In the wake of the third presidential debate, the same political players in Hawaii are weighing in with the same partisan responses. Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye and Hawaii Republican Party Chair David Chang are those players.
Without further ado, here’s Inouye:
Tonight, President Obama demonstrated that he is worthy of serving as Commander in Chief of the armed forces of the United States. He was, without question, better versed in our foreign policy than his opponent. The President was clear on Iran, he was clear on Syria and he was clear on the Asia Pacific. The President is not just looking at this campaign, he’s considering the future of the country, 10, 20, 50 years from now. He knows that education is an integral and important part of national security. We must develop the skills necessary to keep America strong and safe. When I was in the Army, our weapons were a rifle and some hand grenades. Today, soldiers carry more than one hundred pounds of gear, including some of the most advanced weaponry and equipment in the world. You have to have people who can read, write and understand the emerging technologies that we are employing to protect our people and project American power. A stable and secure world will be maintained by an America led by President Barack Obama.
And here’s Chang, who included his thoughts on the Senate and Congress debates in the same press release:
After a marathon viewing of all three debates last night, it is clear that the Republican ticket for the upcoming election in the state of Hawaii is the epitome of measured and effective leadership.
Governor Romney, Governor Lingle and former Congressman Djou all gave outstanding performances. Each candidate exemplified true leadership. With succinct answers, deliberate delivery and clear policies and plans to keep America strong, Governor Romney, Governor Lingle, and Congressmen Djou are proven leaders with the will to help re-build America
With early and absentee voting already underway. it is imperative that we send sound and capable leaders to Washington DC. Governor Romney, Governor Lingle and Congressman Djou will bring the type leadership Hawaii and America need.
— Michael Levine