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Wednesday, December 28, 2005

"There's a man outside with a big black moustache"


When your own advisers are telling the media you screwed up, thats the time to start reassessing what you are doing.

In an article in the Jpost today, adviers to Labor Party Leader Amir Peretz claim that in the past month since he was elected party head, Peretz has cost the Party election mandates due to 5 major flaws in his campaigning.

1. He "avoided speaking about everything other than socio-economic issues." In a normal country and world, I would agree that it's valid for a political candidate to focus on socio-economic issues, but since we live in an area predominantly referred to and known as a "war-zone", discussing socio-economic issues should be left on the back burner. How can anyone in this country expect to gain seats in the knesset without dealing with the security issues which surround us every where we go. Perhaps this is the resaon that the Green Party and Pnina Rosenblum's Party never got out of the gate. Social issues are important, but security issues are more pertinant to this coming election and Israeli society as a whole.

2. He "should speak more optimistically about Israel's future". Now maybe he is being realistic here, but still who would vote for someone discussing the bleak future if any of his opponenets win. At least he is somewhat optimistic about Labor winning.....

3. He
failed to keep former Labor chairman Shimon Peres in the party. Now how is that a bad thing? If people wanted Peres, they could've voted him in at the Party elections. It would be like saying, why isn't John Kerry helping out other Democrats with their new elections? Maybe because no one needs to be reminded about how much of a negative influence he would be for the Democrats. Same applies for Peres. I think Kramer needs to get out of politics already.

4. He
needs to grow out his mustache more. C'mon these are his political advisers! Not the guys from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. So he looks like Stalin, big deal. Maybe some of the older kibbutznikim will vote for him thinking that he fights for Socialist issues instead of Social issues.

and 5. He needs
to look more professional and wear ties. This is definately an issue I agree he should work on. More and more these days, Israelis have started wearing Jackets to Business meetings, Shul, etc. and it has become more unacceptable to not be "dressed up" in certain situations.





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The possibility that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just.
– Abraham Lincoln

2 Comments:

At 5:31 PM, December 28, 2005, Blogger Elliott Cahan said...

Dude,
People with facial hair never win elections.

 
At 7:44 PM, December 28, 2005, Blogger Jerusalemcop said...

wow!!! I just checked only 5 US presidents had a beard (lincoln, grant, hayes, garfield and Benjamin harrison) And an additional 4 had mustaches (arthur, cleveland, teddy roosevelt and taft)

the most recent us pres with facial hair was taft, who was elected in 1909.

very cool.

btw, no israeli pm had facial hair (except maybe golda....)

 

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