With Democrat Colleen Hanabusa and Republican Charles Djou locked in a tight race for Hawaii’s 1st Congressional District seat, Hanabusa recently picked up a key endorsement from President Obama.
“We’re very pleased and honored to have President Obama’s outspoken support,” said Hanabusa in a prepared statement, trumpeted on the top banner of her campaign Web site. “With the President supporting Colleen, and Colleen supporting Hawaii, we have a chance to push back against the Republican culture of ‘no.’”
Indeed, Obama’s endorsement features strong language championing Hanabusa, a change of pace from the special election, when Obama refused to back either Hanabusa or fellow Democrat Ed Case.
Funny thing, though: the wording of Obama’s Hanabusa endorsement is identical to the wording of his endorsement for Tom Perriello of Virginia, and Paul Kanjorski of Pennsylvania, and John Carney of Delaware, and…well, you get the idea.
Yes, Obama feels so passionately about Hanabusa’s candidacy—and Perriello’s, and Kanjorski’s, and Carney’s—that he sent out a mass e-mail, taking the time to find and replace a half-dozen words.
Now that’s commitment.