A blue haze seems to have enveloped the Egyptian opposition – both the informal, fed-up, sporadically but never ending angry popular opposition to Mursi that seems to keep growing but lacks an alternative aside from a widespread nostalgia for revisiting military rule This nostalgia horrifies rather than empowers the relatively small and once highly vocal True Believers of Tahrir Square, and the organized or formal opposition that ranges from the once highly publicized alliance of two failed Presidential candidates, the redeemed Nasserist Hamdin Sabahi who did far better than conventional exception, and former super diplomat Amr Musa who did far worse, with the would-be failed candidate Mohammed ElBaradei but for his forte of withdrawing as much as possible from whatever contest he initially commits to.
If the leaders of the Opposition could overcome the Leader Complex and the speaking politically suicidal tendencies of boycotting political structures, then the Rebel Campaign could be a game-changer.Abdallah Schleifer
Add this National Salvation Front team (and a bevy of parties beyond their own three parties that mill about in and out of the almost tiresome NSF), and the more vital, but perhaps even more socially irrelevant groupings that range from the Revolutionary Socialists to the April 6th Movement and its leader, Ahmed Maher. Maher is the most sincere and thus tragic of all opposition figures. He choreographed the first act of the Tahrir Uprising, defied liberal political correctness to choose Mursi rather than Shafiq out of anti-Mubarkist principle and stayed on longer than any of the other significant non-Islamist participants in the drafting of the Constitution. For me, and this will sound very esoteric— that the Muslim Brotherhood could not find it in their conscience or if not there, in any sense of correct tactics ,to have carved a significant niche within their cabinet line-up for Ahmed Maher and let us say one or two other professionally qualified young leaders among the secular youth groups in Tahrir is the least excusable of the many mistakes the MB has made over the past two years.