i L i n d

Ian Lind • Online daily from Kaaawa, Hawaii

i L i n d header image 4

Entries Tagged as 'Campaigns'

How do the Schatz and Hanabusa factions differ?

April 1st, 2014 · 12 Comments · Campaigns, Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid added his endorsement of Brian Schatz to that of President Obama, making March 31 a big day for the Schatz campaign. A comment on yesterday’s post is worth noting here: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid added his endorsement of Schatz shortly after the POTUS. These developments are sticky wickets for […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Schatz-Hanabusa race continues to get national attention

March 31st, 2014 · 7 Comments · Campaigns, Politics

President Obama’s endorsement of Senator Brian Schatz in the Democratic Primary is making news today. According to a report from the Huffington Post, the endorsement was announced by the Schatz campaign mid-day today in Washington. The endorsement was noted by the Washington Post and TalkingPointsMemo.com, and The Hill. HuffPo also noted a response by EMILY’s […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Being taken off in a police cruiser puts a damper on a campaign for high office

March 26th, 2014 · 6 Comments · Campaigns, Crime, Politics

The San Jose Mercury News gets my vote for the understatement of the day, in a story on a series of raids in San Franisco and Sacramento that have resulted in the arrests of Leland Yee, a State Senator and candidate for California Secretary of state, and alleged gangster Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow. Yee was […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

Retired Lt. General and former ambassador honorary host of Hanabusa fundraiser

March 22nd, 2014 · 12 Comments · Campaigns, Politics

Earlier this week, Rep. Colleen Hanabusa’s campaign sent out an email blast attacking her primary opponent, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz, for lining up endorsements from senators and others “from the mainland (who) have asked Hawaii’s people for money while telling them who should represent our state in the U.S. Senate.” I don’t agree with that […]

[Read more →]

Tags:

What’s most important in politics–Principle or Pragmatism?

March 21st, 2014 · 5 Comments · Campaigns, History, Politics

I’m currently reading Robert Caro’s book, The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. IV (Vintage)>, part of his series probing the career of LBJ. The first section focuses on the lead-up to the 1960 Democratic Party nomination for president. It is extraordinarily good reading, better than a novel for political junkies. Although […]

[Read more →]

Tags: