Sorry for killing your mindset and easing your tension ahead of Election Day on Tuesday, "we wanted so much to believe that the last days before the election would be the most riveting, tempestuous and tense period of the campaign. In short: money time," writes Yossi Verter in Haaretz.
"But what we experienced in the past week brings to mind a different term from pro basketball: garbage time. The long stretch when one team is ahead by a large and irreversible margin, the players skitter listlessly on the court and fans glance at their watches."
"The bottom line remains unchanged," Verter kills the celebration. "The Likud-right-Haredi bloc is leading. Likud-Yisrael Beiteinu, despite its ongoing weakness, is set to win about twice as many seats as the next-largest party. And every poll has Benjamin Netanyahu as the next prime minister."