Here are some prophetic words from former Hawaii County Councilman Bob Rosehill, originally published October, 2010.
The Democratic candidate for governor was always a loud-mouthed hippie who had all the answers. I didn't forget.
He called soldiers of my generation murderers and baby-killers. I didn't forget.
He turned his back on Hawaii and the Democratic Party by shirking his responsibilities in Congress and giving up 20 years of seniority. I didn't forget.
He took money from our kids' education for a special election (won by a Republican). I didn't forget.
He hired mainland consultants and image-makers, who changed his way of communicating, dressing and grooming to fool us into forgetting his real persona. I didn't forget.
He did not even have enough energy to walk a short, downhill parade route on the Fourth of July, and yet promises to work tirelessly to make this a better state. I didn't forget.
His supporters included the old-regime politicians ... yet he accused his opponent of being part of the "old power brokers" and claimed to be the face of change, a new Hawaii. I didn't forget.
He supports gambling and other vices. I didn't forget.
This is one Democrat who is voting Republican this year. At least their candidate is not a total fake! I didn't forget, did you?
Bob Rosehill, Hilo