I’m certain I speak collectively for many Hawaiian mothers, especially those like me without sons of our own.
Barack Obama makes me proud.
He may not have the blood of my Hawaiian ancestors coursing through his veins. What he does have…is the aloha spirit… which envelopes all…as ohana…family.
I don’t profess to speak for all islanders of my native land. I can only speak what’s in my own heart.
Barack Obama loves his family…his country…and all those who share in his passion for both.
Barack Obama goes about his work without the fanfare of his powerful Office.
Barack Obama does not gladhand…or backslap…or coo sweet nothings in the ears of his challengers.
Barack Obama invites all to sit down at the table, knowing that is the way of a good host. Remembering all the while that he is…the host under whose roof all sit. As such, it is his duty to uphold the…law of the land in justice…and concern for those who are the least among us.
Barack Obama took up that for which he was destined…the Presidency of the United States. He did not flinch in his duty to his fellow Americans. No obstacle was too great that he could not overcome.
Barack Obama is Hawaii’s son…and therefore…my son.
…what mother…wouldn’t be proud…………hugmamma.