Obama Aloha

November 1st, 2010

With Election Day less that 24 hours away, President Barack Obama is making last-minute campaign stops on the mainland as well as radio and conference calls to get out any and all Democrats who have not yet voted.

That effort reached Hawaii today with a “tele-town hall” organized by the Democratic Party of Hawaii.

Organizers said about 20,000 supporters were invited to listen in on a conference call which also included short pitches from U.S. Sen. Dan Inouye, congressional candidate Colleen Hanabusa and gubernatorial candidate Neil Abercrombie.

The conference call began around 2:20 p.m. (8:20 p.m. in Washington, D.C.) and lasted about 20 minutes, with Obama joining in for the final 5:15, which can be heard in this audio clip:

Hanabusa is running to try and unseat U.S. Rep. Charles Djou. Abercrombie is facing Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona for the governor’s seat.

4 Responses to “Obama Aloha”

  1. Michael:

    President Obama with all the Kings Men cannot put Hannbusa together again.

  2. Yoshi1940:

    Not so sure about that. Djou is behind. After being dismissive of Aiona then Lingle in the televised debates, GOP does not seem so embracing of Djou. Did you get that beleaguered robo-call from Djou’s wife? She sounded very stressed, like Gail Hannemann.

  3. Meg:

    The President is wasting time doling out his “kiss of death” endorsements to Dem candidates…he should be concentrating his efforts on oh, I don’t know, improving the US economy and all of those other big promises he made to get elected!

  4. Paul:

    I think Hawaii’s voters made some good choices in the primary and I think they’ll do so again today. We learned from the primary that endorsements from unions, politicians and the Star-Advertiser didn’t mean much. And the polls were way off. I’m looking for Aiona-Finnegan, Djou and an appointed BOE to win.

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