October 26, 2004


Rarity: Presidential Campaigns Send Ads To Hawaii (The Hawaii Channel, October 25, 2004)

With the presidential campaign virtually tied in Hawaii, Democrats and Republicans have started to buy television-advertising time in the islands. It's a significant move, since presidential campaigns usually do not normally spend advertising money in Hawaii.

Posted by Orrin Judd at October 26, 2004 12:00 AM

Hard not to see who has the momentum at this point.

My worry is still about massive Democratic fraud, somewhat alleviated by the thought that it'll be hard or impossible for it to go totally undetected and/or ignored, given the internet and Fox News.

Posted by: PapayaSF at October 26, 2004 1:46 AM

The fun thing about Hawaii being in play is the time zone factor.

Posted by: Lou Gots at October 26, 2004 4:59 AM

Any money the Dems have to spend in Hawaii is money they aren't spending in Ohio, Pa, Michigan etc.

Posted by: Bart at October 26, 2004 6:54 AM

I still think this is shibai -- Hawaiian pidgen for moonshine, though not as polite.

Ever since Orrin started these posts, I've been looking for a Bush sign or bumper sticker.

Haven't seen a one.

Oahu would be different. Lots of military there.

But to lose the whole state, the Democrats have to lose the Neighbor Islands big. Not happening.

Posted by: Harry Eagar at October 26, 2004 2:14 PM

Ah, the Eagar Method, with the exception of Darwinism, nothing is true unless I personally witness it.

Posted by: oj at October 26, 2004 4:02 PM


If it's claimed that there's a massive thunderstorm over your small town, and you look out the window to behold a blue sky, why would you believe that the reports are true ?

Your contempt for personal experience is just as wacky, in the other direction.

Posted by: Michael Herdegen at October 27, 2004 6:45 PM


I wouldn't assuime that because I saw it raining it was raining everywhere, which is what Harry does. He knows someone who lost their house--everyone's losing their house. He saw a factory where line workers knew something, all factories require skilled labor. He never saw anything evolve, well never mind...

Posted by: oj at October 27, 2004 7:52 PM