I have been a visiting guest on your beautiful island for more than 30 years, and have enjoyed coming back every year.
I try to stay out of the politics in the Hawaiian Islands, but there seems to be very little understanding about the parties running for higher offices, i.e., governor, mayors, the Senate, the House of Representative, both in the islands and Washington, D.C.
I have noticed, unlike the news media on the Mainland, that one party is favored over the other. In this case it appears there seems to be more favoritism for the Democratic Party over the Republican Party. I am neither one nor the other, as I have been voting for more than 50 years and try to vote for the person I feel is best for all citizens in the United States of America. I don't always make the right choices, but that's what is so great being an American - if we are not happy with our choices the first time, we can always try to vote that person out the next time around. I don't see this happening here in Hawaii, any more than I see on the Mainland. And the letters have proved this time and time again.
But I will continue to return each year and try to stay clear of any and all signs and sign-wavers, and leave the voting up to the true Hawaiians who have lived in these beautiful islands generation after generation.
Federal Way, Wash.