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Honolulu mayoral debate streaming live

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:00 p.m. HST, May 23, 2012

The three candidates for Honolulu mayor face off in the first televised debate of 2012 tonight at Hawaii News Now's studios, in partnership with the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

Incumbent Honolulu Mayor Peter Carlisle will be up against former Gov. Ben Cayetano, and former acting mayor and lawmaker Kirk Caldwell.

The debate is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today on KFVE, KGMB and KHNL. The debate will also be streamed live on HawaiiNewsNow.com and right here on StarAdvertiser.com.

Hawaii News Now anchor Tannya Joaquin will be moderating.

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HawaiianMom521 wrote:
Cayetano sprouts all these facts and figures in attacking the other two candidates statements on rail. However, he is very vague on how much his expanded bus service will cost. He makes generalizations and the other two candidates don't rebut them! How does he propose we expand the bus system w/o further exacerbating the traffic session? Get real! There is no space! We need to go elevated!
on May 23,2012 | 07:37PM
Changalang wrote:
Carlisle came out like a hand grenade, but Kirk got behind him with a piano wire. Had a good time watching Ben laugh to himself as they ripped each other apart. Kirk scored on the point of Peter being an MIA Mayor and Peter's sharp quips came across in an unsavory manner. Ben stayed focused and professional and presented as congenial, which was surprising. Watch the next polls. Ben steady, Kirk up, and Peter down. Not this online poll BS where everyone gets an e-mail to vote 10 times. In closing statements, Ben came across as honest, contrite, and interested in only fixing the City. Kirk proved his case that he ran the City better. Peter did not sell the pie in the sky dream, while simultaneously being exposed as a one issue candidate doing Rail wrong. Kirk scored the big hit against Peter. Peter criticized his hands on approach that worked better and pitched the value of his own Laissez-faire style in which things are perceived as worst than before by the public. It was a tactical and strategic blunder that turned into an Ah-hah moment for Kirk. Ashford beat Carlsmith tonight; and Ben looked like the cat that ate the canary. Mission accomplished; Go Ben Go ! Congrats to Kirk for moving into first place on the Pro-Rail side.
on May 23,2012 | 08:05PM
soshaljustic wrote:
Obvious the taxes are headed in the sky direction for rail, both property and GET. Ben left more questions unanswered about what to do if not Rail with vetos than Kirk left with Rail of cost if goes to Manoa. Ben wants walkable communities yet does not say how will achieve and what to do in meantime for all those being denied transit now, a BIG problem. Not one candidate ever fielded such a question, never arose under TOD. Who is supposed to drive the elders and disabled around on medicare alone? Is aging in place supposed to mean mummification in the house? None of these candidates care about that. They leave the homeless without a home, the old and feeble stranded! What gives? No carlisle, No ben till they answer-hire a manger that manages disasters - that has to be kirk-keep him busy!
on May 23,2012 | 08:39PM
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