Firstly, it’s great to be back. A little fatigued, but getting better every day.
What a morning...we had three GOP Representatives from the House with us today. Minority Leader Aaron Johansen, Rep. Beth Fukumoto and Rep. Richard Fale updated us on crossover and some of their strategies for improving Hawaii. But, what is lacking is a fiery passion for representing a strident opposition to the status quo. This is not an indictment of any individual, but my belief is Hawaii needs a game-changing personality, a leader, that will inspire by delivering an existing GOP message to the masses. Who is that leader who can inspire, yet maneuver within the political maze of the BigSquareBuilding? Save for that individual, the GOP will remain mired in the perception of irrelevancy, although present leadership says GOP relevancy is increased with committee Vice-Chairmanships. Regardless, this state needs decisive and immediate relief and change of direction. All eyes are on the local GOP to see if they will deliver.