Most Important Election

We are going to win.  It is going to be close.  You shouldn’t need more encouragement. to donate or go directly to to make calls.

Aloha Friends, welcome back. There is always a lot to report, hence, this quick report before the election.

One week to goGet involved.  Some local candidates are working hard. Focus on the winnable races. That’s all. Obama is on the ticket, there are no guaranteed wins.

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We’re going to win.

Aloha Friends, welcome back. There is always a lot to report. Take some time with the information. I apologize for not making time to break this into two parts.

I write periodically to Republicans and conservatives, mostly in Hawaii. These reports augment what you should hear from the Republican Party. My perspective is that of conservative Republican, former State Party Chairman and Vice Chairman and member of the RNC, who campaigns here and on the mainland. I try to write ‘stuff’ you don’t have on your radar or don’t have time to research.  Nothing personal – perceived favorable or unfavorable – in my comments. I encourage discussion to increase conservative action in Hawaii. We won’t always agree but we should be informed. Let me know if you want to be removed and I will do my best to find and 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.

We Have a Month – B

Aloha Friends, welcome back. Friday’s ‘A’ report was mostly a meeting recap. There is more to report. Today’s ‘B’ report is about campaigns.

I write periodically to Republicans and conservatives. I try to write ‘stuff’ you don’t have on your radar or don’t have time to research. This isn’t personal though I understand it seems that way if people across the state are reading about you not doing your job.  Same applies for our great individuals and teams thankfully doing their jobs – it isn’t personal.  We won’t always agree but we should be informed and decide for ourselves. Conservatives need to know that they are not alone in Hawaii. I email rather than blog because this is a (quasi-) private discussion. Do not miss the point that for moderate Republican readers, reading that HRP lacks a conservative message may be good news.  Regardless, oft times, this is the only information.  My previous five reports are listed at the bottom.

[A story.  Broken news:  November 7, 2012.  After a month of early voting, culminating with yesterday’s election, President Obama narrowly won re-election with 272 electoral votes.  Obama’s success is attributed to a Republican ground game which saw individual states more worried about their own gains than the Presidential election.  Six battle ground states were lost by a total of 4800 votes, out of 137 million votes cast national-wide.  800 votes per state which could have been won had Fmr Governor Romney focused his effort towards the competitive states.  When Biden forgot to show up for the Vice Presidential debate fortunes should have turned but Republicans did not capitalize.  Romney-Hawaii used their resources for local efforts.  Their work and the effects of a terrible Hawaii cost of living were successful in reducing Obama’s 2008 record-winning margin.  The 33 point margin was still too much for Lingle to overcome.  Djou closed to within two points.  With no national shift away from Obama in the October polling or early voting exit polling, Hawaii Republican voters failed to vote early or show up on election day. It resulted in down-ticket Republican candidates losing across the state. With a few organized phone calls, the results could have been 318 Romney-Ryan electoral votes, a 51-49 Republican Senate majority and a 228-207 Republican majority in the House.  Confidence and resources would have flowed to Hawaii, boosting Djou over the top and pulling Lingle with him along with new Republican highs in the State Senate and House.  All for a few phone calls into targeted states.]  This fiction (?) makes me question what (or who) is keeping Romney-Hawaii from making swing state calls.  Want to venture a guess where Obama-Hawaii calls are going?

We Have a Month – A

Aloha Friends, welcome back. There is always a lot to report. Everything moves quickly this time of the cycle.  Today is an important recap of several HRP meetings, word may not have reached you.  Monday is about campaigns and there have been some HUGE changes in races and numbers and outlook.

Friday is 32 days until the General Election. Four weeks.  A lot to do.  Thirty-seven states have begun voting.  Hawaii absentee ballots go out in a week.  We have some local candidates working hard in their races.

Since returning from Tampa, I’ve spent time with several GREAT candidates and campaigns.  You are missing out if you don’t join these committed campaigners.  Please commit a day a week (there’s only four) or even two hours a day.  More is better, they can use the help.  I’ll bet, yes bet, that if all of you assist a campaign, more than 98% of you will be glad you did so.  There is something for everyone, regardless of talent, capabilities, age, sex, or any other excuse one may have.  There is more excitement and satisfaction in state house, council or state senate races.  Larger campaigns – HRP, US Senate – can also be fun.  Not all campaigns are going to win, not all should.  However, each working campaign is fun and the working candidates and their teams are great to be around. Have some fun.  Go campaign.