Voting is a mind-boggling. Too much powwow about favorite candidates and opponents.
Let us try to give credit to all candidates without prejudice. After all, they have something in common. In their own right they want to better our society.
Some probably are for nepotism but that could be OK if they are confident there's merit to the choices they make. No harm done.
Let us be compassionate with candidates seeking re-election. Let's not judge them for what we think as failure to their promises. They tried, it just did not work or they simply ran out of time.
For first-time candidates, let's support them for their new vision, a vision they think elected candidates overlooked. Common sense. We are not illiterate puppets.
My heart goes to President Barack Obama. He is perceived as failing his promise. Four years is not enough to fix the inherited mess. What he accomplished is a stepping stone to recovery. Another term is good and might be enough to lead to complete recovery. Sacrifices have to be made. His courage and integrity are intertwining.
So is Don Guzman. Guzman's Oct. 13 response to an Oct. 7 ill-mannered letter is inspiring. The letter writer did more damage to Alan Fukuyama.
Good luck, candidates, you deserve a big applause. Please validate Maui no ka oi as a society with good moral values and not only for its sceneries and beaches and the spectacular sugar cane burning that once symbolized harmony.
Irene B. Nakama