Just as Sen. Daniel Inouye felt Wednesday’s debate gave voters a clear reason to support fellow Democrat Barack Obama, Hawaii Republicans think the first debate helped their preferred candidate, Mitt Romney.
Late Thursday, Hawaii Republican Party Chair David Chang issued the following statement:
After much anticipation, the American people were finally given a chance to cut through the campaign rhetoric, and compare the two Presidential candidates side by side. It was clear from the beginning that Governor Romney is the most well-versed, experienced, and confident candidate to lead our country through these challenging times. Party aside, Democrats and Republicans alike admitted that Mitt Romney made a decisive case of why he should be the next President of the United States.”
For the past four years, Hawaii’s families have been struggling, making it obvious that we cannot continue down the same path we are on. HRP candidates, taking the lead from Governor Romney, are committing themselves to spending the Hawaii taxpayer’s precious tax dollars with care by reducing government spending, and promoting policies that will expand growth in the private sector. Over the next few weeks, Hawaii’s voters will have the opportunity to see and hear our candidates running for U.S. Senate, U. S. Congress, State House, State Senate and City Council on stage defending what they believe in. I encourage everyone to listen with open ears, this is the future of Hawaii and our country.
— Michael Levine