That people should be so naive to place their faith only because they're ex chiefs of staff: Gantz, Ashkenazi, Ya'alon - all are plonked straight into the political arena without ever having proved any specific ability in politics. So desperate are the people to find another king and saviour to replace one who's clearly losing it, that they'll vote whoever throws himself into the ring - no matter which party they either join or form. It's quite bizarre, and quite unique.
Excepting Ya'alon, who, it would seem, is no real Likudnik but chose it for the advantage it would offer him, the other two haven't even revealed where they stand politically, let alone what they offer as politicians! And now this comes in the wake of recent news that he hasn't been much of a businessman either. What does it say about his ability to be anything but a good soldier?
And what makes him a good soldier is that he HASN'T shown any political preference! That he will do the job of defending the country without affiliation, without political meddling. He's a decent fellow... but as has just recently been proved, he retired well-off, but for the same reason as all of them, straight into business ventures he was thrown -- and he (together with a few other ex servicemen) -- and failed. So what does this naive nation do? They promote him: to politics.
And now this ex soldier is put up as a future king-maker. Even as a king, if only to be an alternative to what the Likud and Netanyahu have become in the last few years.
It's nothing but a tragedy that democracy has come to this: An "anyone but Bibi", pot luck political desperation that does nothing but continue to dilute the vote more and more, so that tiny parties become the only winners.