Tonight I received my first phone call to make sure I was voting for the right candidate in the election. I was in the mood for toying but not arguing. I didn't have the creative juices flowing, so the conversation went something like this.
Caller: I am sure that you have seen the signs around the neighbourhood that one has to vote for Chen. Your Rav signed it.
Caller: How many voters are there?
Me: One (The answered seem to have thrown him)
Caller: So I can put you down for voting Chen?
Caller: You are going to be voting for Abutbol?
Caller: You know that Abutbol supports the Yeshivas and the other guys don't?
Me: That's nice.
Some back and forth where he said that Abutbol supports the Yeshivas and I basically said I am well aware of what Abutbol does.
Caller: Do you know who Chaim Kanievsky is?
Caller: He would want you to vote for Abutbol.
He basically took that track that in 120 years, if I Abutbol, Kanievsky would be there to greet me as I would have earned Olam HaBa, if not ......
He didn't ask me how I was going to vote or what my concerns might be. Anyone who thinks that election is that simple, there isn't really anything to discuss.
Right now my vote for Mayor is firmly with Eli Cohen.
My vote for City Council is strongly leaning towards Tov.