With the 2022 election, the generational ratio of leaders in Hawai‘i changed, dropping the sole millennial and putting the majority of power in the hands of the X-Generation.
In other words, for the first time in a long time, O‘ahu might experience something akin to bipartisanship, or at least a healthier debate on issues, going forward
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Schatz has put up commercials since the primary, unusual one could say since his competition in the primary was paltry in the primary, and is the same in the general.
Even with so few debates between the two candidates (and in the case of the KHON debate, a discussion with the running mates for each ticket), there are several observations that this pundit can make on the results. Allow this humble blogger to provide those for your review.
So, one way or the other, depending on who is elected, we will have [a Hawaii] Lt. Governor a person from the X-Generation, and, potentially both Governor/Lt. Governor also.
That player turned out to be members and “friends of” committees of several Hawaii state legislators currently in office. Their ability to “hui up” (come together in Hawaiian pidgin) and provide a healthy number of financial resources to Sylvia Luke raised the eyebrow of at least this humble blogger.
So isn’t it fair to ask, now, for the full story on why these candidates do what they did in their professional careers? And not leave the voter wondering why there is this weird plot hole when running for such a high-level seat in the State of Hawaii?
[I]ts clear to this humble blogger that, while Green has tried to win voters with an idea that sounds good to those who care, the woeful lack of understanding of the laws that regulate this, and even knowing what Hawaii is, could be notes of concern as voters check their boxes on their ballots.
So each is spending on the things they need to to look alive and serious about this campaign. And looking alive and serious, as a Republican running for anything, already helps re-write one of the many detrimental perceptions that Republicans have, in Hawaii, in running for any office.