View Poll Results: Who do you think "won" the Aug. 31 Akaka/Case debate?

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  • I'm an Akaka supporter, and I think Akaka won.

    3 15.00%
  • I'm undecided, and I think Akaka won.

    5 25.00%
  • I'm a Case supporter, but I think Akaka won.

    0 0%
  • I'm an Akaka supporter, but I think Case won.

    2 10.00%
  • I'm undecided, but I think Case won.

    6 30.00%
  • I'm a Case supporter, and I think Case won.

    4 20.00%
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Thread: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

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    Thumbs up Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    This is a live thread set up specifically for real-time discussion of the televised debate between Rep. Ed Case and Sen. Daniel Akaka, which is being broadcast live on PBS Hawaii beginning at 7:30 p.m. Afterward, this thread will remain open for further commentary and analysis specific to the debate for a few days, provided comments remain on-topic and civil.

    Feel free to post your observations and reactions as the debate unfolds. In addition to the substance of what the candidates say, their manner and performance as they speak is also quite relevant. Pull out powerful or problematic quotes, critique questions, responses, and rebuttals, and add context to issues that may be raised but not fully or fairly addressed during the debate.

    This is not a thread to harp on your support for a specific candidate, though certainly many of us have strong feelings about one or the other. Even if you're firmly in a camp, you too can have a sense for when things are going well for "your guy," and when things could be could be going better. While you may very well find nothing but fault in the responses or performance of one candidate, and nothing but brilliance and perfection in the other, put some effort into thinking critically and analyzing the big picture.

    (Even if no in-progress commentary surfaces, this thread will remain for discussion of the debate specifically. General Akaka v. Case discussion will of course continue in the previous thread.)

    Enjoy the show, everyone!

    This thread will open shortly before the debate begins.

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    Here we go! Neil Hannah's doing his thing...

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    They bettah not have any commercials!

    Thanks admin for opening this up!

    former prof!

    sounds like questions might be asked in a weird way....

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
    They bettah not have any commercials!

    Thanks admin for opening this up!
    Would that official "U.S. Democracy" be so accessible, responsive and adaptable !!
    Last edited by waioli kai; August 31st, 2006 at 10:59 PM.

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    doh both wearing black....

    are they at a funeral?

    first error by kato...

    Hilo Public schools???

    Hawaii Public schools...etc.

    whos the writer?

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    good points:
    Voting for not just a term, but a generation.
    Ed Case still needs to relax!

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    here it comes...iraq

    knew it had to be coming

    quit reading dude...verbatim?

    typical aloha

    killing me softly

    someone needs a writer!

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    what do you mean, surfer?

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    I'm glad I'm watching this... dang...

    Couldn't they talk verbatim at least for there opening speeches?

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    Default pzarquon Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon
    Here we go! Neil Hannah's doing his thing...
    And what is that?

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ho'ohoa
    what do you mean, surfer?
    Will comment after this... please keep it to the live PBS broadcast going on now

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    age???

    Hmm... transition? change the subject... sheesh what a swirve

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    On Case's opening remarks: Interestingly, I bet he's better at exteporaneous speaking than reading prepared statements. The parts where he was trying to be light and fun came off as wooden, and he made several goofs. He actually struck me as nervous as awkward, which was pretty unexpected.

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by manoasurfer123
    Will comment after this... please keep it to the live PBS broadcast going on now
    did someone say 'pot calling the kettle black'?

    interesting start. the closing remarks should be fun.

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    dang... this not looking good for me as a viewer...

    I still don't care about the vote just yet...

    this will determine my vote...(and for that matter my wifes vote)

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    Age? Stuck on Age? hahahahaha
    Be AKAMAI ~ KOKUA Hawai`i!
    Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    too much reading from the notes...

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    Both seem to be the same on social security "safety net".

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    case was blinking quite a bit...you know what they say about someone who blinks alot giving an answer...

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    I think they are the same on social security.

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by pzarquon
    On Case's opening remarks: Interestingly, I bet he's better at exteporaneous speaking than reading prepared statements. The parts where he was trying to be light and fun came off as wooden, and he made several goofs. He actually struck me as nervous as awkward, which was pretty unexpected.
    He Edward (Edwin, Edwhite, Edwit, Edcase ?) Case should be ashamed,,,, given his past opportunistic leaps for personal gain through the legacy of Patsy Mink, as though she and her family and supporters were mere steps he had to avert on his egoistic/corporatUSt climb toward attainment of personal/corporatist political/economic US power.
    Last edited by waioli kai; August 31st, 2006 at 08:55 PM.

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    Pooling health care costs and plans was done in Hawaii until about 10 years ago. This is a good point for Case. Single proprietors need to have group coverage.

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    ding ding... in my opinion right now... case is eating akaka up just in comm skills alone.

    sorry akaka... your too old school for my thoughts sometimes....

    bring in some fresh meat already!

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    You're right, Mel.

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    Default Re: Akaka vs. Case Debate: Live Thread

    Yep! You're both right. Mel and Manoa!!!
    Be AKAMAI ~ KOKUA Hawai`i!
    Philippians 4:13 --- I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

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