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U.S. Senate, mayoral races top November election

By Derrick DePledge

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LAST UPDATED: 04:15 a.m. HST, Oct 21, 2012


A once-in-a-generation open seat for U.S. Senate. A Honolulu mayor's race that could decide the fate of a $5.26 billion rail project. A rematch for Congress in urban Honolulu. A favorite son who wants another four years in the White House.

HOW AND WHERE TO VOTE

Hawaii's 2012 general election will be Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls will open at 7 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Anyone in line at 6 p.m. will be allowed to vote. The Office of Elections urges people to vote during off-peak hours, 9:30-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. There will be mail-in balloting in small precincts this year.

» General voting information

» List of polling locations by district

VOTERS' GUIDE: CANDIDATES, AMENDMENTS, MORE

» A list of all Hawaii candidates, including Q&As on top issues and proposed charter amendments

» More elections coverage

 

Voters will have important choices in the November election.

U.S. Rep. Mazie Hirono, a Democrat, and former Gov. Linda Lingle, a Republican, are vying to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Hawaii. The campaign is the first open Senate seat in Hawaii since U.S. Sen. Hiram Fong, R-Hawaii, chose to retire instead of run for re-election in 1976.

Hirono, a liberal, has said that she would better reflect Hawaii values. She would raise the tax burden on the wealthy, protect Social Security and Medicare, and preserve the federal health care reform law. Lingle, a moderate, has said she would take a bipartisan approach to leadership. She opposes higher taxes on the wealthy, would make adjustments to Social Security and Medicare to extend the life of the entitlement programs, and repeal the health care reform law unless significant changes are made.

Former Gov. Ben Cayetano and former acting Mayor and city Managing Director Kirk Caldwell are in a run-off for Honolulu mayor. Cayetano has promised to stop the rail project if elected. He would instead pursue a bus-rapid transit plan to help address traffic congestion. Caldwell supports the rail project with modifications to station locations, architecture and visual impact.

Rail construction has been halted after the state Supreme Court ruled that an archaeological survey to map ancestral remains needed to be done on the entire 20-mile route, not in phases. The Federal Transit Administration is awaiting the election results before announcing whether the city will receive $1.55 billion in federal money for the project.

U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, and former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou, a Republican, are set for a rematch in urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District, the third time they have faced each other in 21⁄2 years.

Hawaii-born President Barack Obama is up for re-election against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Obama swept the islands with 72 percent of the vote in 2008, the highest of any state and second only to the District of Columbia.

In Hawaii County, Mayor Billy Kenoi is in a run-off against former Mayor Harry Kim, his former boss.

State House and Senate campaigns will determine the degree of one-party control at the state Legislature: Democrats have a 43-to-8 majority in the House and a 24-to-1 majority in the Senate.






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ukuleleblue wrote:
Rail is for positive forward thinkers who want a better quality of life for our future. This means a better economy for the livelihoods of our children and grandchildren. If rail is killed, all we have is the status quo where only rich people will be able to afford to live here. Rail will provide a better transportation alternative for the masses than being stuck in choked traffic. If you are an average local, rail will benefit you greatly. Support rail as you did when you last voted for rail.
on October 21,2012 | 03:53AM
MalamaKaAina wrote:
I VOTED FOR BEN!
on October 21,2012 | 04:17AM
MalamaKaAina wrote:
IN BEN WE TRUST!
on October 21,2012 | 04:19AM
mellishi wrote:
GO BEN GO!
on October 21,2012 | 05:11AM
wondermn1 wrote:
Go Ben Go
on October 22,2012 | 08:30AM
Giligan wrote:
Go Ben Go! Run over the unions.
on October 23,2012 | 05:55AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
BEN!
on October 23,2012 | 07:16AM
allie wrote:
Ben wins in a landslide as Mufi hides out in his basement
on October 21,2012 | 03:06PM
Grimbold wrote:
Allie I hope so. I even gave $300 To Ben's campaign. It is a good investment, because if he looses our property tax would go up tlike hell . We have 3 votes in our family and mailed our ballots: All 3 for Ben!
on October 21,2012 | 05:37PM
Venus1 wrote:
Notice the cars backing into parking places!! Very island!!! The thinking every where is Go Back!!! Good luck!!!
on October 22,2012 | 04:58AM
wondermn1 wrote:
Go Lingle Go, Go Ben Go, Go Tom Berg Go, Go Djou Go and of course Go Romney Go . America needs its pride back and personal responsability is the beginning. We need to get a gerip on our run away finances and the last people tto do that is Lasy Mazie and crooked Caldwell. Obamma is driving us towards becoming a socialistic society controlled by government entitlements that take away the pride of being American. Go Ben Go
on October 22,2012 | 08:25AM
Giligan wrote:
Vote!
on October 23,2012 | 06:02AM
NITRO08 wrote:
YOU WON'T BE SAYING THAT WHEN YOU RETIRE!
on October 23,2012 | 07:18AM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
I AM RETIRED!!! GOOOOOO BEN!!!!!
on October 23,2012 | 07:24AM
aomohoa wrote:
I'm retired too. GO BEN!!!
on October 23,2012 | 05:16PM
aomohoa wrote:
Are you sure you are not me wondermn1? I could make the exact same comment:)
on October 23,2012 | 05:15PM
kahuku01 wrote:
Uku, You're full of bull manure! Your blog is just a bunch of words that really don't amount to anything and have no factual data as far as "a better quality of life for our future, better economy for the livelihoods of our children and grandchildren and where only rich people will be able to afford to live here if rail is killed. For decades the average locals have been able to afford to live here without rail and how will 90% of the population on Oahu benefit greatly if rail becomes operational? People don't have to be rich to be able to afford to live here and rail won't have an impact on that. You have no proof that there was a "yes or no" vote for rail but a vote for "steel on steel" rail. And once again, your repeated paste-ups are a bunch of bull and constantly meaningless. You don't have what it takes for people to believe in you.
on October 21,2012 | 06:47AM
boshio wrote:
Hey, can anyone that "IS FOR" uncle Ben and his busses tell us what would happen to the .05% GET surcharge that was to help pay for rail, if the project is killed???? Can they now say that it will go for something else???? Would we be able to apply for a refund of the surcharge???? Go ask BEN and his consultants.
on October 21,2012 | 07:26AM
lynnh wrote:
I say it should. Put it to a vote and let the people decide.
on October 21,2012 | 11:08AM
wondermn1 wrote:
The surcharge should remain and be used to improve the infrastructure as well as to impliment the FAST program that Ben will implement to improve the traffic & mobiloity for the majority of the people on this island rather than a small % as would be helped by the RUSTING RAIL PROJECT AND THE HART THIEVES
on October 22,2012 | 08:32AM
NITRO08 wrote:
IT DON'T WORK THAT WAY!
on October 23,2012 | 07:19AM
ukuleleblue wrote:
There are a lot of average locals who are struggling to own a house on Oahu. The only areas they can afford are on the west side and they are working two to three jobs to pay the mortgage. Because the affordable housing is far from downtown, they also have to suffer long commutes in congested traffic which diminishes their quality of life. Rail will provide jobs for more locals to own homes and also make the commute easier. Rail will take some cars off the road and people can ride the train if they don’t want to drive. The cost of the rail project has been structured such that our community can afford it. The feds are subsidizing $1.5 billion. Rail and transit oriented development will boost our economy so more people will have work. Why should locals be deprived of having a better life? We are afraid that rich people, especially foreigners will squeeze us out. When housing is unaffordable, only rich people can live here. Rail will help the local people stay here and have a better life in the best place in the world.
on October 21,2012 | 09:26AM
false wrote:
Taxes will have to go up to finance rail. Water/sewage rates are already on the way up. The rail will actually result in rich people living in Hawaii because noone will be able to afford all the tax/fee increases except the rich.
on October 21,2012 | 09:35AM
ukuleleblue wrote:
Taxes are necessary for government services. Legislation is needed so that more income tax credits can be given to average people to offset tax increases. But the most important thing is to provide jobs for average locals so that they can afford to live here. If you don't have a job it doesn't matter how high the taxes are. You get get squeezed out to the mainland.
on October 21,2012 | 09:48AM
lynnh wrote:
"income tax credits can be given to average people to offset tax increases". How about stop raising taxes so credits are not needed, stop wasting tax money and spend less than what comes in (opposite of any liberal thinking), spend tax money where it needs to be spent, stop building small cities in areas with already high traffic (democrats catering to developers), etc... Where do you think all the problems in this state come from? Only one party has dominated the government since statehood with a super majority. Yet, stupid #$% voters, like you, keep voting them in. As long as they are in power, you and you kids and their kids will never be able to afford to stay in Hawaii!
on October 21,2012 | 11:18AM
AKULEMAN wrote:
Raising Taxes is not feasible to subsidize the rail expenses the benefit small areas of the island of Oahu.
on October 21,2012 | 05:04PM
Grimbold wrote:
Uku: The more jobs - and they are only temporary- are created the more people from outside move here. We have been creating "more jobs" for decades, and Hawaii absorbs outsiders like a sponge . And the more Taxes are imposed, the more bigger the government wastes them !
on October 21,2012 | 05:44PM
al_kiqaeda wrote:
Ditto Grimbold! Job /jäb/ noun: A paid position of regular employment. The only people in construction who have jobs are the admistrators and the bosses. The workers are temporarily employed in "work projects." The people of Hawaii need industries that create JOBS The Democratic Party is focused on hand-to-mouth thinking.
on October 23,2012 | 07:23AM
Ronin006 wrote:
Taxes for Dummies. Tax credits = WELFARE. If you are going to give tax credits to offset tax increases, why increase taxes. Uke makes no sense.
on October 21,2012 | 07:59PM
Venus1 wrote:
You 'think too much' where did you go to school?
on October 22,2012 | 05:00AM
AKULEMAN wrote:
At the Amazon jungle of South America using seeds for taxing the aborigines.
on October 22,2012 | 10:17AM
aomohoa wrote:
You Democrats just want to always give away hard working peoples money!
on October 22,2012 | 11:24AM
false wrote:
I thought rail was for transportation or was it jobs or was it for our children and grandchildren, etc?
on October 22,2012 | 12:50PM
aomohoa wrote:
No one needs to read your comments UKU. We have read them before. Cut and Paste is all you've got!
on October 23,2012 | 05:17PM
NITRO08 wrote:
FALSE BEN WANTS BRT WITH NO ROADS TO ACCOMMODATE IT. OLD IDEA BY AN OLD MAN ALSO A BULLY AND A CROOK! A LOTTERY COULD ALSO HELP TO PAY FOR SEWERS, SCHOOLS AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURES NOT ONLY TAXES! THERE IS A LOT OF ILLEGAL GAMBLING ON OAHU BUT PEOPLE AND POLITICIAN KEEP DENYING IT!
on October 21,2012 | 10:20AM
Kuniarr wrote:
NITRO08, with Ben there will be NO MORE SITTING FOR HOURS IN TRAFFIC ON H1.
on October 22,2012 | 09:19AM
Poidogs wrote:
Yeah, you just have to sit hours in traffic on clogged city streets instead.
on October 22,2012 | 10:39AM
Kuniarr wrote:
Name one "clooged" road.
on October 22,2012 | 11:29AM
false wrote:
Hey Kirk, pass the bong!
on October 22,2012 | 12:50PM
lynnh wrote:
Ok PRP, go advertise on your own Website!
on October 21,2012 | 11:09AM
false wrote:
Yeah, Poidogs do you plan to ride the rail???? Really?????
on October 22,2012 | 12:51PM
star08 wrote:
Blu, your focus on local residents is helpful b/c we, locals, are being railroaded off the island due to increases in food and shelter. Off you go, find a cheaper living place. Or, wallow in poverty in expensive resort crazy Hawaii. The rail won't preserve our islands values or places for us. TOD is a rich man's dream. Condo's and cafe's and shops for consumption scattered along the route. Paving over farmland and building out from the backbone. Can you say metropolis, everything consumed. Urban blight! So, while I appreciate your concern, the two pieces of your argument do not stick together. You are eloquent about local concerns and perhaps that is where you should continue to place your passion. Your logic about the rail though is faulty, if not deliberately misleading. Everyone sees it.
on October 21,2012 | 12:47PM
allie wrote:
We all prefer the east side hon
on October 21,2012 | 03:07PM
Venus1 wrote:
Are you aware that 'hon' is a put down??? Is that intential?
on October 22,2012 | 05:01AM
aomohoa wrote:
It's intentional. I have suggested that she not say that many times. She thinks she is superior because she is a Mandan from North Dakota. She is getting a free ride at UH Manoa.
on October 22,2012 | 11:28AM
aomohoa wrote:
Allie we are all sick of you saying "hon." You are so condescending and obnoxious! By the way, as I said before, I live on the Westside. You are constantly insulting us.
on October 22,2012 | 11:26AM
Grimbold wrote:
ukuleleblue wrote: "There are a lot of average locals who are struggling to own a house on Oahu". UKU,You know why? Overpopulation by rampant immigration heated up the demand for housing over the last 30 years and causes the insane home prices!
on October 21,2012 | 05:41PM
false wrote:
false3. Not by immigrants but by rich mainland transplants.
on October 23,2012 | 09:00AM
Venus1 wrote:
Yes!!
on October 22,2012 | 04:59AM
Kalli wrote:
for those of us who actually live leeward unlike you we want to drive our cars like your rich friends in kailua and hawaii kai. do you think its fair because we are poor to force us to ride in cattle cars while you drive your bmw and mercedes.
on October 22,2012 | 08:11AM
aomohoa wrote:
UKU, OD and Wiliki don't care about us Kalli. They just care about the money rail brings to certain individuals. It's all about money!
on October 22,2012 | 11:30AM
wondermn1 wrote:
The RAIL WILL NOT I repeat WILL NOT help those in Kapolei all the way to Makaha as it stops short of kapolei and has no parking for cars so what we gonna do walk and jog to the RAIL (DUH) Same with Kailua, Kaneohe, Waimanalo, Hawaii kai, Millilani, Noprth Shore or any place that is not within 1/2 mile of the Stupid RAIL ROUTE. STOP THIS BOONDOGGLE NOW AND VOTE FOR BEN, BERG, LINGLE, DJOU AND ROMNEY
on October 22,2012 | 08:37AM
Kuniarr wrote:
ukuleleblue, Why should they "ride the train" when under F.A.S.T. there will be NO MORE SITTING FOR HOURS IN TRAFFIC?
on October 22,2012 | 09:16AM
false wrote:
You don't know anything.
on October 22,2012 | 12:48PM
Giligan wrote:
Rail Station 1 is in the middle of North South Road, nothing there except the Kroc center, if does not go all the way to Second City Kapolei, where the government and private bulidings are located. And it ends at Ala Moana Shopping Center, good if you are a shopper, or eat at Shirokiya.
on October 23,2012 | 06:01AM
allie wrote:
uku is a well paid blogger
on October 21,2012 | 03:06PM
kennie1933 wrote:
Well paid by PRP! Uku IS PRP!
on October 23,2012 | 08:18AM
aomohoa wrote:
You are a Hippocrate and a liar UKU. You are one of the people making the big bucks. You don't care about the people here. You'll be out of here when the ugly noisy rail is built. That's is why it must be stopped. The people must know by now the corruption that surrounds this rail and the reason it was shoved through before it should have been. You and people like you are the problem!
on October 21,2012 | 10:13AM
allie wrote:
yup
on October 21,2012 | 03:07PM
lynnh wrote:
Shut your trap!
on October 21,2012 | 11:06AM
AKULEMAN wrote:
Ukuleleblue - The Rail is not for positive thinkers; the rail is for abrupt decision makers that do not plan the project well, for example, the halting of the project by the Supreme Court due to incomplete survey which is costing additional taxpayers money to be spent. Project that is not planned correctly that leads to a very costly delay is a project prone to big time failure as defined by the discipline of sound project management.
on October 21,2012 | 04:31PM
Venus1 wrote:
The thinking on this island is ' put it in reverse'!!! Forward is too scary!!
on October 22,2012 | 04:54AM
AKULEMAN wrote:
Moving forward is not too scary if done correctly and not to costly for the taxpayers to carry the burden of paying taxes to maintain the rail project which is in the grinding halt stage now due to the poor planning.
on October 22,2012 | 10:22AM
Kuniarr wrote:
With F.A.S.T. you do not have to leave your car behind and take the train because there will be NO MORE SITTING FOR HOURS IN TRAFFIC ON H1.
on October 22,2012 | 09:09AM
AhiPoke wrote:
"If rail is killed, all we have is the status quo where only rich people will be able to afford to live here." If rail continues what is already tax hell will get worse and the rich will move. I'm better off than most, certainly not "rich", and I believe rail will be another unsustainable government project. I can't understand how you tie rail to benefiting the average local as most will not live near a rail stop. Like all other government projects it'll be poorly operated and large amounts of money will be wasted due to political corruption and ridiculous union contracts. The annual deficits will bankrupt our city. I'm voting for Ben.
on October 22,2012 | 10:12AM
false wrote:
THIs is so B.S.
on October 22,2012 | 12:46PM
aomohoa wrote:
You don't care about us UKU. Go back where you came from!
on October 21,2012 | 10:15AM
CLSKWOCK wrote:
CHU LAN SHUBERT-KWOCK is running for City Council District 6. She has been a Downtown/Chinatown advocate for a better Community for over 25 years - a business owner for over 30 years. She will bring a fresh approach and business experience to City issues and will be able to find new solutions and approach her job like a business, understanding more needs to be done for small business owners and lesser the burden of Government on tax payers.. She is not a career politican but a life long caring, compassionate and a concerned community leader willing to put in the time and energy for her community. Her experience with the State of Hawaii Small Business Regulatory Review Board and Honolulu Liquor Commissioner for 9 years give her a unique experience dealing with business and community issues and how to work out solutions benefiting the most people.Check her out at Google for her website: chulanshubertkwock.com. Mahalo!
on October 21,2012 | 03:31PM
false wrote:
Does she support rail?
on October 22,2012 | 12:55PM
mililanihi wrote:
If rail is killed, we will still be able to live here. If it's built, then it will be more difficult to live here. Taxes will go higher, other services will be decreased to make up for the shortfall of this obsolete rail project that was doomed from the get go. Like we've been saying over an over an over. - It will not make a difference in traffic, costs too much, routes cannot be modified to adjust for traffic changes, and will forever drain our tax dollars to maintain..Once built, it cannot be moved and will forever ruin our waterfront harbor views. Having this steel on steel rumbling past homes, businesses and condos is not a better quality of life. You'd be insane to invest in a property close to this monstrosity of noise, crime and for sure graffiti. Ukus and Coldwell- Cold and true typical sales pitch drama.
on October 21,2012 | 04:41PM
Spikette wrote:
On the absentee ballot, every race list the candidates alphabetically by last name except the presidential race, what is the reason? Just curious at this oddity.
on October 21,2012 | 07:05PM
ejkorvette wrote:
yesah, the SA has banned me from writing comments. Such a professional establishment. Small town, small minded. I'm not surprised.
on October 22,2012 | 03:52AM
ejkorvette wrote:
Either candidate will give Hawaii another 1-2 terms of INCOMPETENTCY, DECEPTION, INEPTNESS, LYING, CHEATING, BELOW MEDIOCRACY, INCOMPETENCE, and more INCOMPETENCE!!! LUCKY YOU LIVE HAWAII!!!! YIPPEEE, YAH? YAH? If this is the best that Hawaii has, SHEEEEESH, This State should move to Asia.
on October 22,2012 | 04:15AM
ejkorvette wrote:
NO Candidates of HAWAIIAN DESCENT? I refuse to believe that outsiders have a clue as what is best for Hawaii. Chinese? No. Japanese? NO. CAUCASIAN? HECK NO! Pilipino? LET'S BE SERIOUS, OH HEL NO! KOREAN? Really?
on October 22,2012 | 04:18AM
akuman808 wrote:
I can understand Senator Inouye gong after Lingle for linking them in her campaign ad, but for the senior senator being silent about the smear ad by PRP, and allowing them to use his image and words to smear Cayetano, he lost my respect & he revealed that when it cmes to "his" signature rail project he will be complicit to try and destroy those who oppose. Under his leadership he keeps trying to pick winners and losers in his own party. I voted for Ben & against whoever Inouye endorsed. 2012 is the year of change, change the Inouye flunkies!
on October 22,2012 | 05:59AM
livealoha wrote:
Well said! Many agree with your statement, even older people who used to listen to anything the Sen. Senator said. Lingle and Cayetano have my votes!
on October 22,2012 | 08:32AM
NITRO08 wrote:
WHAT DID BEN AND LINGLE DO FOR HAWAII NOTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY IS HE BEING SILENT CAUSE BEN IS WRONG AGAIN!!!!!!
on October 22,2012 | 10:18AM
aomohoa wrote:
NITRO08 you should like you're going to explode. Be careful you're going to stroke out. You are a Democrat and enjoy giving my tax money away. Lingle and Ben have tried to save money for important things that Hawaii need. By the way, LIngle made intelligent comments in the debate tonight and Mazie sounded like an Obama clone. She has accomplished nothing.
on October 22,2012 | 09:29PM
McCully wrote:
I wonder if UKU is PRP.
on October 22,2012 | 07:07AM
aomohoa wrote:
www.hawaiireporter.com/its-official-daniel-grabauskas... Dan is UKU! Paid an outrageous amount of money after being fired on Boston!
on October 22,2012 | 11:34AM
false wrote:
NO Uku is POS.
on October 22,2012 | 12:58PM
Kuniarr wrote:
Vote Cayeytano for NO MORE SITTING FOR HOURS IN TRAFFIC. Vote Caldwell if you have to get out of your car because of traffic congestion and take the train to worl
on October 22,2012 | 09:07AM
rhs763 wrote:
Not much choice here - a lying Republican or a do-nothing Democrat. Need to be careful to select the one that will cause the lease amount of pain for Hawaii.
on October 22,2012 | 09:47AM
AKULEMAN wrote:
Vote Green Party.
on October 22,2012 | 10:25AM
aomohoa wrote:
Oh, the Democrats will do something. Raise taxes!
on October 22,2012 | 11:36AM
false wrote:
Like Lingle says in her commercial she cares about the people of Hawaii. She cared) so much that she furloughed school, cut mental health services, cut services to the needy, cut funding to the needy and elderly and disable, it goes on and on. But we all must remember she cares about the people of Hawaii. Please "REMEMBER" her on election day. Let's show her how much we care about her and help her into retirement!!!! Aloha LInda, you will never and I mean never hold public office in the state of Hawaii again.
on October 22,2012 | 10:40AM
aomohoa wrote:
She had to do this because teachers did want to give up anything, like many of the unions here. Someone had to try to balance the budget.
on October 22,2012 | 11:37AM
kennie1933 wrote:
You know at this point, I'll just be happy on November 7 when all the ads, signs, sign-waving, and everything else campaign related are pau.
on October 22,2012 | 12:11PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Let's be clear. All the PRP millions spent on behalf of Kirk Caldwell do not come free. There are strings attached. I know that; you know that. So what will the PRP want for all that money? Rail deals, of course, but once the hooks are in, what else?

Do you want the PRP to be calling the shots at Honolulu Hale? That is the really the question this election. Kirk=PRP.


on October 22,2012 | 12:24PM
AKULEMAN wrote:
Mufi=Kirk=PRP. Uncle Ben is the man who is X=X, that is, Ben is a feisty, strong candidate that will clean the Honolulu Hale.
on October 22,2012 | 12:40PM
false wrote:
Mufi=Kirk=PRP =POS
on October 22,2012 | 01:00PM
AKULEMAN wrote:
POS=?
on October 22,2012 | 02:09PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
Piece of ....well, let's say "Special Goodness"
on October 22,2012 | 06:59PM
aomohoa wrote:
Yeah, what is POS?
on October 22,2012 | 09:31PM
Papakolea wrote:
Mazie would be well-advised to cancel her appearance at the final debate. Whenever she shows up, she demonstrates the shallowness of her understanding. She keeps saying raise the taxes on the rich to protect entitlement programs. Numerous economists have already shown that raising the taxes on the rich will NOT bring in enough money to take care of the debt and maintain entitlements. But she keeps parroting the party's sound bite.
on October 22,2012 | 02:00PM
HawaiiMillers wrote:
Lingle, composed, on point, focused. Intelligent answers (yes she actually answered the questions). Looking toward the future and willing to work hard to represent Hawaii. Hirono, angry, petulant, rambling responses (not answers). Her attempts to use Republican in every sentence was sad. Living in the past. Does she know what year this is?
on October 22,2012 | 08:14PM
aomohoa wrote:
I could not have said it better HawaiiMillers:)
on October 22,2012 | 09:33PM
NITRO08 wrote:
A VOTE FOR LINGLE IS A VOTE FOR MITTENS, A VOTE FOR MITTENS IS A VOTE FOR BUSH SAME SAME ALL IDIOTS! MITTENS WHAT'S TO SPEND MORE FOR HIS RICH BUDDY'S DEFENSE CONTRACTORS NOT ACTUALLY BUILDING THE MILITARY! THEY ALL WHAT TO GET RID OF MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY CHANGE TO VOUCHER AND PRIVATIZE. I WONDER IF ALL OF YOU REPUB'S REALLY KNOW THE PEOPLE THEY ARE VOTING FOR SURE DON'T SOUND LIKE IT!
on October 23,2012 | 07:26AM
HD36 wrote:
Every 4-6 years since our Republic began we've had a recession. No matter who's elected, we're going to have a really bad one in 2013 and 2014. The only difference the politicians make, is depending on who gets elected, their friends will get alot of money. Most people will be worse off. The US is the largest debtor nation in the history of the world. I haven't heard one thing from any politician, except Ron Paul, that would make a dent. There can't be any significant recovery withour reducing this debt.
on October 23,2012 | 08:12AM
The_Dean wrote:
We can't afford big costly projects that wish for success. Basic services is all we can afford. Support small business
on October 23,2012 | 03:30PM
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