This is a clear and crushing defeat for Obama and ObamaCare. State Senator David Ige – an engineer by trade – made Hawaii’s bungled ObamaCare Exchange a central theme of his 11-point campaign.
Abercrombie after 19+ years in the US Congress – came into office with an abrasive style more suited for Washington than Hawaii. He proved himself a poor administrator.
Now Ige – known as the Quiet Man will face off against former Republican LtGov James R. “Duke” Aiona, Jr. , an attorney and prosecutor who says “We can no longer wait and hope for life-long politicians to solve our problems”.
Vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, – Obama must be worried that an honest governor – and maybe even a Republican one – might finally unlock the vault that contains the Birth Certificate – the one Loretta Fuddy was killed for….
NOTE: Astute political observers will note that Obama did NOT go to Hawaii to campaign for Abercrombie, either (1). because he couldn’t be bothered, or (2). because Abercrombie knew he was in enough trouble already….
Either way, – this is all bad news for Obama and Democrats nationwide. The ObamaCare chickens are coming….home….