So if the parties on the right split their votes you want to have a winner with 22 percent. In one on one matchups livni was down double digits in all the polls I saw against bibi when it was just likud against kadima. Imagine a one on one race. The arabs wouldn't vote for her. She would be left with liberal jewish votes which isn't nearly enough to win.
UN to hold off on separate Afghan bombing probe for now (Reuters)
from the article: It's over for Benjamin Netanyahu