Obama for president - Editorials

Obama for president - Editorials

There are 149 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 20, 2008, titled Obama for president - Editorials. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

THROUGH a nearly two-year campaign, Barack Obama has confronted and overcome a mass of obstacles -- his relative youth, a slender political portfolio, an unusual name and life history, a cast outside the ...

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Mea

Honolulu, HI

#1 Oct 20, 2008
He voted for the bailout - so much for his "strength of character, cool intelligence and ability to reason".
There are other people running for president but I guess they don't have the corporate money/backing to get your attention.
Too bad.
It is indeed time for change, therefore, do not vote republican or democrat ever again.
Vietnam veteran

Ewa Beach, HI

#2 Oct 20, 2008
Well said.
Luis

Hoolehua, HI

#3 Oct 20, 2008
My plan for the next four years is to hold on tight until the storm pass. None of the candidates for president will do anything to save the economy. That is the congress and house job, but neither are capable of doing anything at this time. So help me God! Agree with Mea, find new party to give your vote. On this year elections, I don't see anyone qualify for the job this time. Sorry Dems and Reps. No one have it!
Kawika

Winnetka, IL

#4 Oct 20, 2008
Certainly, not surprising The Star-Bulletin is endorsing Obama... Curious, to see The New York Times of the Central Pacific, reference his "Strength Of Character" as the main reason... Seemingly, the Star-Bulletin is practicing the Mad Magazine school of editorial journalism, "What Me Worry?", sighting his character despite the affiliations with racists,(Reverend Wright), terrorits,(Ayers), and thugs,(Rezko). As a Chicago area resident, I can state with some clarity-none of those people are looked upon as "character affiliations" in our neck of the woods.

Obama, may be a gifted politician, and maybe even prove to be a successful Commander In Chief, but, sighting his character as lead factor in an endorsement, is a huge miss based on facts and associations...
Bob

AOL

#5 Oct 20, 2008
With ODAMA i fear our country will go down the tube and emerge as a socialist state.

Since: Aug 08

Honolulu, HI

#6 Oct 20, 2008
The fact that he's half-black means hope for minorities. It also means more control, more control for the ruling elite.

Obama could be asassinated to incite mass rioting, used as a tool to futrher the state of marshall law the U.S. is currently under.
JUSTICE

United States

#7 Oct 20, 2008
Just remember one thing for who ever get's in and what they promise,The President can veto thing's but Congress can also veto what the President want's as well!
Pau

Phoenix, AZ

#9 Oct 20, 2008
Luis wrote:
My plan for the next four years is to hold on tight until the storm pass. None of the candidates for president will do anything to save the economy. That is the congress and house job, but neither are capable of doing anything at this time. So help me God! Agree with Mea, find new party to give your vote. On this year elections, I don't see anyone qualify for the job this time. Sorry Dems and Reps. No one have it!
"Holding Off" for the next 4 years is something I heard being expressed some 2 years ago when the Dems took over congress. I think the GOP is going to retool the party, even if McCain wins. A candidate that was going to be relied upon was then Senator Allen from Virginia up until he got caught using a racial epithet. Not sure if time away will cure his ills but he sure was talked highly of in GOP circles prior to that incident.
Steve

United States

#11 Oct 20, 2008
You're wrong on all counts, Star. Obama emerged from under a Socialist rock, cheered on, pushed, shoved, dragged, and salivated over by a media which has betrayed it's own tenents and the people who have depended upon it for, as a minimum, truthful reporting of events, and at least a reasonable amount of reasoning and fairness in it's editorials. I daresay that if Corky Trinidad took his wares elsewhere, the Star-Bulleting would be about as entertaining as a soggy bedsheet.
Stupid Bulletin Editors

Honolulu, HI

#12 Oct 20, 2008
Wow, if I were Duane Kurisu, I would fire these editors.

Substance? What has Obama done, or led? He hides his law school and college transcripts. His LSAT score, etc.

Now the SB is in company with Louis Farrakhan, Qadafi, J. Wright, B. Ayres, etc., in endorsing Obaman.
Ex-Kamaaina

North Las Vegas, NV

#13 Oct 20, 2008
Ahhh, the place where Obama learned to inhale and sniff, and the State that was dead last (51 out of 51) in voter turnout with less than 50% in 2004 election.

With 100% Republican turnout, along with bradley and hillary effects, McCain may still have a shot. Still, does Hawaii really matter? Did it matter in any previous elections? Election would be long over before anyone in Hawaii cast their first ballot anyway. Relax and go to the beach, and just forget there even is an election.
Pineapple

Davenport, FL

#14 Oct 20, 2008
I cannot see OBama as President and his wife as first lady. I am a native of Hawaii, never heard of him. He was born and went to school there, and not long enough to be a "Braddah". To me he is an anichrist and the changes will do us harm. He has no experience in war of on the battlefield, he wants disarm the war bring them back to defend us, which is good, but what about the countries that we fought in, they will build defenses and come after us, just like they did at the World Trade Center. Congress makes the decisions no matter what President is in office, we ought to change Congress, they messed up long before Bush and will mess up again with our economy. They want their payroll first before anyone else get paid, especially pulling out our finances for war, they'll find a way to keep that money for themselves. I'm not O'Bama and probably not for McCain. I registered to vote long ago, and am still puzzled. They are too busy running each other down, digging up the past and at present the future don't look good either. O'Bama is a good talker, anything to convince you to vote for him, McCain has experience and getting too old and not in the greatest health. I don't like either of the VP's, Biden too busy knocking the Republicans and Palin a female. I want a strong leader but this makes it rough to vote for me.
Kimo

Kailua, HI

#15 Oct 20, 2008
Good endorsement!
Sad about Lingle. Lingle is away campaigning for the Campaign of Disgrace, while Hawaii economy drops off the cliff.
Exasperation

Hilo, HI

#17 Oct 20, 2008
The commie/terrorist is endorsed by the SB and Quadaffi...isn't that great!

If the commie/terrorist gets in, it will be interesting to see the SB go under after the crippling taxes put all its advertisers out of business.

Hope and pray for a McCain victory...I'll stomach the SB as long as taxes stay low!
exrebublican

Phoenix, AZ

#18 Oct 20, 2008
Luis wrote:
My plan for the next four years is to hold on tight until the storm pass. None of the candidates for president will do anything to save the economy. That is the congress and house job, but neither are capable of doing anything at this time. So help me God! Agree with Mea, find new party to give your vote. On this year elections, I don't see anyone qualify for the job this time. Sorry Dems and Reps. No one have it!
Do that and we all know, thats when disater will really strike. You all know that so why even say vote for a new party. Maybe you all can't see someone Hawaii born be Prez? The Bush wackers made America what it is today, Father and Son, Obama may have the ability to turn things around. Vote McCain and things will be the same/90% for Bush, watch out voters, stay away from McCain. I always been for Republican, not this term. I dont know what I was thinking.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#19 Oct 20, 2008
Obama is the only rational choice. McPain is a failed hack with a dishonest war record. Plain is a cartoon character. Both are reckless and dangerous.
nonsense

Phoenix, AZ

#20 Oct 20, 2008
Pineapple wrote:
I cannot see OBama as President and his wife as first lady. I am a native of Hawaii, never heard of him. He was born and went to school there, and not long enough to be a "Braddah". To me he is an anichrist and the changes will do us harm. He has no experience in war of on the battlefield, he wants disarm the war bring them back to defend us, which is good, but what about the countries that we fought in, they will build defenses and come after us, just like they did at the World Trade Center. Congress makes the decisions no matter what President is in office, we ought to change Congress, they messed up long before Bush and will mess up again with our economy. They want their payroll first before anyone else get paid, especially pulling out our finances for war, they'll find a way to keep that money for themselves. I'm not O'Bama and probably not for McCain. I registered to vote long ago, and am still puzzled. They are too busy running each other down, digging up the past and at present the future don't look good either. O'Bama is a good talker, anything to convince you to vote for him, McCain has experience and getting too old and not in the greatest health. I don't like either of the VP's, Biden too busy knocking the Republicans and Palin a female. I want a strong leader but this makes it rough to vote for me.
got to comment on this one. You say you're a native of Hawaii, and call your self Pineapple, when you're from Hawaii especially a Native, we never use the word Pineapple, or even eat it. Only visitors or people like Obama who was just born there and went to school and left. So I dont even think you have ties there yourself. America will take more than 20 years to rebuild its self. Even if Obama got in results will take more than his term. But if McCain gets in DISATER will strike. And Palin as VP, a woman belongs home with her family, her daughter is already sneaking out of the house, isnt she pregnant and only a teenager? Nice family values. And you dont like any of the VP's than buddy why dont you run, you seem like you know every solution. Go for it and see what people will say about you! Eh! by the way Pineapple is from Mexico or somewhere in South America. Ecuador or El Salvador.
Oct 20 polls

United States

#21 Oct 20, 2008
Good news for America and the world!

Monday, October 20

National CNN/Opinion Research Obama +5
National Rasmussen Reports Obama +4
National Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Obama +6
National Hotline/FD Obama +5
National Gallup (Traditional) Obama +5
National Gallup (Expanded) Obama +9
Ohio Suffolk Obama +9
Missouri Suffolk McCain +1
New Hampshire Concord Monitor Obama +7
Virginia Rasmussen Obama +10
National GWU/Battleground Obama +4

Vote for Obama on November 4.

Don't let the McCain/Palin thugs scare you away.
Bunda

Wahiawa, HI

#22 Oct 20, 2008
It will be a very sad day when Obama wins. He looks like a sneaky rat to me. Signing up voters that are either dead or don't exist. Shame on him.
alice

Honolulu, HI

#23 Oct 20, 2008
McPain is terrifying with his wild talk of nuclear war. He is an outrage. He is no hero...he bombed women and children in the immoral war against Vietnam. He is just a horror.

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