"It isn't that people reject that idea as stupid," said Neal Milner, a retired University of Hawaii political science professor. "It's just that when push comes to shove, a Republican like Djou has a long way to go to make enough people see that idea as powerful enough to make them change parties."
"Neil has always had a reputation here for being kind of a loudmouth, but one who gets along with people very well," said Neal Milner, a political science professor emeritus as the University of Hawaii. "He's lost that aura of being competent and telling it like it is. Instead of being seen as provocative, and having that work for him, he's beginning to be seen as kind of clumsy."