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« Reply #25 on: August 19, 2011, 09:46:28 am »
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Are you people forgetting this?

Djou said something negative about the person he's running against. Clearly, because of that, he's finished.

If he weren't a defeated Republican running in a state hostile to Republicans, he'd have a larger margin of error.
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« Reply #26 on: August 19, 2011, 10:19:54 am »
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Are you people forgetting this?

Djou said something negative about the person he's running against. Clearly, because of that, he's finished.

If he weren't a defeated Republican running in a state hostile to Republicans, he'd have a larger margin of error.

No one's ever won an election by hugging their opponent to death.
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« Reply #27 on: August 19, 2011, 10:49:20 am »
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Are you people forgetting this?

Djou said something negative about the person he's running against. Clearly, because of that, he's finished.

If he weren't a defeated Republican running in a state hostile to Republicans, he'd have a larger margin of error.

No one's ever won an election by hugging their opponent to death.

Neither by being a sore loser.
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« Reply #28 on: August 19, 2011, 11:10:27 am »
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Attacking your opponent after the election is just bitter and shows a lack of class. You really don't see many people who have been defeated running around badmouthing the person who beat them.
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« Reply #29 on: August 19, 2011, 11:40:24 am »
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...at least not ones that want to be run again soon.
This here announcement spells "descent into perennial candidate hell with the brakes off" to me.
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I may conceivably reconsider.

Knowing me it's more likely than not.
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« Reply #30 on: August 19, 2011, 07:58:47 pm »
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Are you people forgetting this?

Djou said something negative about the person he's running against. Clearly, because of that, he's finished.

You're ridiculous.

Djou's exit was hardly just [saying] something negative about the person he's running against". It was an act of first class douchbaggery and something that undoubtedly left a bad taste to every non True Believer (and there aren't many in Hawaii).
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« Reply #31 on: August 20, 2011, 06:32:10 am »
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Barring some sort of massive scandal, the idea that Djou could beat Rep. Hanabusa is fantasy.  I hope the GOP pours a lot of money into trying to win this race.


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« Reply #32 on: August 20, 2011, 10:00:32 pm »
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Are you people forgetting this?

Djou said something negative about the person he's running against. Clearly, because of that, he's finished.

You're ridiculous.

I think you're going a bit too far in the other direction here, he closed his campaign on a sharply negative note and said "I have no plans to run for any political office ever again."  What's going to be the central reason for his candidacy -- that the GOP House that swept into control when he lost would be improved by a friendly Republican instead of a hostile Democrat?

How's that gonna fly in Hawaii?
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« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2011, 02:54:21 pm »
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Hanabusa is running for the House again, setting up a re-rematch with Djou.
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