Ariel Sharon just had a major stroke. Power transferred to Vice Premier Olmert; what this means for the coming elections, I have no idea.
This scares me. Sharon had become the person with enough moral weight to push forward a real plan for the future. And he seemed to have one. I don’t believe that any of the other people in this party could hold it together enough to really make things work – to win a strong plurality and push forward an actual something that could lead to peace. I feel like it’s 1995 again, when Rabin was assassinated and we all suddenly realized that our hopes were in the hands of a single all-too-mortal person. I just never thought I would be thinking that about Sharon.
God help him, and help us all.