Aoun's national credentials appear to be spotless. His major advantage, in my opinion however, is that a significant component of his supporters are young, patriotic, relatively secular, educated, and dedicated to improving the status quo in
I personally identify with that constituency more than the constituencies of all the other politicians in the Lebanese political landscape. They seem to be the only group that are not in the political game for themselves, but rather are genuinely motivated to move the country forward, and see Aoun as the individual who will clear the path for them.
The onus is now on those (mainly) students that I am talking about. The future of the Tayyar depends on them, not Aoun or the other geysers in his entourage. I am waiting to see what their role will become as the Tayyar enters mainstream Lebanese politics. Will it turn to just another “party” that is a mirror reflection of the other political entities in