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    Avineri has a hard time shedding an old elitist attitude. The voters decide, for better or worse, and Israeli voters at least have the experience to differentiate between empty-headed "saviors" (like Papa Lapid) and people with a real message. In any case, I would not put Shalit and Lapid in the same league. Shalit will be running in Labor primaries for a place on the Labor list. The relatively few primary voters are party members of long duration who should be able to look into the relative quality of the candidate, as compared to other candidates. This seems perfectly fair. Lapid, on the other hand, is expected to form his own party and appeal directly to the entire Israeli public. Many people in the public will pay more attention to his celebrity status than to his ideas(?). He will therefore get votes and get into the Knesset for sure. But how many seats will he get? It is up to the other parties to run a campaign for themselves and against him. If they have little to offer, I see nothing wrong in voting for him, relatively speaking.

    from the article: Neither Lapid nor Shalit deserves to be in politics
    First published 04:36 11.01.12 | Last updated 04:36 11.01.12
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