You are one of the politicians whom I most admire. You are a true Torah Jew, a humble gentleman and a patriot. No one but Hashem knows how much you've done to return the rightful honor to Sephardi Jewry.
Sure, your political rivals within Shas have stepped all over you. You've suffered humiliation to your face and dirty deals behind your back. Logic says that you have every reason to bolt the party, to establish a new political party and to stop being a doormat to those who are light years behind you, both intellectually and morally.
Eli, we pray thrice daily, "May my soul be silent to those who curse me." Hashem wants us to accept insults with love - that's our test of emuna.
The pollsters say that you'll succeed on your own. But the pollsters' success is not the same as Hashem's success. If you leave Shas, you'll cause a devastating breach in the unity of the Torah-loyal population. Can we afford such a breach at this time, with so many enemies from within and without?
Eli, dearest brother, take a deep breath and think of Hashem. Don't forget your emuna for one second. Ask what Hashem wants from you. King Solomon teaches that Hashem never forgets those who are persecuted, and fights their battles as well. But don't forget that Hashem loves unity.
My beloved teacher Rav Shalom Arush shlit'a, whom you love as well, teaches that "giving in" is when you're right, otherwise, it's not giving in.
Take a deep breath, roll with the punches and stay in Shas. Give in to the other side and Hashem will reward you tremendously. Maran Rav Ovadia osb"m will smile on you from above and be your guardian angel.
I pray for your success. Every blessing, Lazer Brody