The Blue and White Party leader has several thing he can start [and stop] saying that hopefully could enlarge his Knesset representation.
[No more saying that you’re more honest and reliable than Bibi. That doesn’t distinguish you from many other candidates who claim that but are as dishonest as him.] We’re more honest than almost any (former/prospective) parliamentarian.
[No more saying that you’re against Bibi. Who’s not claiming that?] I want to stress that we were the only ones who could stand up to him in deeds instead of wasting your vote by just whining in the opposition.
[No more saying that you contrasts so well with Bibi.] We contrasts so well with the whole of the Left that never takes any responsibility anymore and restricts itself to complaining and “being right.”
[No more attacks on Bibi.] Bibi is right not to trust anyone. And I learned from him to do the same. I thank him for training me the hard way. For teaching me to go slow, never trust a promise, no matter how reasonable, to negotiate ruthlessly, and get everything legislated and on paper.
Let’s point out we’ve shown to be pragmatic and principled, over dogmatic and populist, and hard-working over taking it easy (at your expense).
Don’t look at what everyone says; look at what everyone did, contributed. All the so-called Left-wing parties and all the Right-wing ex-Likud critics (Lieberman, Bennett, Sa’ars) who have such big egos they can’t even sit together in one party. Big mouths, small hands.
Sick of being lied to? You can have a home with us.
Sick of all the drama and whining? You can have a home with us.
Sick of all these men dominating politics? You can have a home with us.
Sick of the only option being for or against Bibi, for the Left or the Right? We’re the political Center. We know to cooperate and not be outsmarted. We’re not just a home for idealists or even realists. We’re the home to people who dare to compromise to have a seat at the table for the people. Instead of a tax-funded expensive seat at the Knesset just to make noises.
The question is not if a party will sit with Bibi. The question is, will it stand up and work effectively for what it believes in? That’s us. We felt forced by circumstance to break our promise and sit with Bibi, but we didn’t betray our political principles or goals. We will continue working for you, not us.
No one may want to sit with us. But they may have no choice if they want to govern. We won’t be picky on partners, only on principles and ideas.
We’re the new Left. We’re the new Right. We’re the new Center. Because we deliver while the others only talk and argue.
Do you like a strong Israel under Bibi? There we agree with him. And as Minister of Defense, I’ve practiced what I’ve preached. The IDF is in top condition, well-practiced, and well-equipped, with more stuff coming.
We deserve to reap the praise and fruits of taking responsibility when others bolted the battlefield. Vote for Blue and White in numbers the pollsters never saw coming. Politics/life is not fair; but you can be.
Do something with the political power you have. Vote for people who will use it to your advantage, not just for their own egos and glory.
Full disclosure: I’m not paid for the above in any way whatsoever, I’m not a member of or contributor to Blue and White, I just like honest people. I have written many blog posts defending Netanyahu against what I saw as unfair or untrue bullying by media or critics. I’m a Likud member for years. Now, I’ll vote Bibi or Benni; not a couch potato with a giant ego and mouth.