Game On, Part 1b

Aloha friends and readers,

This is the second part of this week’s email about Hawaii politics and policy.

Hot Primary races. H9 Keith-Agaran-Ponanilla on Maui, S11 Taniguichi-Fukunaga and S25 Ryan-Thielen on Oahu, and Kenoi-Kim (mayor) along with several Senate races on the Big Island. HNL Council – Berg is an eccentric conservative Republican, Pine is an untrustworthy liberal Republican. H47 Riviere-Fale Republican Primary on Oahu should determine the General election winner.

S-A Endorsements, sort of. Endorsement by the liberal S-A isn’t what it used to be when people read newspapers but this year the board appears confused between telling who they endorse versus who they think will win.

Please commit to the Party, or move aside. Two HRP county chairs (Kauai-Georgi, Hawaii-Smith) are running for office and their district chairs are asking for someone to take charge of the county effort. Campaigning for office and mobilizing a county each SHOULD warrant complete attention. There is a lot more at stake than just “I, I and I.” Coordinated Campaign vice chair Fukumoto, for “crying” out loud, is running for office. The state chair is mostly on personal time. County chairs haven’t been seen or heard.  We should have more than fluff communications, we have a volunteer communications vice chair and a volunteer communications director.  One district chair is running for state senate. We’re not seeing anything from the coalitions vice chair. We don’t see meeting minutes from the Secretary or receive meeting (or non-meeting) info. The quarterly State Cmte meeting was canceled (or postponed, the email said both), one reason being “there are a number [of candidates] that serve on the committee.” Party leaders need to step up.

Game On, Part Ia

Aloha friends and readers,

Welcome back.  There is a lot in this two-part report.  This week,  political and politics, 1a for today and 1b for tomorrow. Next week, money!

I write periodically to Republicans and conservatives, mostly in Hawaii.  My first report came when there were more than 600 days remaining to the Presidential election, now 100.  I often include a review because there are a lot of new readers.  These reports augment what you hear from the Republican Party because they don’t cover everything.  I try to write ‘stuff’ that you don’t have on your radar or don’t have time to research.  I encourage discussion and debate to foster conservative action in Hawaii.  We won’t always agree but we should be informed and decide for ourselves. Let me know if you want to be removed and I will do my best to delete your email address. Similarly, please feel free to forward this report to other conservatives and they can write to get on the list. Conservatives need to know that they are not alone in Hawaii.

I email rather than blog because this is a (quasi-)private discussion.  Like the dozen daily national updates we get each day, these reports are long because there is something for every reader. The usual format is to write about issues and activities involving our cause in Hawaii.  When I attend the RNC meetings or a Conference, I report chronologically.  My previous five reports are listed at the bottom.

USA!  It is so nice to NOT have the Olympics overlap the National Convention.  Go USA!