Political Radar


July 16th, 2014

Here is a look at Gov. Neil Abercrombie's new campaign advertisement in the Democratic primary against state Sen. David Ige, which revives a populist image from his early days in state politics: the yellow Checker cab.

6 Responses to “Cab”

  1. KekoaBradshaw:

    Abercrombie was a phony back in the day when he drove the checker cab and he's still a waha nui phony....And I'm speaking as a Democrat.

  2. Hmmm:

    I assume the clichéd jokes will now begin that the Governor can plan on becoming a cab driver if he loses his primary....

    ... Time better spent would be a real dialogue and series of pieces written exploring why we have two races between 4 generally respected democrats, that are very race based... And what the impact of racial infighting in the Democratic Party is on our society and community.

    People should be assessing donations and volunteers to each candidate, who encouraged them to run... Are the candidates racist when they use the phrase 'our values'... Maybe there is nothing here... But many think there is.

  3. Guido Sarducci:

    Will he bring back the Super Senator costume next?

  4. KekoaBradshaw:

    If anyone thinks politics in the entire USA isn't "race-based", they're kidding themselves. It's been true in Hawaii ever since annexation. It's a fact of life. Even the great Patsy Mink at election time always ran as "Patsy Takemoto Mink".
    As far as my personal values go (as someone born and raised in Hawaii), my "values" do not include turning Kaka`ako into a mini-Manhattan with the large majority of new condos NOT priced for the average working person (interesting how this Abercrombie commercial only mentions "200 new workforce-priced condos").

  5. Chicken Grease:

    Reminds a Grease of the Butch Coolidge taxi scene in Pulp Fiction.

    Driver: "What is your name?"

    Voters: "Voters."

    Driver: "What does it mean?"

    Voters: "We're voters in Hawaii, Neil. Our opinion -- especially when it comes to gay marriage don't mean [squat]."

    With apologies to Tarantino. 😀

  6. Gerald de Heer:

    I thought Louie was the dispatcher.

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