Olmert Backs Peres for President
Given that Olmert’s own poll ratings are sinking into the single digits wouldn’t it have helped Peres more if Olmert had come out OPPOSING Peres’ candidacy?? Having Ehud’s support is a little like kissing a leper. Perhaps the kiss of death?
And poor Shimon, he’s run for PM and lost; he’s run for President and lost to the dullard, accused rapist Katzav. Will he fare any better this time? Shimon doesn’t get that people just don’t care any more. He once stood for something. He was once at the center of things politically. Now, his candidacy is about as exciting as watching paint peel.
Of course, the rightist alternative, Reuven Rivlin would be far worse. Thank God, the presidency doesn’t amount to a hill of beans in the Israeli political system.