Remember when BJ Clinton sent Snakehead Carville to Israel to organize Netanyahu’s political opponents and their campaigns?
WASHINGTON — “Israel can be better, stupid.”
That’s the overarching message Ehud Barak needs to carry if he wants to oust Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to James Carville, one of the top U.S. election strategists hired by the Labor Party candidate for prime minister.
Borrowing from the successful mantra he created for Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign for president, “It’s the economy, stupid,” Carville is hoping to lead another candidate into office.
But if Barak is going to win the Israeli election, he is going to have to beat candidates who themselves are being advised by other American consultants — mainly Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who for the second time is using the services of American GOP strategist Arthur Finkelstein.
I suspect that might not work as well today.