Here we are, two sleeps before the vote.
Premier Redford is here, too, in the deep south of Calgary, where past Tory hopefuls could sleepwalk to victory and often did.
The premier is here for what she calls "the big push." She will try and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, reaching for a who-would-have-thunk-it moment, a surprise ending for the pollsters and the smart set, and yes, some within her own party.
Redford did it before when she ran for Tory leader last fall.
So many booked their ticket with Gary Mar and, as the returns came into the hall that long night in Edmonton, more than a few had to use their hands to manually close their mouths, pie holes gaping open in shock.
"We renewed ourselves," insists the premier who says she's "pretty happy" and speaks in a voice convincing at least herself and hoping to convince the rest of us.
"People are excited about who we are as a party. I think we're going to be in fine shape on Monday night."
"I ran for leader of the Progressive Conservative party because I wanted to bring change. We've begun to bring that change."
"My sense is Albertans are excited about that."
You have to wonder where her excitement comes from.
Does she have numbers we don't have, arithmetic showing the race is ever-tightening with the pendulum still moving toward her?
Apparently something like that. "I'm very excited by what we're hearing at the doors," she says.
A newshound obliges by asking about the past week.
It is a week where Ron Leech, a Wildroser running in a multicultural Calgary riding, said a white candidate had an advantage there because ethnic leaders speak to their own people while he could speak to the whole community.
When faced with the quotation Leech said he misspoke and apologized more than once.
No one who knew Leech said he was a racist. In fact, they said the opposite.
But the stepping on the tongue created an opening for the opposition to try and hammer Wildrose as harbouring the intolerant or at least not being clear they would not tolerate intolerance.
No one denies it helped the Redford Tories though by how much or how little is the question.
On Saturday, Redford says she finds it "unfortunate" the rest of the country is watching Alberta debate "racism and not accepting people and accepting diverse communities."
She does admit "the world is so different than it was four years ago."
On the final weekend of the ballot battle a little more than four years ago, Ed Stelmach also whistle stopped his way through many ridings in Calgary.
In that election, his pitch was not to split the conservative vote.
He said a vote for Wildrose was actually a vote for the Liberals, a party thought to be primed for a major breakthrough.
With the finish line in sight, Ed knew he had a landslide in the bag and he was going to the campaign HQs just to make sure everyone was revved up to deliver the votes he had.
Four years later.
Ed is gone, run out of office and his legacy in tatters.
The Wildrose winning not a seat in the last election are predicted to win government.
Redford, riding high in the polls early in the new year, has seen her party's numbers slide in the past several weeks.
But it is clear she now believes there is momentum and it is hers.
The premier says she will talk about Progressive Conservative values in the campaign's final hours.
Her words reflect a PC bulletin put out Saturday where Wildrose is once again cast as looking backward.
Does Redford have a last thing to say to Albertans?
She reflects back to her leadership campaign last fall.
It is when she promised so much. You wait for her to tell us she could have done something differently.
Does she have something to quell the discontent?
"I would say during last fall, Albertans rediscovered themselves," she says.
"There was a moment in time when Albertans looked at themselves and I think saw themselves differently than perhaps the rest of the country has seen Albertans for some time."
That's it. She smiles and dashes off to another stop and then a rallying of the troops.
She is in Calgary, where many past Tory candidates could sleepwalk to victory.
Nobody is sleeping now.