For the past few days I've been involved in an intra-town debate over voting for Likud versus Ichud Leumi. I suppose I should not be surprised that I've received a fair share of demagogical e-mails screaming that Bibi gave back Hevron and the only by voting for Ichud Leumi can we save the country.
Well, the media is reporting that Likud has its back to the wall and Kadima is licking its chops at the prospect of gaining more Knesset seats than Likud. Apparently, they're using that edge to get Arabs to vote Kadima in an attempt to stop Netanyahu (and Lieberman). The have already announced that if Kadima received just one seat more than Likud, it will demand that it receive the tap to form the government from President Peres who was elected as the representative of...Kadima. You can be sure, moreover, that the media and the Supreme Court will back that demand.
If this nightmare scenario, God forbid, is realized tonight, then the geniuses from Ichud Leumi and their ideological purist troops will have no one to blame but themselves. Yes, Likud made campaign mistakes. However, if they had not pushed against Likud, Livni would have no chance and the 60,000 more Jews she wants to evict from their homes and put in tents (like the refugees from Gush Katif) would be able to sleep in safety. Now, their lives and the fate of the country lie in the balance because the extremists had to be pure.
Say Tehillim 130.