The title of this post seems to be Shimon Peres' mantra - "If at first you don't succeed, try and try and try and try and try and try and try and try (ad Nauseam) again. Will the man ever give up?
After losing countless elections, both for leadership of the Labour party and the country, he looked an absolute shoe in for the job of President when the only man that the Likud could put up against him was Moshe Katzav. Having someone snatched defeat from the jaws of victory he's now gone and done it again by losing the Labour leadership battle to Amir Peretz.
The dignified thing to have done would have been to retire several battles back - after losing the general election to Bibi or the party leadership to Rabin perhaps - can we hope that he might have finally got the message whilst he still retains a (very very very small) scrap of dignity? Or will he insist on continuing to fight (and lose) again?