The result of the interviews showed almost a total lack of interest in the State's politics. It turns out that Hawaii has the lowest voter turn out in the United States.
This low turn out has turned Hawaii into a one party state, i.e., Democratic Party. Very few people know or even understand the legislative process in Hawaii. The result is a dedicated group of people, few in number who end up running the State government. Most of the political action takes place at the Primary Election Level, given that the Primary winner typically wins the General Election.
This year may be different. Our Governor Abercrombie was dumped in the Primary (never happened before in American History) opening the way for new blood from the Democrats but the Repulicans are fielding a widly liked former local judge while the new Independent Party is offering up a former popular Mayor of Honolulu.
This might just be the year for some real change in Hawaiian Politics.
From our prospective, we would like to support the candidate with the best platform for small business.
Hawaii...don't hang back...lead the nation in voter turnout and express your opinions at the polls. As we say in Hawaii...not vote, no talk story!