Survey Thursday - Who Are You Voting for?

October 30th, 2008
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* Who you goin vote for for President?

[What da heck is Survey Thursday?]


Now before you get all nuts, I do realize that politics is a touchy and personal subject for us all, so don't feel obligated to voice your opinion here. I expect to either get very few responses or a record amount for WWE readers (which isn't very much anyway! :P ).I was originally just going to post this amusing video a friend sent me (see link below) for today's blog, but since it's Survey Thursday, we might as well keep with tradition right? :)

"Obama's Loss Traced To Ed Sugimoto"
(customized video)

Isn't that video just the most hilarious thing ever? (The old lady cracked me up!) Amazing what technology can do nowadays... You can customize it yourself here.

And yes, I know it's slight propaganda aimed at getting us to vote for Obama, but the real reason why I posted this for you guys is the underlying message... Just Vote! At next week Tuesday's General Election, don't leave it to chance! Whoever you support, just vote, vote, VOTE!

This is Edward Sugimoto and I approve this message. :P


Last Week's Results (Favorite Newscaster)

  • Minna Sugimoto: 6 (DA WINNAH!)
  • Rob Demello: 4
  • Shawn Ching 3
  • Stephanie Lum: 2
  • Steve Uyehara: 2
  • Trini Kaopuiki: 2
  • Kanoa Leahey: 2
  • Malika Dudley: 2
  • Tanya Joaquin
  • Keahi Tucker
  • Jade Moon
  • Dick Allgire
  • Marisa Yamane
  • John Veneri
  • Robert Kekaula
  • Emily Chang
  • Kristine Uyeno

P.S. PHILLIES BABYYYYYYYYY! ;)

23 Responses to “Survey Thursday - Who Are You Voting for?”

  1. M:

    I sent my absentee ballet in a week ago.


  2. hemajang:

    funny Ed...that old lady with the arthritic hip who waiting in line for 5 hours to vote was mighty pissed, swearing up and down at you for failing to vote.

    You know, that might not be a bad idea, have a list of names posted who failed to vote. Make em shame la'dat. Like the mug shots posted on the window of those who shoplifted at 7-11. At one time the newspapers listed all court sentencing and I used to peruse to see if I recognized anyone. And there is that website of those convicted of sex crimes and where they live...huuu, get some live in our community.

    I vote. Obama and Hannemann. I'm not a one-issue voter. You take the good with the bad. I basically vote for the lesser evil.


  3. Kel Sr.:

    Aloha Ed,

    All I can tell you is that I will vote, along with the rest of my family!

    But, I have a message for all who don't vote, but are eligible to vote:

    "Stop grumbling about how bad politicians and the government is"!!

    TO VOTE is not only a RIGHT for all Americans, but a "DUTY".

    If one is eligible to vote and is truly concerned about our nation and its direction, then please vote.

    Have a wonderful day!


  4. Coconut Willy:

    Mufi da Bully. Barry da Muslim. Hey, where's Bu La'ia?

    I'm mailing my vote today.


  5. rayboyjr:

    I really can't understand why most people shy away from saying who they will vote for. It doesn't define who you are or what kind of person you are. Heck, you can change your mind every four years. But, yes, I agree that there won't be too many people revealing their choices here.

    I vote for who I think will do the best job. I usually vote Democrats because I feel they have better policies and programs for the middle to lower income (where most of us are!)

    That being said, for President, I will support Obama.

    Locally, though I generally supported Mufi over the years ... more recently I have been turned off by his bullyish, "my way or no way" style. So I will probably choose Ann Kobayashi. But, it's kinda like choosing Pepsi or Coke ... one is sweeter and the other one kinda burns your throat more ... but more or less the same thing!


  6. rayboyjr:

    Hey Ed...

    I did not see or missed if you said who you are voting for. I think you should let us know who you are voting for too. Well, as least let those of us who revealed our choices. E-mail us or something ... I'm curious to know! 8 )


  7. HNL2LAS:

    I, too vote for who I think will do the best job. I grew up in a family basically Republican, and I consider myself more Republican, however, I've been told my values are very much more Democratic! hehe... so now... I'm middle of the road but still vote whoever I think is better, and hopefully is not lying to me and my community.


  8. Scott:

    I'm voting McCain. In 28 years on Earth, my family, experiences, values, beliefs have made me a pretty conservative guy. It's as simple as that. I'll also vote for Mufi, I'm not a big fan of the train, but I do believe he really loves Honolulu and he is tackling the toughest and most unpopular jobs, like maintenece, not just bandaid solutions either. I watched the debate two nights ago and I was shocked at how disorganized and ill composed Ann K. was.

    I'll be ok with Obama, though, I love America and I'll support our President as long as he's doing his best for America. I can't say that I supported Bush, he was a horrific and stupid person and I hope he goes to his ranch and never surfaces again.


  9. Chicken Grease:

    I’ll be ok with Obama, though, I love America and I’ll support our President as long as he’s doing his best for America. I can’t say that I supported Bush, he was a horrific and stupid person and I hope he goes to his ranch and never surfaces again.

    Scott . . . you know, I've read past posts of yours and, gosh, this sentiment is "horribly" disingenous on your part on W. Bush. W. Bush, you know, he's taken a lot of unwarranted beatings during his Administration. THIS is a guy who has made tough decisions -- especially after 09/11/2001. W. Bush has done more for Africa than the supposed "first black president" Bill Clinton did for Africa (and, while we're on the subject of Bill, I'm sure damn glad W. Bush wasn't caught embarrassing the country the way Bill and the blue dress ended up doing). W. didn't ask for 09/11 (and among THE premiere idiots of this planet are those who say that W. and/or Republicans and/or an "inside job" caused 09/11) and he COMBATTED the threat. I shudder to think how Gore would've handled the tragedy -- he'd probably go tell us to water the plants, turn off the lights, be sensitive, and go have coffee w/Saddam (I don't think anyone is crying over Saddam's hanged neck).

    If Obama gets in as president, I'll respect the office . . . but, I think this guy's gonna be way in over his head. Obama gets into office? I'm making an appointment w/my accountant (who is already WARNING me -- and HE is one of those staunch Democrats; he won't tell me who he's voting for president) the same week to protect the funds and other assorted assets.

    Just make it a point to open up a history book, oh, I dunno, 5-10 years from now? You'll see the truth about W. Bush -- that he was one of the best presidents this country ever had. Somebody like "The Flinstones" cartoon reject known as Barney Frank is the one who should be harangued upon forever -- what that guy and what other Democratic cronies'll did to this country in the name of the household phrase of the year, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Well, let's just say, your H/R dept. will be able to give a quick answer as to why your paycheck or e-paystub shows more Federal taxes being taken out than usual -- "Barney Frank and his Democratic cronies." Conversatives and Warren Buffet, all, WARNED about that FM&FM program, and the nightmare came true.

    Bush had to send men and women into war. ANY president might have to make that decision. I hope Obama can make the same informed decisions that McCain would (and the latter, I'd trust WAY more with regard to this).

    You'll be OK with Obama? Yeah, when you're cutting back on the kids' presents at Christmas and you notice that you're more canned goods lately, I hope you'll still be OK with Obama.

    This is all I have to say about this, I'm not gonna argue here, not gonna volley back and forth, so, take your best shot as needed.

    By the way, locally, I usually vote Democrat, I'm am voting YES for rail and I am voting NO for Con-Con (because, let's face it, the "yes" campaign for Con-Con seemed to really only get started from last week -- if it's so important for a "yes" vote, then, why all the last minute preparations? NO matter WHO is for it [my hero, Peter Carlisle is for it; sorry, Mr. Prosecutor, I'm voting "no"), voting "no" to change the age limit for gov'; I'm voting for Abercrombie. What else is there on the ballot.


  10. Scott:

    There's not enough hours in the day to discuss anything with you, C.G. You're the thorn in the side of these forums, the Advertiser had to moderate you time and again in the live debates, if I remember correctly. And let's not forget your epic rants on Kim's blog. Take a walk, or something pal.


  11. dsosa:

    for you and the cali trip ed - i vote BART island style or bust!


  12. World Wide Ed:

    * M:
    I sent my absentee ballet in a week ago.

    Nice M... I should do the same. Dem lines are gonna be nuts!

    * hemajang:
    funny Ed…that old lady with the arthritic hip who waiting in line for 5 hours to vote was mighty pissed, swearing up and down at you for failing to vote.

    I know yeah hemmaz! Sheez! :P

    * Kel Sr.:
    If one is eligible to vote and is truly concerned about our nation and its direction, then please vote.

    Word!

    * Coconut Willy:
    Mufi da Bully. Barry da Muslim. Hey, where’s Bu La’ia?

    That's actually a good question C Dubbs. Wea da heck is he? ;)

    * rayboyjr:
    I vote for who I think will do the best job.

    Call me naive, but that's exactly how I am. I really don't look at political party. I look at character and who I would prefer being my leader for the next 4 years.

    * rayboyjr:
    I did not see or missed if you said who you are voting for. I think you should let us know who you are voting for too. Well, as least let those of us who revealed our choices. E-mail us or something … I’m curious to know! 8 )

    Ah, no secret rbj. I'm an Obama man. (Sorry McCain lovers). There's just something about him that I like. He exudes confidence and is the kind of man that demands respect. I think that will get us far with other countries. McCain is just too goofy for me. And, I still remember him trying to ban ultimate fighting back in the day!!! Haha, joking... sorta.

    * HNL2LAS:
    I, too vote for who I think will do the best job. I grew up in a family basically Republican, and I consider myself more Republican, however, I’ve been told my values are very much more Democratic! hehe… so now… I’m middle of the road but still vote whoever I think is better, and hopefully is not lying to me and my community.

    True dat HNL2LAS. You never can tell for sure cause they are always good actors/speakers and say what you want to hear, but it's a different story when they actually get into office. Let's just cross our fingers that whoever it is, will do a good job!

    * Scott:
    I can’t say that I supported Bush, he was a horrific and stupid person and I hope he goes to his ranch and never surfaces again.

    Haha, ouch!

    * Chicken Grease:
    This is all I have to say about this, I’m not gonna argue here, not gonna volley back and forth, so, take your best shot as needed.

    *quietly tiptoes out of room*

    * Scott:
    There’s not enough hours in the day to discuss anything with you, C.G. You’re the thorn in the side of these forums, the Advertiser had to moderate you time and again in the live debates, if I remember correctly. And let’s not forget your epic rants on Kim’s blog. Take a walk, or something pal.

    *stays in hiding* *grin*

    * dsosa:
    for you and the cali trip ed - i vote BART island style or bust!

    Wouldn't it be sweet if it ran statewide? Haha! I keed!


  13. Robbie:

    I vote that Ed dress up for Halloween tomorrow as Edwina "Bobo" Sugimoto, a candidate for the BOE.

    On another subject, I think Obama girl, Amber Lee Ettinger facial looks somewhat like a Hawaii model of a few years past, Patricia Ford.
    http://www.hollywood-celebrity-pictures.com/Patricia_Ford

    Actually, I Iike Amber's figure a lot better. I don't know if they are fake, but Patricia's sure do. Plus Amber has decent meat on her bones= curvyness.


  14. Robbie:

    Obama girl link:

    http://www.obamagirl.com/


  15. tita leerz:

    oh that old lady is just way too funny! can i add it to my fb?
    and yeah, where's Bu?
    bart going statewide? wasn't that Frank DeLima's promise if he was voted governor? ...make bridges connecting all islands so the senior citizens can use their bus passes on Da Bus.


  16. Miss Pris:

    I'm voting for OBAMA baybee!! And btw.....you never said who YOU are voting for?

    I think McCain's biggest mistake was choosing Palin...she's a dang joke!

    This will be my very first time voting...so I'm really excited!


  17. Coconut Willy:

    Sorry Scott but CG makes a lot of sense. People are getting caught up with Obama's charisma and smooth talking. Please do your research before voting.
    This country does not need more government bailouts, expansion of government jobs, raising of taxes...read Socialism.

    If Obama wins on Tuesday, watch for the stock market to tank again on Wednesday. People will be forced to sell of their assets before the tax rates go up.

    Do your homework.


  18. GO GREEN:

    OBAMA OHANA!!!


  19. frankie:

    McCain. Even if it makes me look uncool.

    I like Obama. He's intelligent, personable and wore slippers with his jeans and polo shirt when he came to visit his grandma. But no one has proven to me that he is going to be anything but another person who is entrenched on the Hill and immersed in its politics. Therefore I will be voting for the person who I believe will be able to face up against Russia, Iran, N. Korea, China, Pakistan, etc.

    Kobayashi. Why? Because I don't Hawaii to have to waste 10 million $$$$$ when Mufi bails out in 2010 to run for governor.


  20. snow:

    Ed, this is why I never talk about politics with my friends. Ha ha... :) To me, everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and values and who they vote with is up to them. There are good and bad points about every candidate, no matter what office they are running for. We live in the United States and I think we take for granted the fact that we can say what we want and have the right to vote. I love that people are passionate about their beliefs but why not voice their opinion while respecting another's?

    Personally, I'm not sure who I'm voting for on the Presidential ballot, though I kind of wish McCain did not have Palin as his running mate. The timing of this election is critical; whoever is our President can make or break us. I normally feel more removed from the presidential election; this time, I feel that the outcome of the election will noticably effect our lives.

    For mayor, I'll give Mufi another chance. For ConCon, I'll vote no. For rail, err... I have some issues with the language being incorporated into the City Charter like that, so I'll have to do a little more research.


  21. snow:

    *psst... ed... i think you can come out now! just tiptoe very quietly... :) *


  22. Richard:

    Obama, certainly. Where should I begin? The economy? Healthcare? Getting out of Iraq? Help for college students in the form of community service credits? Decency? Great family man with a solid marriage and a talented, caring wonderful wife? Intelligence? An inspiring leader, he has run one of the most effective campaigns in US history. And how fantastic is it to have a hapa guy from Hawaii with so much talent running for the highest office in the land? How could this be bad for our state?

    McCain is probably the bravest man who ever ran for the presidency. But somewhere along the line, something went terribly wrong with his campaign. He adopted the Atwater-Rove tactics of "do whatever it takes to win", with just horribly misleading and false propaganda hurled at his opponent. Selecting Palin as his VP will go down as one of the great political blunders of our time. His lack of computer and other technological expertise should appall any reader of this blog and finally...his age, which negatively impacts his energy and judgement. And his volatile temper. Obama!


  23. World Wide Ed:

    * Robbie:
    On another subject, I think Obama girl, Amber Lee Ettinger facial looks somewhat like a Hawaii model of a few years past, Patricia Ford.
    http://www.hollywood-celebrity-pictures.com/Patricia_Ford

    Ho, any reference to old school Patricia should be commended. Nice work Robbie! Haha!

    * tita leerz:
    oh that old lady is just way too funny! can i add it to my fb?

    Go for um leerz! Or you can make your own and add dat one.

    * Miss Pris:
    This will be my very first time voting…so I’m really excited!

    Nice! Good luck tomorrow MP!

    * Coconut Willy:
    Sorry Scott but CG makes a lot of sense. People are getting caught up with Obama’s charisma and smooth talking.

    This could be true too C Dubbs! Mahalos for sharing!

    * GO GREEN:
    OBAMA OHANA!!!

    Haha! But pua ting. R.I.P. Grandma Obama. :(

    * frankie:
    McCain. Even if it makes me look uncool.

    You don't need McCain to do that! Muhahaha! You set yourself up for dat one frankie-lin. :P

    * snow:
    To me, everyone is entitled to their own beliefs and values and who they vote with is up to them.

    True dat snow! True dat!

    * snow:
    *psst… ed… i think you can come out now! just tiptoe very quietly… *

    Haha, you sure it's safe eh?

    * Richard:
    Obama, certainly. Where should I begin?

    All great points Richard! Good luck to Obama tomorrow!