Livni warns: Kadima can’t exist without me

Incumbent Kadima leader begins new campaign aimed at scaring Kadima voters into voting for her in leadership race.

March 21, 2012 02:27
Tzippi Livni

Tzippi Livni 311. (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)

Incumbent Kadima leader Tzipi Livni began a new campaign on Monday aimed at scaring Kadima voters into voting for her in the March 27 leadership race, issuing a new slogan: “Without Tzipi Livni, there is no Kadima.”

Livni has said in the past that she looks forward to leaving politics.

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She has not committed firmly to remaining in Kadima or in politics at all if she loses the race to MK Shaul Mofaz.

“It is a fact and not a threat to leave,” Livni’s spokesman said regarding the slogan. “Kadima without Tzipi is a second Likud.”

Sources close to Mofaz mocked the new slogan, saying it was the first time that a candidate marketed a 60 percent downfall in a party’s support as an achievement. The latest polls predict that Kadima would fall from its current 28 seats to 12 in the next general election.

“It’s a full hysteria campaign,” Mofaz strategist Lior Chorev said. “It’s pathetic and pitiful.”

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