By Steve Offenbaker
With a little time on my hands before we get returns I decided to putÂ my completely unscientific election projections down in writing.
Nationally the GOP is going to take the house and end the reign ofÂ Speaker Pelosi. On the Senate side, I think the Democrats will keep aÂ slim majority but Harry Reid will lose in Nevada, should this be theÂ case I wonder is the senate president pro temp Dan Inouye will be inÂ line for majority leader?
The result of this election will be governmental gridlock as the HouseÂ won’t be able to get much done with the house being GOP and the SenateÂ being controlled by the dems. It will be 2012 before the mess getsÂ sorted out.
In Hawaii, the race for the states chief executive is very close andÂ very interesting. I’ll be the first to admit I’m biased in this race,Â not to party but to the people. Duke Aiona is a good man. He is not aÂ politician but a committed servant to the public, serving as aÂ prosecutor, a judge, a drug court judge (in fact he was the firstÂ one), and then as LG. He is the only candidate in the race with anyÂ executive experience. I think he is best equipped to lead us as weÂ work to improve the economy in Hawaii. Lynn Finnegan is a superstar inÂ my mind. Read more