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First Exposure: Hawaii Congressional candidates forum caught on video

When The Kokua Council announced they had managed to gather together six of the seven congressional candidates for District 1's hotly contested "Hanabusa" seat, I decided to livestream the entire forum. Congressional District 1 is basically Honolulu, and the other district is the other islands and cities and everyone else. That's how important Honolulu is.

Maybe that's why of those seven announced candidates there are three Honolulu City Councilmembers: Ikaika Anderson, Stanley Chang, and Joey Manahan. While the City & County of Honolulu encompasses the entire island of Oahu, Congressional District 1 only includes urban Honolulu and some outlying areas. Ikaika Anderson of Waimanalo actually represents and resides outside Congressional District 1. But I guess that's a minor quibble. Representative Gabbard who represents CD2 lives in CD1.

But back to the table: The Kokua Council managed to gather six of the seven for a short forum. Only State Senator Donna Mercado Kim was absent (on a trip).

Being there during the first unrehearsed presentation by the candidates was very interesting. Ideas and contradictions seem to form during the process as the response to questions moves from candidate to candidate. That is to say, there is a flow and development of political concept as it moves down the table. Or at least, that's what it seems like to me. What do you think?

So, live yesterday and now on Youtube, here it is (The video gets low-rez from time to time but that's the nature of cel data livestreaming):


From left to right at the long table: Joey Manahan, Mark Takai, Kathryn Xian, Will Espero, Stanley Chang, and Ikaika Anderson.

My Livestream channel is "H. Doug Matsuoka": http://new.livestream.com/accounts/3132312

My Youtube channel is "H. Doug Matsuoka": https://www.youtube.com/user/TheYTDoug

More later,

H. Doug Matsuoka
25 February 2014
Makiki, Honolulu

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