Obama's victory means pride, maybe dollars for Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) - Hawaii has been home to a number of famous people. Late singer Don Ho, Olympic decathlete Bryan Clay and world champion Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Shane Victorino all lived on the islands.
But the state has now added one more person to that list - Democrat Barack Obama, the next president of the United States.
What that means for Hawaii depends on who is doing the talking.
Obama's election is a source of deep pride for many. Some see business opportunities.
Others believe Hawaii is in line for even more federal spending and congressional clout than it has now.
Many would welcome that news as the state's economy is slipping.
Some speculate that the new president will choose Hawaii as his "western White House" where he and his family can get away for some R&R.