What the 2012 Election Says About Hawaii Republicans’ Future

Hawaii’s Republicans should not be fooled about the meaning of Charles Djou’s and Linda Lingle’s losses. The defeats indicate a problem so deep that the quality of the Republican candidates really doesn’t matter any more.

Djou and Lingle were certainly good candidates. They were both well known. Each had well-funded campaigns, certainly compared to Republican candidates in the past. To understand the depths of Republican problems, we need to look at Lingle’s and Djou’s strategies not because their strategies were so flawed but because they were so correct.

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