Now, I didn't say I was voting for him. I just said that he is impressive, has potential, knowledge etc. He seemed to be having a good time with us. Being that he's known as a "well-prepared performer," it's hard to really know how honest and spontaneous he was. If you're a regular reader of this blog, you know that I consider acting talent a necessity for politicians.
Bibi claimed that he writes his blog, and that's why it's rarely updated:
"You need two things to maintain a blog, time or a ghost-writer, and I don't use a ghost-writer." Bibi, the bloggerYes, he's always campaigning, so whatever he said to us had that behind it.
Bibi managed to explain some complicated technology in relatively simple terms, the way someone who actually understands it could say, unless it was totally memorized.
Bibi explained the pros and cons of various political systems and how and why they would be suitable or not suitable to Israel.
Bibi gave a history lecture which should be memorized by everyone involved in Israel's Foreign Relations Department and every history teacher in the country. It should be mandatory studies in all schools.
I've always thought that Netanyahu actually feels most comfortable with anglos, since his education is American, not Israeli.
Politically, my complaint about him is that he thinks he has to be a centrist to be elected. He's wrong. People feel the phoniness, the falsity. He intellectually knows that Right is right. If he would just go for it as an unabashed Right wing, civil libertarian, as a Jew in our Land, he would be elected by a landslide and he would be the leader we need.
Yes, that would make him a true leader, not a follower of the "middle," that empty hole in the bagel.