As I have posted many times, although I do vote in Likud primaries and am not shy about publicizing my opinions about the candidates I haven't voted for Likud, or was it still GaHa"L, since 1973.
Since Israel is a democracy, it's perfectly legal to join any party you want (only one at a time according to law) and vote for a different one. There's no "big brother" following you into the voting booth.
Prior to these big computerized primaries, the Likud, when still Herut, as part of GaHa"L, had a different, no less confusing method to compute the order of candidates. We'd go to the Herut offices in downtown Jerusalem, near Menorah Square, Horse Park, behind the then new Hamashbir Letzarchan modern department store, and get two pieces of paper with lists of names from Emanuel Hanegbi, Tzachi's father. The names were the same on both lists, but one of the lists had the prescribed amount of names checked off. Considering that I, for sure, knew pretty much nothing about 90% of the people on the lists, this was a service of sorts. If I couldn't trust our dear friend Emanuel, whom could I trust? I must admit that I'd make a few changes, substituting a few female names for some of the men. At that time, there were very few females, besides Golda Meir, Labor Party, in Israeli politics.
Emanuel Hanegbi passed away when Tzachi was in the IDF, and today I get my suggestions from other sources. One of them is Mattot Arim, which did a very detailed study of the Israeli Ministers and Knesset Members a couple of years ago. I just sent them a note to ask if a new study is underway.
The other day, I had a short talk with a Limor Livnat telemarketer. He asked if I would vote for her in the Likud Primaries and was impressed with Limor's achievements. I had to tell him the truth. I've been very disappointed in her performance as MK and minister. Unfortunately, he didn't ask for details. I guess he just wrote me off as 100% negative. I don't know who trained him, but he should have asked a few questions to find out what I had against her. That would be better marketing.
I've been observing Limor for quite a long time, her entire career as a fact. She always placed herself in the Center or whichever side she thought would be politically expedient. As Education Minister, she promoted the Dovrat proposal which I opposed. And it was only after the Arab terrorist murder of her nephew did she wake up for a bit about the issues.
That's the situation with many politicians. They check out the priorities of the potential voters, like myself, and then attempt to "tweak" their positions to attract our support.
More to follow...