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Mufi Hannemann, Neil Abercrombie Endorsements – Who Really Cares? I Don’t, Neither Should You!

For the last two months I have been hearing about endorsements of Mufi Hannemann, Neil Abercrombie and all the other candidates.  All kinds of unions, media companies, fellow politicians, athletes, business men and women, law firms and even gas station attendants.  To me, public endorsements are like sign waving and TV spots – just a re-marketing job.  It plays into the notion that the public at-large is so numb to what’s going on in their own state, politicians seem to think that endorsements help people make up their minds.  Hmmm, kind of like the Island Values Dennis Arikaka spin.  

Hawaii political endorsements, sign waving, TV and radio commercials are at the point of diminished returns.  When media groups like KHON2, StarAdvertiser and other media groups endorse politicians I have a real hard time believing that their news is fair and balanced.  But I guess that’s nothing new, right.  Can we say CNN vs. FOX.  I guess the real winners of endorsements are the media outlets because every time a candidate get’s endorsed, they cut a new commercial and spend more money buying air telling us about it.  

I guess endorsements speak to people who just wont or don’t do their homework.  People who just pick and choose their leaders based on traditional media and spin, sign waving and………endorsements.  Do your homework, please.  

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Mufi Hannemann, Neil Abercrombie, Duke Aiona and “Mr. Sun Cho Lee” Music Video Mashup:)

All I have to say about this is watch the video.  It doesn’t seem to be a direct hit on any of the candidates but more like a wake up call to voters.  I have to admit that I didn’t know who 1/3 of these people were.  Some funny stats that are questionable but at least it makes you think.

Using Keola Beamer song “Mr. Sun Cho Lee” put’s it over the top especially the last few lines of the song.  Though the classic song might have a spin on race and ethnicity, it’s tastefully done and in this case, adds a sence of humor to a serious time in Hawaii’s politics.

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