Livni is neither a natural leader, nor a party builder, nor a good politician. The first two missing qualities are easy to detect from her behavior so far during her leadership period; she failed to endow her party, made up of political refugees, with some common and coherent ideology, and even failed to tend to the matter. Her lack of political acumen is also obvious. Livni failed to form a coalition government that would have lasted the final two years of the previous Knesset, when the Center-Left had 70 seats and the Right had only 50 seats! She brought forward the elections that installed Netanyahu, despite polls indicating the the Right had strengthened considerably. Whoever becomes the leader of Kadima, this party which lacks a distinct ideology is expected to lose at least half their seats. Livni is "Mrs. clean", which is commendable, but such people may be top ideologues of a party and members of the leadership, not the top leader.
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