Like his late father, Lapid might succeed initially, until it becomes clear to all that he is empty of ideas. His father's party, Shinui, went from 15 seats to zero in one election. They were for evacuating Gaza under Sharon, but were not willing to pay a Haredi party a nominal price for their support. So they quit the coalition, Labor replaced them, the Haredis got paid even more, and Lapid Sr. was exposed as a political jerk. The end of his party was fast, without much suffering..
from the article: Veteran Israeli anchor Yair Lapid leaves Channel 2 to enter politics