CUH students pick Obama

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The race for president (to be determined by a general election on Tuesday, November 6) is an incredibly close race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney with national polls forecasting a different winner every day. However on Chaminde’s campus Barack Obama is the clear choice.

I went around campus and interviewed seven students and six of them said that they would vote for Obama and the last was undecided.

The general election is on Nov. 6. It is too late to register to vote in this election, but Hawaii residents can register here.

Brad Angelo, 18
Communications Mass Media
From: Aiea
Party Affiliation: Undecided

Angelo is planning on voting in the presidential election but at the moment he is unsure of who he is planning on voting for because he hasn’t been keeping up with the debates. He still needs to research the backgrounds of Obama and Romney, but what he’s really looking for is if the person running is a mediator with an open mind.

Kimberly De Souza, 23
Environmental Studies
From: Singapore
Party Affiliation: Democratic

In this upcoming election, De Souza will not be able to vote because she’s not a citizen of the U.S., but she does keep up with politics. If she were to vote, it would be for Obama. She said that she would vote for him because he believes in utilizing clean energy (wind, solar, etc.), that he is thinking for the future and not just about making money, and he believes in moving forward using sustainable environmental methods.

Kimberly De Souza
Photo by Keri Lynne


Deidre Ichiura
, 40
Finances and Humanities
From: Hawaii Kai
Party Affiliation: Republican

Deidre is voting for Obama this election because she feels like he handled the crisis handed down to him very well, and he can follow though with his ideas. She feels that he is humble and has good ideas. In 2008, she was able to vote, but she said that she voted for the opponent (John McCain) because she felt bad for him.

Jordan Kitabayashi, 20
Environmental Studies
From: Waimea, Kauai

Jordan Kitabayashi
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Party Affiliation: Democratic

In the 2012 election, Kitabayashi is voting for Obama and he is planning on mailing back his absentee ballet to Kauai. The reason he is supporting Obama is because he believes in utilizing clean energy. In 2008, he was not able to participate in the presidential elections because he was underage.

Ashlie Reese, 20
Interior Design
From: Aiea
Party Affiliation: Undecided

Reese is not voting this year because she’s not registered. If she could vote it would be for Obama because she said he seems to help the less fortunate. Due to the fact that she is 20 she was unable to vote in the 2008 election.

Mariah Villanueva, 21
Communications Marketing
From: Kapolei/Makakilo
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Villanueva said she is voting this coming election for Obama because she is a strong Democrat and wants to support her party. She said that she was registered to vote in 2008’s election but did not vote.

Jessica Zahar
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Jessica Zahar, 19
Business Administration
From: Kapolei/Makakilo
Party Affiliation: Republican

Zahar said that this year she will not be voting because she didn’t register, but if she were to vote, it would be for Obama. The reason why she would vote for him is because his views fit Hawaii standards.