Cynthia Thielen

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

My headquarters opening

Nine days ago when the Republican Committee selected me to run this race, I started from scratch. We didn’t have a sign, an office, a bumper sticker, a scheduled speaking engagement, a volunteer outside my own family, or a campaign account, much less a dime to put in it.

Now, nine days later, we have all those things and more. We have our headquarters. We have a calendar full of campaign appearances, including invitations to AARP, Rotary Club and more. The phone has been ringing off the hook with people wanting to help in any way they can. And in the few days our campaign account has been open, we’ve received an outpouring of donations, with pledges of tens of thousands more to come. We have hit the ground running, and we are going to keep ip the pace all the way to November 7.

I want to speak directly to the over one hundred thousand Ed Case voters out there. I know that to many of you Ed Case was a fresh voice of moderation, independence, and change from the status quo. Many of you are deeply disappointed at the result of the Democratic primary, and even more disappointed at the message that the Democratic machine sent, loud and clear, that it is not interested in moderation, or independence, or change.

I am here to tell you that your chance to change politics in Hawaii is not lost. My message and spirit is much closer to that of Representative Case than the incumbent’s is. That’s why so many Ed Case supporters have already offered support for my campaign. That’s why I am asking you not to give up hope for bipartisanship and moderation in Hawaii

3 Comments:

  • I think that it is critical that "the elephant in the room" (no pun intended ) is considered. Many Case supporters understand that Cynthia Thielen will bring the same moderate, pragmatic and reasoned approach to the U. S. Senate as would have Ed Case.
    An issue that leaves many on the fence is the conduct of the current Administration in Washington. Any political junkie is keenly aware of why and how Senator McCain lost the 2000 nomination (in South Carolina).
    The approaches utilized to win that nomination are the same approaches that have been used by the current adminstration to influence the voting public.

    To get to the point. The swamp in Washington has to be drained. Will Seantor Thielen be able to put her country over her party if it comes to light that the President and his top aides have been operating our nation using a Nixonian modus operandi?

    By Blogger Alan, at 11:22 AM  

  • David/Cynthia,

    I ask for you to comment on this.

    Mahalo.

    By Blogger Doug, at 10:47 AM  

  • even though I am a committed demo, I believe it is best to vote for the best person not the straight party line. Cynthia Thielen will be that person for both Hawaii and the nation.

    By Blogger ninarg, at 8:31 AM  

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