After Gabbay won the Labor Party leadership primary 10 days ago, Yesh Atid dropped in the subsequent polls and Labor surpassed the party by far.
Never let them see you sweat” is a famous deodorant-ad slogan, which is also pretty good political advice that Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid seems to have forgotten lately.
Lapid is extremely polished; his speeches are prepared and soundbite-able, and he takes the unusual-for-Israel step of occasionally using a Teleprompter. He is, in a way, a political leader straight out of central casting.
But lately, Lapid seems to be letting us see him sweat. And with good reason, since Avi Gabbay was elected Labor leader. Continue reading