“[Y]our candidate might be better on, I don’t know, health care than Joe is, but you’ve got to look at who’s going to win this election. And maybe you have to swallow a little bit and say, ‘Okay, I sorta personally like so and so better,’ but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat Trump.” ⸻Joe Biden’s wife’s recent desperate and pathetic plea to Democratic voters in the U.S.
Permit me to make a few relevant alterations in Jill Biden’s plea:
“To Israeli voters to the right of the Likud: Your candidate might be better than Bibi is, on principles, personality and/or policies, I don’t know, but you’ve got to look at who might win this election. And maybe you have to swallow a little bit (or a lot) and say, ‘Okay, I sorta personally like so and so better than Netanyahu,’ but your bottom line has to be that we have to beat the Left. There can be no further concessions on giving up parts of the Land of Israel and there is no going back to a socialist economy with the Histadrut mafia running the show. If the Left comes to power all of these nightmares are possible.”
Moshe Feiglin has come to recognize that this coming election is not a game that we can afford to lose. Yes, for me it is a bitter pill to swallow by noting that there are candidates whom I prefer to Netanyahu, that Netanyahu has disappointed me time and again. I know that it’s terrible to justify voting for Bibi by saying of Netanyahu: “Who else is there (who can win and stave off a national disaster of the Left?” Truly I wish that Netanyahu had groomed a worthy successor instead of being the Israeli Idi Amin who thought he would rule forever. Yes, I wish there were someone else, someone both qualified AND someone WHO CAN WIN THE ELECTION AND FORM A GOVERNMENT.
I don’t want to replace Donald Trump and I wish we could replace Netanyahu but now is not the time to play an Israeli version of Game of Thrones. The stakes are too high.