Why Sharon Won
By Micah Halpern
Tuesday March 29, 2005
I've Been Thinking:
So many people were certain that Ariel Sharon would fail.
People were so excited at the prospects of Sharon's failure, that in place of properly analyzing the playing field, they began to believe their own rhetoric.
Voila! Sharon totally outclassed his opponents.
This is how he did it:
Sharon created multiple plans. And he was prepared, if need be in the end, to compromise on one or two of the issues within each plan. If things turned bad, he was immediately ready to approach the situation with an alternative plan.
Sharon decided that the budget and the referendum needed to go through, but he knew he could and would compromise on the referendum in order to pass the budget. He knew that in the end, he would win the popular vote if a referendum were taken.
Brilliant tactics and exceptional execution.