Former journalist Yair Lapid has not given any interviews since he entered politics Sunday but he did explain why he decided against joining Kadima or another existing party on his Facebook page on Tuesday.
Polls have shown that if Lapid ran with Kadima, the Center-Left bloc could come close to eclipsing the Center-Right bloc. Kadima council chairman Haim Ramon called upon Lapid to run with Kadima in an interview with Army Radio.
"The only way to remove Netanyahu from power is for Kadima led by Livni and Yair Lapid's party to run together," Ramon said.
Responding to advice on his Facebook page that he could avoid pitfalls if he ran with an existing party, Lapid wrote back "If I was only looking for a way to protect myself from pitfalls, I wouldn't have entered politics in the first place."