HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii News Now political analyst Colin Moore weighed in on the first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, just hours before it started.
Moore said it will be interesting to note what sort of tone Trump will set. Will be the brash person we saw in the republican debates or will be play a more presidential role. Moore sees the debate as a huge opportunity for Trump to get in front of a massive audience and show them that he can be Commander-in-Chief. He will also face some challenges, in that, this is not a scripted event and Trump has been using a Teleprompter on a regular basis.
Clinton is expected to push Trump for specific answers. She is a master of policy and government because she's been in it her entire adult life. Her challenge will be not to alienate the audience by getting bogged down in the details.
As for the race for Honolulu mayor, Moore noted that there's been a lack of interest from voters. He believes the reason is that in the eyes of the constituents the two men don't differ a lot of the issue of rail. They have both pledged to finish the 20 mile project from West Oahu to Ala Moana. Unless something big or scandalous happens, Moore predicts the voter apathy will remain.
You can watch the presidential debate live at 3pm HST on KGMB and KHNL. It will be broadcast again at 8pm on the same channels.