I take my hat off to Ariel
He's done a good job and has had to make decisions that are not easy. I should imagine he feels like he's running the gauntlet.
It takes a great man to be a General as well as a Prime Minister. Ariel, I believe, has these qualities.
While I'm certain he's not to everyones liking, after all you cant please everybody, I'm sure nobody would want to see Barak as PM again.
I have the utmost repect for Ehud as a soldier and a General - he's a military genius. However, he's not good at politics. He doesnt have the gift of the gab and he doesnt seem to understand that we cannot give the arabs everything they want and call it quits. On top of all that his financial policy is, well, rubbish.
Peres is one of the most good natured genuine people on the planet. However I dont think he has the decisiveness and initiative of a leader, nor the support of the majority of Israelis and Yehudim in the Galut.