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Hirono leads Lingle in U.S. Senate race by 22-point margin

By Derrick DePledge

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LAST UPDATED: 12:16 p.m. HST, Oct 30, 2012


U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono has a double-digit cushion over former Gov. Linda Lingle for U.S. Senate, a gap that has remained constant since the Hawaii Poll began tracking the campaign in May 2011.

The polling suggests that many voters made their choice soon after Hirono, a Demo­crat, and Lingle, a Republican, were mentioned as potential candidates to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii. Millions of dollars spent on advertising, plus five debates and dozens of personal appearances across the state have apparently not changed the trajectory.

Hirono leads Lingle 57 percent to 35 percent, a 22-point gap that is identical to a Hawaii Poll taken in May 2011. Hirono was ahead of Lingle by 20 points in February and 19 points in July.

Political analysts had predicted that the gap would likely shrink after the August primary, but they might have underestimated Lingle's hurdle. The former governor, who left office two years ago with low job approval ratings, has been unable to separate herself from the more conservative national Republicans who want to take control of the Senate and defeat Hawaii-born President Barack Obama.

Obama's job approval rating in Hawaii is 68 percent, the poll shows.

Hirono has consistently undermined Lingle's bipartisan campaign theme by reminding voters how Lingle's positions on economic policy, health care reform and Medicare are similar to those of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican presidential and vice presidential candidates. She has also warned that a Republican takeover of the Senate would cost U.S. Sen. Daniel Ino­uye, D-Hawaii, the chairmanship of the Senate Appropriations Committee.

"I think people made up their minds very early," said Rebecca Ward, president of Ward Research, which conducted the poll for the Star-Advertiser and Hawaii News Now. "And I don't really think anything has changed for Lingle since she left office. I think the baggage of that last year, with the furloughs and Superferry — particularly the furloughs — she just hasn't been able to return to the kind of candidate she was in 2002."

The poll found that just 44 percent of voters interviewed had a favorable opinion of Lingle, the lowest of any of the major politicians measured. Lingle's favorability rating has not broken 50 percent in any of the four surveys taken since May 2011. Hirono's favorability rating was 62 percent.

Lingle has tried to appeal to voters who elected her governor and Maui mayor with ads that say "You know me," and that stress her independence. But while such ads might counter the idea that she is in step with national Republicans, they do not move people who were disappointed with her as chief executive.

"A lot of us certainly saw that and said, ‘Oh, yes, we do know you,'" said Elizabeth Keala Han, a retired county worker who lives in Kula, Maui, and voted for Hirono.

Hayley Holcomb, who works as a housekeeper in Kapaa, Kauai, also supports Hirono. "I just feel like Mazie is going to do a better job and she is more about the little people," she said. "I just don't believe Lingle."

Alexander Marrack, a retired attorney who lives on Oahu near Koko Head, prefers Lingle. "She's a reasonable person," he said. "I think Hirono is just a tool of the Demo­cratic Party and she'll do whatever Sen. Ino­uye says."

The Hawaii Poll was taken from Oct. 15 through 22 among 786 likely voters statewide.

The results followed the same pattern as previous surveys: The candidates were closer on Oahu than on the neighbor islands, where Hirono dominates. Hirono was particularly strong among women, union households, Japa­nese-Americans and Hawaiians.

Lingle has the advantage among Republicans and independents, was split with Hirono among whites but trails in every other demo­graphic.

Hirono called the poll results a "reaffirmation that the people of Hawaii see a clear choice in this election."

"Throughout this campaign I've committed myself to represent Hawaii's values. To work with President Obama and Sen. Ino­uye to get things done for Hawaii and move our country forward," the congresswoman said in a statement.

"Despite the increasingly negative and desperate ads from mainland groups, it is reaffirming to hear that Hawaii voters want our next U.S. senator to fight to protect Social Security and Medicare, create educational opportunities for our kids, and get to work creating jobs."

Retired Maj. Gen. Robert G.F. Lee, Lingle's campaign manager, attacked the Hawaii Poll as "another skewed poll from Ward Research whose methodology is wildly out of step with that of real political polling firms."

The Lingle campaign provided a memo from its pollster, Voter/Consumer Research of Washington, D.C., that contends the distribution in the Hawaii Poll is too Demo­cratic. Sixty percent of respondents in the Hawaii Poll said they usually vote for Demo­crats, while exit polls taken after previous elections put the number of Demo­crats at 40 percent to 45 percent of voters.

Ward has explained that the partisan distribution in the Hawaii Poll mirrors voting patterns in a state that has overwhelmingly favored Demo­crats. The poll asks voters which party they usually vote with, not whether they consider themselves Demo­crats, so a share of the 60 percent who said they usually vote Demo­cratic would likely describe themselves in other surveys as independents.

"Based on incredibly strong debates by Gov. Lingle, our most recent tracking poll shows this race is a statistical dead heat," Lee said. "During the debates, the voters — even those who are unlikely Lingle supporters — were able to see that Mazie Hirono does not have the leadership history and qualifications to be an effective U.S. senator.

"We believe in Linda Lingle, we believe in her record of leadership, and we believe in our plan to win this election. Nothing in this wacky Ward Research poll changes a single thing we are doing or planning to do."






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MalamaKaAina wrote:
Anybody but Mazie!
on October 29,2012 | 01:46AM
kailuabred wrote:
Another disappointment for you
on October 29,2012 | 04:22AM
OldDiver wrote:
The clear choice is Mazie. Lingle left a $1 billion budget for Neil Abercrombie to deal with. We don't need another free spending conservative in the Senate.
on October 29,2012 | 08:41AM
Kapakahi wrote:
Lingle has adopted the ethics--or, rather, the LACK of ethics--of the national Republicans and, like Romney, will say whatever is necessary to win votes. What she actually believes, is hard to decipher and, frankly, irrelevant. She is hollow.

It is my understand the Lingle campaign had agree to not publicize the polling results in exchange for receiving them in advance of their being published in the paper. During the primary, they broke their word and sent a mass email to their supporters attacking the polling results prior to publication. I understand they did the same thing this time.

Yet another example how Lingle has lost her way by allowing her ambitions and party loyalty to trump her earlier, common sense. Just as her rude attacks on Obama, her enthusiastic pronouncement that Bush was "the greatest president," and her active campaigning on the mainland for Sarah Palin, a woman Lingle told us was qualified to be president!

Stop swilling from the wine bottle of ambition and partisanship, Lingle. You have ruined your life with your intoxication!


on October 29,2012 | 11:20AM
5xcalibir2 wrote:
that trademark tilt-of-the-head to the right is very stepford-like.....freaks me out!!
on October 29,2012 | 01:48PM
kainalu wrote:
Another stake through the heart of ... oops! Wrong subject.
on October 29,2012 | 02:35PM
niimi wrote:
The biggest inflation of the state's budget was under Governor Waihee, erasing a $500,000,000.00 surplus and creating a $1,000,000,000.00 state debt after his 8 years in office. A $1 Billion budget means that is the annual spending plan for the year. Is that what you meant?
on October 29,2012 | 06:56PM
5xcalibir2 wrote:
Lingle had the opportunity on many occasions to show her willingness to engage in the spirit of bipartisanship....but her disrespectful NO-SHOW at the airport whenever president Obama visited said volumes about her true partisan - politics - not even a state dinner invitation....makes it hard to be proud of that kind of a governor.
on October 29,2012 | 09:33PM
peanutgallery wrote:
bla bla bla bla bla bla
on October 30,2012 | 01:11AM
dhs wrote:
That's crazy Mazie...
on October 29,2012 | 04:24AM
allie wrote:
The trouble with lingle is that we don't know her at all. She is a cynical chameleon who, like Romney, wants to put on a moderate mask while pushing an anti-American agenda for Israel and the rich. Good riddance. Mazie is weak but she is at least honest and you know where she stands.
on October 29,2012 | 06:13AM
Kawipoo wrote:
Socialism is anti American. Get your facts straight.
on October 29,2012 | 06:29AM
2_centz wrote:
You may not understand that the American Capitalistic Economy is outdated and is an economy that is dying for the price of petroleum and the American Union have made the American worker's pay so high that American manufacturing jobs were sent overseas even by Mitt Romney. If you think well of Romney then when capitalism is dead, all we can go to is communism or socialism. Do you know World History from the late 1800"S to present?
on October 29,2012 | 08:06AM
hawaiikone wrote:
Whether you admit it or not, capitalism is what drives all economies. A look behind the collapse of Russia, and the current struggles China is having with their middle class only proves that point. The success and subsequent downfall of our middle class was due to some simple truths of supply and demand. A competitive edge, and the economic success that accompanies it, is directly related to the universal demand for the products one develops. Our nation morphed into a society that consumes rather than produces, and until we reverse that change, we will continue to look to socialism and communism as viable alternatives, which they are not.
on October 29,2012 | 08:35AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
History repeats itself because the populace is ignorant of history.
on October 29,2012 | 11:57AM
allie wrote:
True..although some wild sovs. in the Hawaiian community argue that they hated capitalism and free markets ancient hawaiians quickly embraced the economic practices of the earliest traders. Many enriched themselves.
on October 29,2012 | 12:12PM
mitt_grund wrote:
Agree on your assessment. She would, due to heritage, urge the U.S. to go to war with Iran to help her people in Israel. Funny thing is if she is elected, she will be part of a neo-Nazi, fascist regime. Romney, once elected, will return to what he said earlier in the campaign, and likewise his VP Ryan, will return to his war chants, and move to take quick military action against Syria and Iran, followed by China and North Korea. Once you win the election, everything you said to get there counts for nothing. You can then do what you want, including ignoring and subjugating the 47% who don't support you. Mitt Romney and Linda Lingle will maintain they never lied, they just said what they needed to to win. Anything.
on October 29,2012 | 08:01AM
mitt_grund wrote:
PS - invest in companies building and supplying war materials if Ryan/Romney are elected..
on October 29,2012 | 08:03AM
pridon wrote:
And Mazie should be held responsible for the Japanese atrocities during WWI and the torture of American POWs using your reasoning. The world is turning a blind eye toward the Syrian atrocities, just as they did to the Japanese and Nazi atrocities prior to and during WWII. It was obvouls from the debate I watched that Mazie has no mind of her own, hasn't done a thing for Hawaii while she's been in Congress and is far less intelligent than Lingle. The "mess" left by Lingle was the fault of the worthless HI Democrat controlled legislature not Lingle. The teacher furloughs were driven by the union not Lingle. They were unwilling to work for a cut in pay. They wanted time off for their cut in pay. Union doesn't even agree with Abercrombie, but he is playing hardball.
on October 29,2012 | 09:58AM
tiki886 wrote:
You sling the word NAZI like you know what it means. Look it up it means NATIONAL SOCIALIST! The Democrats have more in common with the NAZIs. Planned Parenthood is certainly a genocidal NAZI program and was founded to eliminate the Blacks from having more children. You can thank Margaret Sanger for her racist beliefs.
on October 29,2012 | 10:01AM
kailuabred wrote:
Every comment you make makes me sad for your children (please tell us you haven't procreated).
on October 29,2012 | 10:09AM
tiki886 wrote:
I am sadder that thousands of Hawaii children waiting to be born were murdered by the likes of people such as you!
on October 29,2012 | 11:12AM
kailuabred wrote:
Your comments make me a believer in abortion.
on October 29,2012 | 04:30PM
mitt_grund wrote:
And if you really knew your history, you would know that the Nazi's were as far from being socialist as Ryan is a Democrat. The declared enemies of the Nazi state were Communists and the Jewish population. Tea Party are as close as you can get to Nazis. They are basically white supremacists with a few befuddled non-whites kissing their butts, who believe in a white, blue-eyed God. Even Hitler was born a Catholic. If he were alive today, he would be a Tea Party Nazi.
on October 30,2012 | 10:52AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Allie, how can you say Lingle is not known at all? You apparently do not know she was mayor of Maui County for 8 years and governor of the state for eight years. So if you and others who have lived in the state for a few years do not know her at all, you should not be voting at all.
on October 29,2012 | 09:38AM
allie wrote:
I cannot vote..I am a non-resident UH student. I am just saying that Lingle has pretended to be a lot of things over the years. Like Romney, we just don't know what is real with her
on October 29,2012 | 12:13PM
tiki886 wrote:
Yay! No voting for you.
on October 29,2012 | 01:27PM
turbolink wrote:
How many times did she post who she voted for until she finally fessed up she's not a resident? Wonder if she had some educational grants on the line with all her tangled story lines.
on October 29,2012 | 03:39PM
nitpikker wrote:
true! dingle is such a flat-out liar! she has to hope she can rein in the newcomers who don't remember what she has said and done in the past!!!
on October 29,2012 | 11:03AM
allie wrote:
yup
on October 29,2012 | 12:14PM
Anonymous wrote:
Honest? But whatever, let us all welcome Sharia Law as it has spread through European and we shall rejoice in the elimination of all the infidels ain't it so? Give me a break! While we're at it let's make sure that we only elect Japanese to political office in Hawaii, they're at least honest.
on October 29,2012 | 11:13AM
wondermn1 wrote:
Lingle is by far the right choice as she will get things done. Mazie is a figurehead that will rubberstamp anything the Dems tell her to. The more rights ( decisions ) the Democrats give to the government and take away from the individuls right to make decision closer we get to socialism . Stop this maddness and vote for Lingle. America was never meant to be a socialistic country. We are supposed to be free to make our own decisions.
on October 29,2012 | 02:17PM
niimi wrote:
allie, why the racist (anti-semitic) agenda in your message?
on October 29,2012 | 06:59PM
cocoschoice wrote:
Agree. Even the paper yesterday said she will be "the most reliable", i.e. a rubber stamp for the Democrats, no independent thought.
on October 29,2012 | 05:58AM
2_centz wrote:
If you insinuate that Linda Lingle has independent thought, no, she will focus on her campaign contributor's effort to come into Hawaii and promote their agenda's similar to the SuperFerry. As governor, Lingle wasted the Hawaii's people money on immature agenda's like the Super Ferry. and immature thoughts that went into the furlough Friday's. Even Linda Lingle doesn't have independent thought to benefit Hawaii's voters. Hawaii's general population is "family oriented" church going, and people with ALOHA. Lingle has treated Hawaii's tax money like a child buying toys, childish and immature thinking, just like the example of the SuperFerry effort. Linda could've wasted more money on the SuperFerry if it wasn't for the Paternal efforts of the Judge who gave linda the fatherly scolding and took her toy away. That is the kind of childish independent thinking you're talking about?
on October 29,2012 | 08:01AM
hawaiikone wrote:
I will agree that Lingle made mistakes during her tenure, largely based on inaccurate information. However, voting for Hirano, or for that matter Hanabusa or Obama, will simply perpetuate the descent of our nation as an economic power. Sheep may be lulled into a false sense of security, until the day comes when the shepherd begins culling from the herd.
on October 29,2012 | 08:41AM
allie wrote:
Mazie is in hon. Just accept it
on October 29,2012 | 12:14PM
hawaiikone wrote:
Bahhhh, says another sheep....
on October 29,2012 | 01:43PM
frontman wrote:
This democratic rag will would be laughing out the other side of their mouths election day if they didn't know the fix was in.
on October 29,2012 | 06:08AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
If you mean Democratic victories all the way around the state because people VOTED, then you might have a point. Is that what you mean by "fix"?
on October 29,2012 | 09:20AM
allie wrote:
Hail Mazie. She is in
on October 29,2012 | 06:12AM
tiki886 wrote:
Sieg Heil!
on October 29,2012 | 10:04AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
A great day in das Vaterland!
on October 29,2012 | 11:58AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
I've said it from day one that this particular race is a lose lose situation for Hawaii. No one's sure exactly what Mazie has accomplished with her time in Congress. She hasn't displayed any leadership and the fact that none of the bills she's introduced has passed is another indicator. On the other hand, you have Linda, she of the Superferry and Furlough Friday debacles and who's now claiming bipartisanship skills. I wish politicians would not use that term. If there were really bipartisan and wanted to work for the people, they would drop their affiliations with their political parties and declare themselves to be independents. We are so screwed.
on October 29,2012 | 07:15AM
tiki886 wrote:
Didn't the HSTA have a choice of picking furlough days vs a 5% pay cut and they chose furloughs?
on October 29,2012 | 10:07AM
wondermn1 wrote:
tiki886, thats a fact and facts don't count in HAWAII. GO LINGLE GO
on October 29,2012 | 02:35PM
cabot17 wrote:
Voters remember Lingle as governor, and it's not a pleasant memory. Go Mazie!
on October 29,2012 | 07:30AM
Larry01 wrote:
Uh, that means Lingle, and no thanks on that.
on October 29,2012 | 08:16AM
kainalu wrote:
"Another stake in the ..." - wait a minute. That's another subject.
on October 29,2012 | 11:35AM
sumoroach wrote:
Mazie is a socalist who takes money from hard working people and give it to others who can make it themselves but is not willing. Socialist wish to run the goverment and tell you how to run your lives. The over promise the people deals with free stuff, but who will pay for it? Good example look at Europe. FIghting for high benifits that the goverment can not pay bfor. SOCIALIST IS GOOD UNTIL YOU RUN OUT OF OTHER PEOPLE MONEY AT WHICH POINT SOCIALIST TAKE YOUR MONEY THE MIDDLE CLASS. Look at Greece, Spain, Italy, France,, etc......
on October 29,2012 | 10:03PM
loquaciousone wrote:
REMEMBER SUPERFERRY DISASTER! REMEMBER 1 BILLION IN AUCTION BONDS -- GONE. REMEMBER FURLOUGH FRIDAYS! This is what lingle represents. Having said all that -- I want door number 3.
on October 29,2012 | 03:06AM
wiliki wrote:
Aren't there third party candidates?
on October 29,2012 | 05:44AM
IAmSane wrote:
There isn't. Both the Libertarian and the Green Parties are no shows in Hawaii. I voted by absentee ballot, and I was given the choice of either Mazie or Lingle. I don't care for either of them, so I left that section blank.
on October 29,2012 | 08:08AM
loquaciousone wrote:

on October 29,2012 | 03:29PM
IAmSane wrote:
I think we need more comments like that from you.
on October 29,2012 | 04:00PM
allie wrote:
Lingle was a terrible governor and was frequently out of state telling people that Obama would not be a servant to israel. Imagine thAT.
on October 29,2012 | 06:15AM
tiki886 wrote:
Obama is supposed to be "our" servant but he turned out to be a commie dictator buying up banks, car makers, Wall Street insurance companies, solar companies like Solyndra that go bankrupt after you give them half a billion dollars of taxpayer monies. Another huge ponzi scheme called Obamacare that nobody wants and increases costs and destroys medicare. I guess a community organizer doesn't make for a businessman with good economic sense.
on October 29,2012 | 10:17AM
allie wrote:
huh? Please read what really happened hon
on October 29,2012 | 12:15PM
turbolink wrote:
You'd have more credibility if you actually lived here during Gov Lingle's administration. But you say you're a student that's under 20 from ND, so that doesn't seem possible.
on October 29,2012 | 03:42PM
kailuabred wrote:
Another dumb comment by a tiki
on October 29,2012 | 04:32PM
Opihipika wrote:
The smart people will remember how bad Lingle was as a Gov. Smooth talker but full of BS! I get so turned off by her ads on the radio, TV, and newspaper. Smart people will not forget and will vote Mazie.
on October 29,2012 | 07:01AM
hawaiikone wrote:
An illusion of intelligence is a dangerous thing, it allows those pulling the strings easier control.
on October 29,2012 | 08:44AM
wondermn1 wrote:
VOTE LINGLE, DJOU, CAYETANO AND TOM BERG These are the ones looking out for Hawaii. We don't need more rubber stampers in our government, what we need are thinkers who are willing to fight for the people
on October 29,2012 | 02:39PM
HIBF4711 wrote:
Tommy B needs to be locked in solitary confinement. He burns bridges like an arsonist on crack. Who would want to hire this guy? Ask Willie Espero, Rita, and Marcos-Pine.
on October 29,2012 | 03:52PM
nonpolitic wrote:
Ha ha ha! Good one! I agree . . . or maybe door number 10.
on October 29,2012 | 11:12AM
lee1957 wrote:
You mean the Superferry disaster where the legislature passed a law backing Lingle's play? That one?
on October 29,2012 | 11:58AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
The law she helped to craft and then enthusiastically signed?
on October 29,2012 | 12:45PM
tiki886 wrote:
With the help of every Democrat in both houses of the Hawaii legislature.
on October 29,2012 | 01:31PM
peanutgallery wrote:
What a crok! Mazie's time is over.
on October 29,2012 | 03:41AM
kailuabred wrote:
Keep dreaming. This race has been over for a long time.
on October 29,2012 | 04:19AM
wiliki wrote:
Who would have thought that the polls were so lopsided?
on October 29,2012 | 05:45AM
cocoschoice wrote:
Look at the methodology. Pretty clear why this poll is lopsided.
on October 29,2012 | 05:59AM
dt44 wrote:
It's spelled crock, and you'll see that it's Lingle whose time is over.
on October 29,2012 | 06:32AM
allie wrote:
she is in. Thank God
on October 29,2012 | 12:15PM
tiki886 wrote:
How dare you invoke the name of God and blaspheme his name when you Liberals have banned him from the public and government.
on October 29,2012 | 01:34PM
kailuabred wrote:
The sky fairy should be banned...unless we get to praise the Great Spaghetti Monster, as well.
on October 29,2012 | 04:34PM
dhs wrote:
Who comes up with this BS... Have you listen to Mazie's debates, the woman can not represent herself out of a wet paper sack. I am sorry, she lives off the records of everyone else and yet thinks she is truly qualified. We don't need another puppet for the wealth in power who does nothing for the islands. All I heard in the debates was blame, blame, and more blame, and yet nothing to stand on. If someone has NOTHING
on October 29,2012 | 04:23AM
Mana07 wrote:
Absolutely right dhs. But don't forget Mazie also repeatedly spouted Obama, Obamacare, Kapuna. That's all she knows. Rhetoric. The people of Hawaii deserve what they get. What foolish sheeple
on October 29,2012 | 04:56AM
wiliki wrote:
Mazie believes in what she says-- unlike Lingle. Her heart is in the right place. We don't want to lose Social Security and Medicare. Republicans need to think of ways to protect these programs and not destroy them.
on October 29,2012 | 05:46AM
pridon wrote:
You will start to lose SS and Medicare when China decides to quit buying US debt. There is no free lunch. Look at the costs associated with 911 abuse - almost all abusers on Medicaid paid by you and me. Organ transplants $500K to $1M. Many paid by Medicaid and Medicare paid by you and me. Premie newborn costs several $100K paid by you and me. Doctors retiriing faster than being replaced. If the system isn't fixed soon, it will collapse. Dems won't fix it.
on October 29,2012 | 10:08AM
wiliki wrote:
I disagree. China will be moving towards better health care and retirement options soon. If we decide not to invest in our own people, China will be leaving us in the dust. Obama is planning to reform medicare so that medical costs will go down down down....
on October 29,2012 | 11:23PM
MakaniKai wrote:
And within her RHETORIC she can’t even pronounce Hawaiian correctly – simple KU-PUNA not KA-PUNA. Aloha.
on October 29,2012 | 07:16AM
summer43 wrote:
I TOTALLY AGREED WITH YOU. THE WOMAN IS SOOO INCOMPITENT. SHE IS PUPPET TO INOYE AND OSAMA HUSSEIN...
on October 29,2012 | 01:27PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
And the base of the Republican Party weighs in...
on October 29,2012 | 09:39PM
NickJord wrote:
Nobody will ever forget what Lingle did to Hawaii's schoolchildren. She made our educational system the laughingstock of the nation with "Furlough Friday." Good riddance!
on October 29,2012 | 04:24AM
turbolink wrote:
Wonder what Ms Hirono would have done with the budget had she been elected governor...
on October 29,2012 | 04:29AM
wiliki wrote:
Unlike Abercrombie and Lingle, she would have persuaded the teachers to take the 5% pay cut. I'm sure they would have worked something out.
on October 29,2012 | 05:48AM
hawaiikone wrote:
How short can your memory really be? She allowed the teachers to chose between the children and their "instructional" days. The teachers decided against the kids, not Lingle. And Mazie? She'd would have had no idea what to do, and probably would have defaulted the state.
on October 29,2012 | 08:48AM
wiliki wrote:
She walked the picket line when the teachers went on strike during Ben's term And then she closed a contract deal with the teachers. Ben and the state negotiators failed where she succeeded. It's cool. The DOE is autonomous from the state with an independent Board. But Ben still considers Mazie a traitor to his administration-- although she manages to make him look good by closing the contract deal.
on October 29,2012 | 11:18PM
false wrote:
Yeah right.
on October 29,2012 | 09:19AM
pridon wrote:
She couldn't convince people to elect her Governor. How would she convince HSTA to do anything?
on October 29,2012 | 10:10AM
lee1957 wrote:
Maize would have raised taxes.
on October 29,2012 | 11:59AM
Mana07 wrote:
Another one that bought the propaganda.....
on October 29,2012 | 04:54AM
allie wrote:
very true
on October 29,2012 | 06:15AM
MakaniKai wrote:
Braddah our school system has been a laughing stock even before LL became Mayor of Maui County! Look to the DOE/HTSA for your Furlough Friday blame. Abs et al have just given it a different name. Aloha.
on October 29,2012 | 07:24AM
Mana07 wrote:
Wow. 22 point margin. So in other words...the foolish lead the sensible by 22 points.
on October 29,2012 | 04:54AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
You can be nasty and call it what you like, but your candidate is STILL going to lose.
on October 29,2012 | 09:22AM
Mana07 wrote:
Maize will remain ineffective, just like she has always been, when Obama is out of the White House in January!
on October 29,2012 | 04:57AM
wiliki wrote:
Obama has a slight edge so that's unlikely. He's lead in polls since the beginning of the campaign. Mazie will help implement the Affordable Care Act in the Senate. About 50 million Americans will then have decent health care.
on October 29,2012 | 05:51AM
tiki886 wrote:
Mazie is in charge of healthcare? OMG we're all gonna die!
on October 29,2012 | 10:21AM
wiliki wrote:
Not with Ryan Care... Expect a lot of elderly dying when and if Republicans can kill Medicare.
on October 29,2012 | 11:09PM
BluesBreaker wrote:
Mazie will be highly effective as a member of the Democratic majority in the Senate. She'll complement other progressive senators, like Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown and Al Franken. Lingle is a tool of the 1%, as evidenced by her support from extreme right wing organizations.
on October 29,2012 | 06:00AM
Mana07 wrote:
The insanity of you liberals amaze me. What a fool.
on October 29,2012 | 08:08PM
DowntownGreen wrote:
More right-wing name calling... ah well.
on October 29,2012 | 09:40PM
cocoschoice wrote:
When all you have as a platform is Inouye and Obama, she's going to be hard pressed to come up with an original idea. She's a disappointment and an embarrassment.
on October 29,2012 | 06:01AM
tiki886 wrote:
If she gets elected, expect her to buy a bigger desk to hide under.
on October 29,2012 | 10:22AM
allie wrote:
Lingle is just as ineffective hon. She is a smooth operator but a total non-entity
on October 29,2012 | 06:16AM
hawaiikone wrote:
Non-entity? That's a perfect description of you, hon.
on October 29,2012 | 08:51AM
kailuabred wrote:
You may want to get a good bottle of booze for 11/7, as you are going to be very disappointed in the outcome.
on October 29,2012 | 10:12AM
Venus1 wrote:
I cannot believe any sane person would vote for Lingle!! She represents the worst of Hawaii!!!
on October 29,2012 | 05:00AM
aiea2 wrote:
I can't believe anyone would vote for Maize either ! all she can say is Yes to Obama .. that is a no brain er
on October 29,2012 | 05:14AM
dt44 wrote:
No brainer? And Lingle wouldn't cave in to Romney, Ryan, McConnell and the rest of the tea party gang? Sure, Lingle talks of being bipartisan but once in office she'll work with the democrats on condition it suits the republican agenda to take from the poor and middle class and give to the rich. From day one the Republican party has done everything in their power to try and make Obama a one term president. Fought with him every step of the way to make him look bad. It's no wonder the economy is recovering so slowly and unemployment still up. People have to realize that the ultra rich and corporations have a lot of influence on what goes on with our country and economy. They are racists and just don't want a black president running the country. Vote democrat all the way, now that is a no brainer.
on October 29,2012 | 07:02AM
fka wrote:
Agree,well said. How sad that from day one the Republicans,instead of representing the people and working with Obama in passing legislation to improve the economy and increase jobs,they choose to destroy Obama and make him look bad,as their main mantra.Just shows where their heart is....only to enrich the rich and not for us,the middle class.
on October 29,2012 | 06:13PM
allie wrote:
agree..a dishonest, inept person
on October 29,2012 | 12:16PM
Kalli wrote:
It is just amazing that every poll shows that the SA endorsed the winning person. Remember the poll that showed Mufi up by 10 points over Tulsi Gabbard and then he lost by 21 points? Same ting
on October 29,2012 | 05:12AM
wiliki wrote:
Completely unexpected. Hannemann had more experience and would probably been more effective than Gabbard. Too bad he lost.
on October 29,2012 | 05:53AM
tiki886 wrote:
The point was Democratic Polls LIE! Even among their own kind.
on October 29,2012 | 01:38PM
wiliki wrote:
The SA outsourced the poll. So it's an impartial poll.
on October 29,2012 | 11:06PM
wiliki wrote:
Looks like it's Mazie. I didn't realize the polls were so lop-sided.
on October 29,2012 | 05:42AM
serious wrote:
Agreed, I didn't think people were that stupid. But they are Democrats!!!
on October 29,2012 | 06:51AM
summer43 wrote:
Ditto!
on October 29,2012 | 08:20AM
nalogirl wrote:
I don't believe in polls, and ads don't persude me. i do my own research. It should be an interesting election.
on October 29,2012 | 08:37AM
kailuabred wrote:
LOL! How many people have you called?
on October 29,2012 | 10:13AM
tiki886 wrote:
Democrats polling democrats. what do you think the result is gonna be?
on October 29,2012 | 10:24AM
nitpikker wrote:
me too! i know i'm NOT voting for dingle!
on October 29,2012 | 11:11AM
wiliki wrote:
I guess you're referring to your own vote. You have no hope of understanding the voters if you don't run a poll.
on October 29,2012 | 11:04PM
hawaiikone wrote:
well said
on October 29,2012 | 08:51AM
DowntownGreen wrote:
More right-wing name calling?
on October 29,2012 | 09:23AM
kailuabred wrote:
You must be used to losing a lot...because you're so smart, of course.
on October 29,2012 | 10:14AM
cocoschoice wrote:
Didn't Ward Research also say Tulsi Gabbard would lose by 10? Pretty major errror when she won by 20. Too bad the paper is even taking this seriously. Haven't you noticed that no candidates ever use Ward Research as a political polling firm? There is probably a reason. Maybe because she's never delivered accurate results.
on October 29,2012 | 05:57AM
Highinthesierras wrote:
Sad, Hawaii deserves competitive races, otherwise UNION pawn wins every time. How about the CA system? CA had similar problem of uncompetitive races so now the top two vote getters in OPEN primaries, regardless of party, move on. Republicans are a lost cause, so what do you think?
on October 29,2012 | 06:03AM
Papakolea wrote:
Mazie and the democrats are saddling our children with a huge debt that will take generations to repay. If Obama and Mazie get reelected, it's very probable that China will someday be imposing austerity measures on us.
on October 29,2012 | 06:03AM
allie wrote:
Not at all..Lingle would serve other interests..not Hawaii and she wants big money to do it. She is no copnservative
on October 29,2012 | 06:17AM
tiki886 wrote:
Serve "other" interests at the expense of Hawaii's interests? How so?
on October 29,2012 | 10:26AM
turbolink wrote:
While you're working on that answer Allie, we're still waiting for you to explain radical Republican agenda that you frequently spout off.
on October 29,2012 | 03:47PM
TMJ wrote:
With the correct type of backround and party affiliation, it's almost a mortal lock.
on October 29,2012 | 06:42AM
DAGR81 wrote:
If this poll is credtible, Hawaii's congressional team is in will be ineffective. Dan is losing it. Gabbard does not have it. Mazoe never had it. Colleen has it all, but can't do t by herself.
on October 29,2012 | 06:47AM
sluggah wrote:
If Hawaii wants a puppet, Mazie's the gal. She was a joke in their debates, it looked like they got a clerk from the DMV and trotted her out there with a memorized script.
on October 29,2012 | 06:50AM
tiki886 wrote:
I like that, Dan's "clerk". "Mazie, go get me some coffee."
on October 29,2012 | 10:28AM
Rivergrouch wrote:
anybody but crazy lazy mazie!!!!!!!!!!
on October 29,2012 | 06:57AM
pdbrah wrote:
good news. Lingle is a joke who would do damage to not only Hawaii but all of America. Mazie is part of a group whose heart is in the right place and who we can trust. Go Mazie!!!
on October 29,2012 | 07:04AM
McCully wrote:
How can anyone get a true accurate poll if 80% of the voters are democrat? If you got a D after your name, you're in. That's why this state is run by donkeys.
on October 29,2012 | 07:06AM
5xcalibir2 wrote:
you don't like it? the door is wide open......LEAVE!!!!!!
on October 29,2012 | 06:59PM
NITRO08 wrote:
IF YOU VOTE FOR OBAMA YOU NEED TO VOTE FOR HIRONO, IT'S STUPID TO VOTE FOR LINGLE WHO WOULD OPPOSE ANYTHING BARRY TRY TO DO. WE ALREADY HAVE THE HOUSE REPUB'S DOING THAT. THEY NEED TO GET TOGETHER FOR AMERICA NOT AGAINEST BARRY THAT WAS THE REPUB'S AGENDA THE LAST FOUR YEARS! OH BY THE WAY BARRY WILL WIN!
on October 29,2012 | 07:07AM
summer43 wrote:
Barry who? the Joker?
on October 29,2012 | 08:21AM
false wrote:
Refer to manual page 6. - How to remove cap locks.
on October 29,2012 | 09:20AM
DAGR81 wrote:
Barry who? The phony in chief?
on October 29,2012 | 09:36AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Don't believe in polls or endorsements. I don't need anyone or any organizations (political parties, unions, etc.) telling me how to make an intelligent decision. The one big problem is the public is inundated with so much misinformation, we don't know who to believe. In this state, it seems name recognition is the only standard for some people to vote. And, negative campaigning seems to be the way to convince people one way or the other. We live in sad times.
on October 29,2012 | 07:11AM
Anonymous wrote:
The SA polls are notoriously off base. Honolulu Civil Beat skunks the SA in the accuracy and legitimacy of its polling results. The latest (Oct. 1) Civil Beat poll had Hirono ahead by 16 points, so she is handily ahead. Moreover, Nate Sliver's prescient fivethirtyeight site calls the race an almost mathematically certain victory for Hirono. Mazie is weak, but the U.S. Senate cannot slip into the hands of the reactionary nutcases from the south and midwest.
on October 29,2012 | 07:20AM
loquaciousone wrote:
One would be CRAZY to vote for Mazie yet one would have to really TINGLE to vote for Lingle. Alas what to do voters lament. When my choices are either concrete or cement.
on October 29,2012 | 07:22AM
username_required wrote:
Civil unions. Lingle took her time to consult with people of all stripes. Then decided that she couldn't decide and vetoed. As LG Aiona put it, it's too much for one person to decide. Abercrombie decided. I'm pretty sure she figured on a future cabinet position or the Senate in her decision-making process, ultimately putting her own aspirations over those who simply love their partners.
on October 29,2012 | 07:29AM
false wrote:
Retired Maj. Gen. Robert G.F. Lee, Lingle's campaign manager, attacked the Hawaii Poll as "another skewed poll from Ward Research whose methodology is wildly out of step with that of real political polling firms." Hope springs eternal, Gen. Lee. And after the polls are proven correct on Nov. 6, it will be time for Lingle and one old soldier to just fade away.
on October 29,2012 | 07:30AM
Opihipika wrote:
Contribute STATEMENT FROM GENERAL BOB LEE, LINGLE FOR U.S. SENATE CAMPAIGN MANAGER, REGARDING WARD RESEARCH OCTOBER POLL This group is dangerous! I'm sure they will dispute the final election results in November when they see that Lingle lost.
on October 29,2012 | 07:37AM
DAGR81 wrote:
GET REAL.
on October 29,2012 | 11:29AM
2_centz wrote:
Linda Lingle isn't good for any party republican or democrats. Lingle has lack of focus, and her mind although showing little intelligence is alot disorganied. So if Hawaii gets caught with her as senator the State of Hawaii will show it for sure. We at home will have uncoordinated Congress and State of Hawaii efforts and focus in our lives. Lingle's mind is on her mainland campaign contributors and what she can do to pay them back. Maize is quiet but effective along with the other senator and representatives of Hawaii. We in Hawaii can and may see more bs and down low lie comming from the US Commerce. Mazie is 98% effective and 2% ineffective but the US Commerce and Linda Lilnge is televising the 2% to make Hawaii voter believe Linda can do a better job. Linda no can, if no can, no can.
on October 29,2012 | 07:39AM
kennie1933 wrote:
If we all abstain, do neither of them get in? Well, that'll never happen. I guess everyone is just going with the lesser of two evils.
on October 29,2012 | 07:52AM
ready2go wrote:
I find this hard to believe! Not realistic. Hire better pollsters>
on October 29,2012 | 07:52AM
808Cindy wrote:
I'm voting for Mazie, I like her approach to supporting women's rights and how it ties into what President Obama continues to push forward for women's health care, equal pay and what's best for women. This is very important for our Country's wellness and strength.
on October 29,2012 | 07:53AM
honupono wrote:
cunning lingle cannot buy her way into the seat. Her stupid cable channel is such shibai. Just trying to look sincere and honest doesn't mean you are. Actions speak louder than words. Sh denied calling President Bush the greatest president ever during the debate yet the Honolulu Star Advertiser found the article in which she in did say those words. That shows integrity or senility either one its not who I want to represent me. If the Rupbilcan national party wasn't so interested in this race, then why a super pac cover organization has been spending millions here for ads for lingles campaign? And the chamber of commerce is also producing negative ads against hirono? They know that hirono is going to take the race so they are trying everything they can to help lingle, because she is a rubber stamp for the crazy righties. they got us into this mess and has been blocking the presidents agenda for four years-at the cost of the people. Norquist's pledge is going to haunt them now. Hawaii voters are not as dumb as they think.
on October 29,2012 | 07:59AM
Kawika50 wrote:
Thank goodness Lingle won't be going to the Senate. That's all this country needs is one more pol in lockstep with the Grover Norquist, Tea Party, Citizens United crowd. And, best of all, we won't have to see her mug at the top left corner of the Bulletizer's home page anymore.
on October 29,2012 | 08:01AM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Reminder that the official election results will be posted by the Star Advertiser at 6:00PM on November 5, 2012.
on October 29,2012 | 08:14AM
loquaciousone wrote:
DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN!
on October 29,2012 | 08:31AM
serious wrote:
Yes, I am an old fart and remember that newspaper headline!!!! We look at Hawaii leads the nation in all the wrong things, worst place to start a business, worst school system, lowest voter turnout, highest housings system--VOTE DEMOCRTIC--KEEP THIS HORRIBLE SYSTEM GOING!!!!
on October 29,2012 | 05:22PM
summer43 wrote:
In Hawaii, if you're Democrats, you're guaranteed to win the election. Once you're in the office, you stay until you die. Period! What's Hirono accompleted since she was elected? She's a slave for Obama, said so herself. What if he lost? who does she serve? She also said bipartisant is not going to happen... go figure people!
on October 29,2012 | 08:19AM
Pacej001 wrote:
Dems. stay until they die? In this case, it appears we're about to elect someone who is already dead.
on October 29,2012 | 02:15PM
serious wrote:
Look at who's in office--they are almost dead!! Dem's --worst state in so many items!!!
on October 29,2012 | 05:25PM
Ronin006 wrote:
It is not surprising that Hirono has a huge lead in the polls; after all, Hawaii is a state full of people who are on the government dole, which makes them very loyal Democrats. Hopefully, most of them will not follow through and vote as they said they would do in the poll.
on October 29,2012 | 08:44AM
Kapakahi wrote:
More people are "on the government dole" in Red States than in Blue States. A fact inconvenient to your spiel.
on October 29,2012 | 11:33AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Cite your source.
on October 29,2012 | 12:18PM
hawaiikone wrote:
silence...
on October 29,2012 | 08:00PM
koaangel wrote:
I can't believe that General Lee commented as he did. Glad he is no longer the Adj. Gen. less we really run into a disaster and he is in command. He's sticking his head in the sand and doubling down. Not a characteristic of a leader. Great leaders are quick to recognize reality and moves quickly to alter and correct misguided directions.
on October 29,2012 | 08:57AM
Taisho808 wrote:
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on October 29,2012 | 08:57AM
false wrote:
we can always hope. I'm sure she can find a job there. Or maybe stay in Hawaii selling cars for her uncle Nick Cutter.
on October 29,2012 | 09:06AM
tiki886 wrote:
Lingle is waiting to take Inouye's seat when he retires in 2016 at the age of 92.
on October 29,2012 | 10:38AM
allie wrote:
Israel you mean. That is the couNTRY she is loyaL TO. nOT usa
on October 29,2012 | 12:17PM
tiki886 wrote:
Just like Obama is loyal to Keynesians?
on October 29,2012 | 01:43PM
turbolink wrote:
It's starting to look like you don't like Israel and for some reason feel its important to tie Gov Lingle to it. Why do you think intelligent people would buy logic like that? Is there some sinister plot you need to share with us?
on October 29,2012 | 03:50PM
false wrote:
Seriously is there a choice?
on October 29,2012 | 09:17AM
HawaiiBlogger wrote:
To General Lee: We will see soon enough if the polls were "skewered." In the mean time please work on a gracios congratulation speech for your "boss" to deliver to Mazie!!!
on October 29,2012 | 09:25AM
MakaniKai wrote:
Riddle me this. Is not the Federal Government responsible for the Compact of Free Association? If Inouye, Akaka, Hanabusa and Hirono are for “da middle class ohana” then WHY have the Hawaii taxpayers been footing the bill? Gov Lingle attempted to restrict health care access to Quest, and instead subject COFA residents to Basic Health Hawaii a more restrictive plan. This was viewed by the court as a violation of the Equal Protection Clause. In the meantime our D.C. delegation is doing what to insure taxpayer money from the Federal level is sent to Hawaii to cover this bill $$ the state has to pay? Where’s dat pork luau Uncle Dan??????? In 2007 Gov Lingle’s fifth state of the state address she said; “It is also time for us to take the first step to eliminate the tax on the food that families eat at home. I am proposing that we exempt 11 different foods from the general excise tax, including milk, eggs, cereals and baby formula—foods recognized by the USDA as healthy and basic to a child's diet. This will save the people of Hawai'i an estimated $40 million per year” This did not happen and not because of Linda. The Ringleader and his minions in Washington have CONVINCED the majority of Hawaii residents that everything has to cost more in Hawaii. Not true folks, wake up. Ed Case lost to Mazie because of Dan Inouye. Ed supports a waiver of the Jones Act for Hawaii. Dan cannot let that happen he’d lose big kala. ALOHA http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2007/Jan/22/br/br9512086473.html
on October 29,2012 | 10:47AM
tiki886 wrote:
Obama is going to get impeached over Benghazi so Mazie and Dan will be cut adrift so they won't do further damage to the American economy.
on October 29,2012 | 10:57AM
Kapakahi wrote:

Let me understand how "balanced" your mind is. The Sept 11 attacks occurred on Bush's watch. About 3000 people were killed, the economy went into a nose-dive, many civil liberties were curtailed in favor of government power and the WHite House tried to hide Bush had been EXPLICITLY warned "Bin Laden Determined to Attack in the US." (Any factual errors in my narrative so far?

But you did not support the impeachment of Bush?

The CIA and other professional intelligence agencies reported Saddam Hussein did not have meaningful reserves of WMDs, was NOT pursuing a nuclear weapons program and was an enemy of Al Qaida. Yet Bush and Cheney pressured them to cook the intelligence, supplied Colin Powell with false intelligence to present to the United Nations, all of which created a pretense for attacking Iraq and killing HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of IRAQIS and leading to the death of thousands of American service members.

And, again, you did not support the impeachment of Bush?

In Benghazi, 4 Americans were killed in a murderous assault on the US consulate. Not all the facts are clear, but that does not stop the Fox News?Clear Channel rightwing echo chamber from spreading misinformation. You know, from the same sources who told us Obama was born in Kenya?

You, and a considerable portion of the Republican Party, are unhinged.


on October 29,2012 | 11:31AM
allie wrote:
Bush tried to hide the fact that he had advanced warning of the strikes. He was on vacation when the silly terrorists, bunglling as they were, enjoyed total success. Lots we still do not know about why Bush did nothing to stop the strike as it changed America forever. We are still suffering from it...
on October 29,2012 | 12:23PM
Pacej001 wrote:
Well, he had warning that "something" was going to happen, true, sort of like his predecessor had similar warnings. However, your implication that he new enough to predict and prevent is not factual. On the other hand, your hero, Mr. Obama most definitely knew that the security in Benghazi was inadequate and, later, that the embassy was under attack. Why didn't he do something, before and during, based on very specific warnings and on scene, live reports from Libya during the attack?
on October 29,2012 | 01:29PM
tiki886 wrote:
Obama is a collaborator with the terrorists. Bush wasn't. Obama wants to shake hands with the terrorists and give them some taxpayer welfare benefits, food stamps and some part time jobs, even some ObamaCare.
on October 29,2012 | 01:47PM
kailuabred wrote:
Got anything from Mars yet? You may want to adjust your antenna
on October 29,2012 | 04:40PM
tiki886 wrote:
People died, so Obama lied!
on October 29,2012 | 11:19PM
summer43 wrote:
U R compared apple and oranges, STUPID!!!
on October 29,2012 | 01:31PM
Pacej001 wrote:
1. The US, for your info, is a big country. Hanging Bush for not anticipating where and when is pretty thin, logically speaking. 2.The director of the CIA told Bush that a resurgent WMD program was underway in Iraq, a "slam dunk", he called it, when Bush questioned the strength of the intelligence. 3. Two separate Senate select intelligence committees, one under democrat control, suggest that your statement about Bush/Cheney pressuring CIA to produce false info. is a lie. 3. "Hundreds of thousands" of Iraqi death's is an outright fabrication. Even the Lancet report, proven to be distorted and exaggerated, did not go that high. 4. Fox has jumped on this story. The Obama love fest that is the remainder of the media has buried it to protect Dear Leader.------ Hyperbole like yours represents the worst of the left.
on October 29,2012 | 01:37PM
summer43 wrote:
I'm keeping my fingers crossed!!!
on October 29,2012 | 01:31PM
kailuabred wrote:
I see you have your foil hat on again. Anything from Mars?
on October 29,2012 | 04:39PM
lee1957 wrote:
I can't understand why anyone would not vote for Maize. She wants everyone to have a job and be happy. Republicans hate old people, children, and small animals.
on October 29,2012 | 11:49AM
allie wrote:
well said. Republicans hate Hawaii with a passion.
on October 29,2012 | 12:21PM
summer43 wrote:
U2 STUPIID!!!
on October 29,2012 | 01:33PM
hawaiikone wrote:
no one will argue with that.
on October 29,2012 | 01:50PM
tiki886 wrote:
We also like dirty air and water and want to eat your children.
on October 29,2012 | 01:48PM
Pacej001 wrote:
Thought we wanted dirty children to drink polluted water?! So hard to keep up with the changes to the party platform. Here's one thing the Rs should definitely support, rabies shots from a number of the left leaning posters today.
on October 29,2012 | 02:23PM
HIBF4711 wrote:
allie please!
on October 29,2012 | 03:55PM
Pacej001 wrote:
.... and want to grind all the above into a hamburger-like substance to feed our seniors in nursing homes across the country. Did I mention the favorite Republican sport of puppy punting? Seriously, I think you may be missing a few hinges.----------- What I can't understand is why anyone would think an empty pants suit can fulfill the duties of the senate.
on October 29,2012 | 01:25PM
summer43 wrote:
WHO TOLD YOU THAT? THE DEMOCRATS?
on October 29,2012 | 01:32PM
zatoichi1 wrote:
Not all that surprising. When Lingle ran against Mazie in 2002, she was effectively running against Ben Cayetano. At this point in time that theme does not exist.
on October 29,2012 | 12:11PM
HEARTOHEART wrote:
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on October 29,2012 | 12:30PM
MakaniKai wrote:
Attention HEARTOHEART Mazie.......no kids............. Smells of Mufi's flyer.....Eh, I look like you, you look like me! Geez so pilau. Aloha
on October 29,2012 | 01:30PM
2_centz wrote:
You're not say that those two are the same are you? I don't know myself so just wondering.?
on October 29,2012 | 02:05PM
summer43 wrote:
another uninformed and stupid dem...
on October 29,2012 | 01:34PM
2_centz wrote:
I tried posting something similar to yours and it was sent in for approval and I still don't see it as my comments. How did you do this?
on October 29,2012 | 02:04PM
fka wrote:
If you belong in the middle class,as the majority of us are,it would only make sense to vote democractic and vote for Mazie. The republicans and right wings want to get rid of Medicare and change it to a voucher system and privatize Social Security. Imagine,if Bush had his way and had Social Security privatized,your retirement wolud have been wiped out by the meltdown in 2008! Obama Care has already increased Medicare's longevity by eight years,by cracking down on Medicare fraud. Think about it folks,before you vote,VOTE ON WHERE THE CANDIDATES STAND ON ISSUES,NOT ON HOW WELL SHE SPEAKS OR CARRIES HERSELF!
on October 29,2012 | 12:33PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Earlier today Ms. Hirono said she had just heard reports there might be a tsunami heading to Hawaii and would eventually call up the folks in Canada to confirm or deny those reports.
on October 29,2012 | 12:39PM
tiki886 wrote:
Hopefully, the 'all clear' will be given on Nov 7th so her supporters can proceed to their respective precincts to vote for Mazie.
on October 29,2012 | 01:54PM
Fred01 wrote:
WOW! Hawaii voters are STUPID!
on October 29,2012 | 12:51PM
summer43 wrote:
I totally agreed with you!!!
on October 29,2012 | 01:35PM
LadyNinja wrote:
The polls will reflect who will represent us in Washington on November 6. I truly support Linda Lingle and believe that she is the one to take Hawaii into the next generation of reform and revitalization for Hawaii. Hirono is another product of the Democratic machine which has ruined Hawaii economics. Just look at the mess we are all in and it is due to the Democratic machine. Time for a change!
on October 29,2012 | 12:57PM
Anonymous wrote:
Hirono is an ABSOLUTE bad choice for Hawaii! She supports same sex marriage, abortion and euthanatia Is that what the people of Hawaii really stand for?
on October 29,2012 | 01:12PM
honupono wrote:
they want justice and liberty FOR ALL! Many republicans do not respect women, black people and non christians. I would hate to have them lead me.
on October 29,2012 | 02:02PM
2_centz wrote:
I'm glad that Linda Lingle isn't for "rail". Linda made this law that would have Keehi Lagoon created into a Keehi Sail boat harbor for people from the mainland. Even if she is no longer governor there is no tax dollars to get this done. Sounds like Linda. We can't have Lingle tell us how to spend our taxes on her agenda and thenfall apart like the SuperFerry. Can you Imagine everything Linda does ending up the way the SuperFerry did? That is what will happen should and that is a great big should, since Linda is predicted not to win. We then will know the real Linda Lingle is still the same SuperFerry Linda Lingle. Like falling of a ledge into the Grand Canyon. Oh! sorry Grand Canyon.
on October 29,2012 | 01:57PM
MakaniKai wrote:
Tried several times to submit a comment with a link to medicarechoices.org /vote tracker. The source of information on the vote tracker page is the United States Senate and Office of the clerk, United States House of Representatives. Maybe using the Hawaiian word for doo doo to express what Mazie is full of flagged the S/A. For da kupuna she is NOT. She can’t even pronounce “kupuna” correctly. Aloha.
on October 29,2012 | 02:23PM
Forever_Grateful wrote:
Look at Mazie in the photo - she has bad posture and looks like she could careless - like "lets's get this over with"
on October 29,2012 | 03:32PM
HIBF4711 wrote:
This is Lingle's last race and it will end in humiliating defeat against a airhead. She blew it when she was Governor...laid off so many workers. Yes, the unions were responsible too but as Gov she couldn't make a deal with them. How can she work with Democraps when she failed so miserably during her time as head honcho of this banana republic? Linda, time to break open a cold one with Mufi and think about what may of been if arrogance and greed didn't infect you.
on October 29,2012 | 03:44PM
honokai wrote:
That is not correct. When Daniel Inouye retires, his little league political team will be in complete disarray. Hirono will be a guppy in shark tank without daddy shark to help her out and will show. At that point, Hawaii people will realize their mistake and send Lingle to Washington.
on October 29,2012 | 06:31PM
2_centz wrote:
I do have to defend the Lingle because if no more money she did have to furlough friday. even today Neil is dealing with this same state vs Hawaii teachers. the teachers still think they can win, not possible. teachers have to give up pay raises as will many more union workers and city and state workers. and take pay cuts. Linda knew that. the people did give Linda a chance. Linda got to go back to Lanai, they may need her there, then maybe not. As for Mufi he has to go back to Ka'u and make more things like the sweet bread. I don't know what was his role but the sweet bread was ono the best. Linda may associate herself with her familiys or jewish ties. but she lack the main ingredients of the true Jewish makeup of success. Linda tries to get everyone to do her agenda as terrible as her agenda is, she fails, maybe the lanai tobacco or something but everything about Linda is not right.
on October 29,2012 | 06:43PM
Ronin006 wrote:
The polls show one thing, and that is the Democrat Party has a lock on stupid voters.
on October 29,2012 | 03:45PM
Ronin006 wrote:
The polls show one thing, and that is the Democrat has a lock on people who do not have the brains to think for themselves.
on October 29,2012 | 03:46PM
niimi wrote:
Au contraire. I believe the Democratic voters do have brains and think for themselves, but not for others.
on October 29,2012 | 07:01PM
niimi wrote:
Isn't that the same margin that the SA said Mufi led Tulsi by?
on October 29,2012 | 06:54PM
Kapaho wrote:
Lingle blistering negative ads again Hirono was too much. Also her "You know me" was a joke because people know how bad she was as governor. Hopefully Lingle loses and will leave the islands or go back to Lanai.
on October 29,2012 | 07:13PM
Anonymous wrote:
The Dumb shall inherit the earth.
on October 29,2012 | 09:25PM
sumoroach wrote:
THree and 1/2 years without a budget Mazie didn't do her job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
on October 29,2012 | 09:56PM
flying1431 wrote:
Lingle-You know me, and you know my record. Yes, we know you and don't like what you did during your time as governor. I am not voting for you. You brought us the Supeferry fiasco, school furloughs and a bad economy. You even left the Hawaii Republicn Party in shambles. Its all about you, not about Hawaii. You claim to help the GOP but you did not do anything you promised. All I can say is LIngle is not getting my vote!
on October 29,2012 | 09:57PM
suckseed wrote:
This poll is ridiculous. If you're asking a larger group of people "do you usually vote democrat" before accepting them as representing the views of the voters as a whole would skew the results dramatically.
on October 30,2012 | 12:56AM
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