles with no off ramp.

She is setting the agenda and the rest are eating her dust.