In July 2006, Progressive Democrats of Hawaii (PDH), in partnership with the Americans for Democratic Action, Hawaii Chapter (ADA), sponsored a brand-new format of political forum, Political Speed Dating.
The volatile state of the Hawaiian volcanoes and their constant battle with the sea was a major element in Hawaiian mythology, embodied in Pele, the deity of volcanoes.
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On the one hand, this created a need for voters to find a way to meet all ten candidates and get a feel for both their personalities and their position on the issues. With ten candidates, sitting side by side, answering the same question, in turn, the audience would fall asleep between questions.
And, the later candidates had an unfair opportunity to steal the best replies from the many candidates speaking before them.